Journalist Fired After Pretending To Board Up Building In Photo Op

By 97.1 The Ticket

You've probably seen the viral video by now. 

A young lady was posing for a photo where she acted as if she was helping board up a vandalized building in Santa Monica. Once she got her photo, she walked back to her Mercedes SUV and drove away. 

This lady stopped someone boarding up a store in Santa Monica so she could hold the drill for a picture, then drove away. Please don’t do this. #santamonicaprotest #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterLA

— ewu (@ewufortheloss) June 1, 2020

With over 27 million views on the video, you had to figure someone was going to figure out this woman's identity. 

Sure enough, Fiona Moriarty-McLaughlin has been found. And to make matter worse, she's a journalist. Moriarty-McLaughlin writes for the Washington Examiner.

Well, not anymore. 

According to reports, Fiona has been fired from the Examiner. 

I'm told that @Factswithfiona has been fired by the Washington Examiner.

— Yashar Ali -- (@yashar) June 2, 2020