NBC Fire Katie Rich
NBC’s Dateline runs an award winning series titled “My Kid Would Never Do That, Bullying”.
Ironically, following President Donald Trump's inauguration, one of NBC’s employees Katie Rich, from SNL, tweeted about the President's youngest son. Rich tweeting “Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter”. Three hours later she deleted her tweet.
Barron Trump is a 10-year-old boy and Donald Trump's youngest child with wife, Melania Trump. He attends the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in Manhattan. He is fluent in English and Slovene. Melania throughout the Trump campaign has said she wanted to keep Barron out of the public eye and as such Barron made a total of three appearances on his father’s campaign trail.
Rosie O'Donnell sparked criticism after she retweeted a video suggesting that Barron Trump has a developmental disorder. “Barron Trump Autistic?” Rosie issued a tardy apology to Melania
In 2014, Republican congressional aide, Elizabeth Lauten, resigned after her Facebook post criticizing President Obama’s daughters for their attitude and outfits during the annual White House turkey pardon.
A child’s self-esteem can be devastatingly effected long after being bullied or harassed. A child who has only been bullied even once in his or her life can suffer lifelong effects.
Kids who have been bullied are more likely to suffer: depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
NBC needs to put their money where their mouth is and fire Katie Rich if they truly believe that there is no tolerance for bullying. Rich has yet to apologize to Barron and the Trump family for her horrific attack on a 10-year-old boy. A young boy who was put in the limelight because of who his father is.
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