Vox Media has suspended editor Emmett Rensin for a series of tweets that encouraged people to riot if a rally for Donald Trump came to their town.
The disciplinary action was the result of a few tweets, but this rather moronic and dangerous sentiment kicked it all off:
Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot.
— Emmett Rensin (@emmettrensin) June 3, 2016
See Republicans? Liberals can be stupid too!
Rensin’s idiocy left Vox with no choice.
“We at Vox do not take institutional positions on most questions, and we encourage our writers to debate and disagree,” wrote Vox editor in chief Ezra Klein, in a statement. “But direct encouragement of riots crosses a line between expressing a contrary opinion and directly encouraging dangerous, illegal activity. We welcome a variety of viewpoints, but we do not condone writing that could put others in danger. In this case, Emmett’s tweets violated Vox’s standards and Emmett has been suspended as a consequence.”