Now, you may not know who New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt is.
But you do know some of his work. Because he’s the guy who ended up with the leaks that started from former FBI Director James Comey. More recently this past week, he’s one of the reporters behind the story on the “Bolton leak,” the New York Times report about alleged information in Bolton’s draft manuscript. Funny how he ends up with these finely-timed stories that help Democrats.
The report has been called into question from multiple people including the DOJ and the White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney.
The timing of the report, right at the end of the impeachment trial at the height of the fight over witnesses was suspect at best.
Fortunately, senators were able to see past it and voted down the motion for new witnesses.
But of course, don’t think that Schmidt is a partisan, no sir. He’s an objective journalist. Or not so much.
Schmidt allegedly received a DM from the offensive coordinator for the Brown University football team, Coach Vinny Marino. In the DM, Marino questioned his credibility and suggested that he should be investigating why Joe Biden got the Ukrainian prosecutor fired.
How do we know about this DM? Why, because it apparently irked Schmidt that anyone dare question him so he decided to share it on Twitter, identifying Marino’s place of employment, with the obvious intent of trying to shame Marino.
Got this message this morning from @coachVMarino the offensive coordinator for the Brown University football team. Gives us a sense of where things stand in our politics and how folks view the media. pic.twitter.com/DgEHvWvlc9
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) February 1, 2020
Of course, he had to know that would cause people to attack Marino and try to get him fired, cancel culture being what it is, because apparently Marino isn’t allowed to have a different opinion or dare to question Schmidt.
Here’s some of the crazy:
— Bertha A Mason 🇺🇸🌊 (@BerthaAMason) February 1, 2020
@coachVMarino is an example of easily duped victims of #FoxNews #Russian-style propaganda & misinformation. An embarrassment for @BrownUniversity. Exactly the Putin-directed disinformation campaign that #FionaHill begged #Congress not to amplify. Universities must do better.
— Tom Fervoy (@tomfervoy) February 1, 2020
Politics have nothing to do with his job. If he’s using work equipment to do this he should be fired.
— Lisa resists 🤦🏼♀️🌊🏳️🌈 (@lpalacios347) February 1, 2020
Marino’s Twitter is now locked.
Really nasty and vile move by Schmidt, and it pretty much proves Marino’s point that some in media are not to be trusted. Hope no one ever trusts giving this guy a tip ever again as it’s clear he doesn’t respect anyone’s privacy, has no ethics and is truly a petty human being, in addition to pushing propaganda.
But fortunately, most people are sane and blasted Schmidt.
Coach Marino privately offered you legitimate criticism. Your unnecessarily public response to it gives us a sense of how corrupt our media are.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) February 1, 2020
The fact you share this accompanied by the name of his employer gives us a better sense of where the left is. Instead of replying to a polite message that expresses a polite opinion, you intend to jeopardize his job. And yes, you did exactly that otherwise no need to mention it.
— NH (@TwoQuoque) February 1, 2020
You could have written him back and helped him understand your position, but doxxing him to your 205k followers with the intent of him losing his job works too.
— The Red-Headed Libertarian ™ (@TRHLofficial) February 2, 2020
— Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) February 1, 2020
Everything he said is true.
— 🇭🇰 Doctor Terrapin Andii 🇹🇼 (@Andiiterrapin) February 2, 2020
Thanks for reinforcing his point by publishing his DM instead of addressing his point.
— Toxic Miscuelinity (@Dave_DelFavero) February 1, 2020
Vinny Marino picked up fans. Good for him for speaking a little truth to the New York Times.
Love this Vinny Marino for standing up to this swamp rat reporter.. This is how everyone should treat these propaganda peddlers.. until they change their ways or run out of business.
Kudos to you @coachVMarino https://t.co/vU9D8Dxe7i
— JWellz (@MrWellz412) February 2, 2020
Wtf I love Vinny Marino now https://t.co/919WM9p7Zk
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) February 1, 2020
Hopefully Brown doesn’t allow crazy people to bully it and believes in freedom of speech. But once again, liberals want to shut down opinion they don’t like.