Fans of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump made news recently with some nasty and abusive behavior toward MSNBC campaign reporter Katy Tur, behavior which earned rebukes from fellow journalists like Chuck Todd and Megyn Kelly. According to Tur, Trump fans called her a “bitch” and were jeering and making obscene gestures at the press pen during a recent Trump event.
Chuck Todd even went so far as to worry over the safety of reporters like Tur at Trump events.
Kudos to Chuck for stepping up and saying something, but Katy Tur doesn’t work for Chuck Todd, and her network has shown little interest in protecting her from abuse like this. In fact, they’ve rewarded it. Most of the media seems to have missed this, but Trump himself actually singled Tur out physically at a rally, and whipped the crowd into a frenzy against her.