The Worst Person in the Refugee Crisis Right Now
Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.
The woman in the light-blue shirt:
Worst journalist of the year award goes to camerawoman who tried to trip a refugee so they'd be caught by the police. pic.twitter.com/2vRTYMLfmm— DavidKenner (@DavidKenner) September 8, 2015
She was also caught on camera kicking a young girl. Hanna Kozlowska has details:
The incident happened in the town of Roszke in southern Hungary, close to the Serbian border, as refugees broke through a police line at a collection point. The woman has been identified as Petra Laszlo. The station she was on assignment for is affiliated with Jobbik, Hungary’s far right party.
AFP correspondent Dave Clark notes:
Sacked now, apparently. Say one thing for neo-fascists, no lengthy disciplinary process