Boston, Mass., Jan 11, 2023 / 15:45 pm
A reporter for Politico indicated that he is no longer with the organization following a tweet he made slandering the late Pope Benedict XVI on the day of the pope’s death.
“Homophobic pedophile protector and Hitler Youth alumnus dead at 95,” Eric Geller, Politico’s former cybersecurity reporter, tweeted on Dec. 31, 2022.
Geller, who was with the organization for more than six and half years, received heated criticism following his tweet.
Later in the day, Geller tweeted that he deleted his offensive tweet saying that it was in “poor judgment.”