I’m lucky to work with some of the best women journalists in the country, and I stand with them in denouncing the sexist and hateful attacks on women and their coverage of politics, particularly the politics of our president.
In the last few days, the CNN political team has endured a torrent of harassment by President Trump’s supporters through social media — including death threats, sexual harassment and insults based on gender, race and religion.
This is a national problem, not just a problem of journalists, but of the people listening to, sharing and writing about what is going on. That is dangerous, and corrosive, and it is time for Mr. Trump and his defenders to end the harassment of women journalists and stop using social media to bludgeon women in their names.
Please join us in remembering this day and calling on Facebook, Twitter and Google to take responsibility for regulating their platforms and put a stop to this kind of abuse.
We wrote about this issue a few weeks ago, arguing that it should have been the subject of an NPR story. We wrote about it again last month, calling on Facebook to investigate and remove the “animals” that appeared to be attacking the CNN political team.
We wrote about it again this week, adding a note of sympathy for the CNN team, which included Kate Bennett, Kaitlan Collins, Suzanne Malveaux, Eli Stokols, Kaitlan Collins, Elizabeth Cohen, Margaret Talev, Amanda Carpenter, Lisa Lerer, Manu Raju, Manu Raju, Ana Marie Cox, Deirdre Imus, Courtney Kube, Frank Scarpelli, Dana Bash, and Sarah Goodyear.