EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Screenshots Reveal BuzzFeed Director Wishing for Trump Assassination

Thu 4th, 2017 1:05 am EST

BuzzFeed, the outlet behind the infamous and absurd “Golden Showers” dossier, has more than a bit of disdain for President Donald Trump — as proven through these leaked conversations from their private workplace chat.

In screenshots exclusively provided to Big League Politics by former BuzzFeed employee Tim “Treadstone” Gionet, better known as Baked Alaska, the website’s Director of Social Media Maycie Thornton wishes for Trump’s assassination as co-workers laughed and cheered her on.

“Maybe someone will assassinate him,” said Thornton.

“This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Treadstone told Big League.

Treadstone has been outspoken as his treatment as a BuzzFeed employee after coming out publicly in support of Trump during the election season. His allegations of being treated differently at work for being conservative were confirmed by multiple BuzzFeed employees in a profile by Oliver Darcy for Business Insider.

Appearing on Tucker Carlson on Wednesday evening, Ben Smith Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed News, claimed that conservatives did not face discrimination at the outlet.

Smith claimed that Treadstone’s story about unfair treatment were lies when he was confronted about it by Carlson.

Carlson read from Darcy’s piece, “‘I’ll never forget this story,’ Gionet said, recalling to Business Insider the “aha moment” that drove him toward Trump. ‘I was talking about the new Justin Bieber album. And I was like, ‘Dude, that new Justin Bieber album is dope. I have to admit, I love Justin Bieber. He is totally my spirit animal.’ And someone came up to me and was like, ‘Hey bro, you can’t say spirit animal, that’s culturally appropriating Native American culture and that’s not cool.’”

Treadstone claims that after his switch to Trump, his treatment at the outlet took a turn for the worst — and the hostility ultimately lead to his resignation.

“I don’t think it happened, I was not there,” Smith said. “He was not somebody who I think was persecuted for his conservative beliefs.”

Smith has previously been referred to as a “total mess” by President Trump.

Buzzfeed initially declined to comment for this report.

Will CEO Jonah Peretti condemn his employees calling for the assassination of President Trump?

UPDATE: Shortly after this report was published, all three BuzzFeed employees implicated in the leak set their Twitter accounts to private.

UPDATE: Buzzfeed spokesman Matt Mittenhal eventually replied to Big League Politics, stating, “While the remark in question is regrettable, it was made in private by someone who is not a reporter nor even an employee of BuzzFeed News. Attempting to turn a throwaway comment from an entertainment employee into evidence of bias at an affiliated news division is ludicrous.”

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34 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Screenshots Reveal BuzzFeed Director Wishing for Trump Assassination”

  1. […] Tonight it was revealed that employees at Buzzfeed, in an official work Slack during work hours, hoped for Donald Trump to be assassinated. […]

  2. […] Tonight it was revealed that employees at Buzzfeed, in an official work Slack during work hours, hoped for Donald Trump to be assassinated. […]

  3. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  4. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  5. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  6. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  7. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  8. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  9. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  10. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  11. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Treadstone told Big League. […]

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  14. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line, Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  15. […] Gionet returned the favor and leaked screenshots to  Patrick Howley‘s Big League Politics, in the form of  an internal BuzzFeed conversation calling for President Trump‘s […]

  16. […] Now images have emerged (from Baked Alaska himself) of Buzzfeed’s director of social media, Maycie Thornton, saying “maybe someone will assassinate (Trump)” in a conversation with two other employees of Buzzfeed. You can read the article here. […]

  17. […] Source: EXCLUSIVE: Leaked Screenshots Reveal BuzzFeed Director Wishing for Trump Assassination – Big L… […]

  18. […] Baked Alaska provided copies of tweeted conversations against President Trump to make his point. And after this news broke, three staffers locked their accounts. The left is calling it a joke, I call it evil. For instance, when Justice Antonin Scalia died, BuzzFeed held an office party. I wouldn’t hold your breath hoping that CEO Jonah Peretti will condemn his employees for this. It seems to be endemic at BuzzFeed. […]

  19. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  20. […] All three @BuzzFeed employees implicated in the leak have locked their accounts @Cernovich @bakedalaskahttp://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-leaked-screenshots-reveal-buzzfeed-director-wishing-trump-ass… […]

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  22. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  23. […] UPDATE: Shortly after this report was published, all three BuzzFeed employees implicated in the leak set their Twitter accounts to private. (Source) […]

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  26. […] As to BuzzFeed employees openly wishing for the assassination of Trump, that was confirmed by a series of screenshots Gionet had kept of an internal messaging system for the media organization that were published online by the pro-Trump news site Big League Politics. […]

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  28. […] “This was not the first time BuzzFeed employees talked openly about wishing President Trump would get assassinated, they hated conservatives so much they even held an office party when Justice Scalia died. It was a toxic environment and you were declared a heretic if you were a Trump supporter, bottom line,” Gionet told Big League Politics. […]

  29. […] “Maybe someone will assassinate him,” quipped Maycie Thornton, BuzzFeed’s Director of Social Media, according to screenshots from the website’s Slack group obtained by Big League Politics. […]

  30. […] recent screenshots provided to Big League Politics by a former BuzzFeed employee, the website’s current social media director Maycie Thornton is […]

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