Daily Beast Editor-in-Chief Slams Ethics of ‘Professional Polarizer’ Glenn Beck and The Blaze


Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon slammed The Blaze and “professional polarizer” Glenn Beck Monday for shaming a Beast editor who shared his personal opinions on social media. Avlon insisted his staff members are entitled to post their own ideas, adding they “sure as hell aren’t going to get lectured on journalistic ethics” by The Blaze.

The Blaze posted a write-up Sunday of a series of tweets from Daily Beast executive editor Noah Shachtman. The write-up targeted Shachtman for suggesting a boycott of Donald Trump‘s businesses and insisting anyone who supports the Republican presidential candidate is “supporting racism and neo-fascism”:

Avlon responded to The Blaze article by supporting Shachtman in a series of tweets, telling his followers a core part of his publication’s “mission is to stand up to bullies, bigots and hypocrites.”

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