Michael Hirsh, the national editor of Politico Magazine, has resigned after posting two of Richard Spencer’s addresses on Facebook.
Spencer is a white nationalist, and Hirsh encouraged people to “Stop whining about Richard B. Spencer, Nazi, and exercise your rights as decent Americans.”
In a statement obtained by Poynter, Politico editor in chief John Harris and editor Carrie Budoff Brown condemned Hirsh’s actions.
“These posts were clearly outside the bounds of acceptable discourse, and Politico editors regard them as a serious lapse of newsroom standards. They crossed a line in ways that the publication will not defend, and editors are taking steps to ensure that such a lapse does not occur again.”