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Reporter Praised For Remaining Calm While Trump Supporter Yells Expletives To His Face: ‘Fake News B*tch!’

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Reporter Praised For Remaining Calm While Trump Supporter Yells Expletives To His Face: ‘Fake News B*tch!’





ABC 7 El Paso reporter Michael Gordon is being praised by fellow reporters for remaining professional and calm while being subjected to verbal abuse by a deranged supporter of President Donald Trump.

The local reporter shared a short clip of some of the abuse he received from an unidentified woman seen carrying a sign that called a group of news outlets “fake” news, a refrain frequently used by the president to attack news coverage critical of his administration.

“Hi Fake news,” the woman said while jumping and waving at the camera. She then chanted, “Fake ass news!,” before pointing at the reporter and yelling: “You all are fake. You’re fake.”



In a second clip shared by Gordon, what appeared to be the same woman can be heard yelling expletives at the news crew: “Get the f*ck out of my face fake news bitch!”

Several of Gordon’s colleagues praised him for his professionalism on Twitter.

FOX5’s Tom Fitzgerald tweeted: “Never been prouder of one my all-time favorite former @Fox5DC interns @MichaelGordonTV. He’s not only more than come into his own career, but gives a master class here in ‘never let them see you sweat.’ Kudos Michael!”

CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted: “Just look at how this El Paso area TV reporter is abused. How is this appropriate behavior?”

KTLA reporter Eric Spillman tweeted: “Excellent work under challenging conditions. It's this kind of behavior I find frightening. The next step is violence. We should all be worried.”

FOX5 DC’s Evan Lambert wrote: “Class. Keep reporting!”

Gordon said he held no “ill will towards the woman” who verbally abused him, adding that “a ton of credit goes to my photographer Todd Tony. He had my back out there all day and got some truly amazing shots.”





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