Trump-supporting Twitter user says HuffPost writer cost husband job, put family in danger

On Thursday, Amy Mekelburg, a Trump-supporting Twitter user who goes by the handle of @AmyMek, said that Luke O’Brien, a senior reporter for the left-wing Huffington Post, put her and her family in danger and cost her husband his job with the WWE.

So, who, exactly, is Amy Mekelburg?  She’s not a public figure, doesn’t hold public office and isn’t a pundit for any organization that we know of.  She’s a Twitter user who supports Donald Trump, opposes militant Islamic jihad and opposes Barack Obama.  She also has a lot of followers on Twitter — over 223,000.

This, plus her outspoken opposition to radical Islam, was apparently enough for O’Brien to dig into her life and write a scathing propaganda hit piece for the HuffPost.

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O’Brien began:

She was supposed to be a Russian bot. That seemed like the best explanation for @AmyMek. No normal person could be so prolific and prejudiced.

For five years, the mysterious Twitter account ― which has more than 200,000 followers, including Sean HannityRoseanne Barr and the personal account of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and has earned endorsements from Donald Trump and Michael Flynn ― has tirelessly spewed far-right propaganda and, above all, Islamophobia. Around 25 tweets a day, sometimes more, the majority of them designed to stoke hatred of Muslims.

O’Brien went on to claim that her Twitter feed is “one long screed that reflected the collective id of the Make America Great Again movement. Tea party rage, evangelical hokum and white supremacy ― it was all there.”

According to O’Brien, Mekelburg is a “45-year-old resident of Fishkill, New York, grew up in a Jewish family in East Brunswick, New Jersey, a fairly affluent community not far south of New York City. Her father owns a wholesale business called Mekelburg Co. that sells magnets, keychains and assorted gimcrackery. Her brother runs a popular restaurant and craft beer bar in Brooklyn that also bears the family name.”

About the only thing he left out was her physical address and phone number.

He even went so far as to dig into her high school years.

The report said that Mekelburg married one Salvatore “Sal” Siino, who eventually got a job as an executive with the WWE.

He no longer works there, thanks to O’Brien, who gleefully reported:

Mekelburg appeared to operate without fear of fallout anywhere. As this story neared publication, she kept tweeting hate, even when her husband’s job was in jeopardy. Last Friday, after HuffPost asked the WWE a second time if anyone there had known about @AmyMek before hiring Siino, the company responded definitively.

“No,” said the WWE spokesperson. “Now that it has come to our attention, Sal Siino is no longer an employee.”

And it seems that O’Brien, or someone working for him, was following Siino around:

Siino showed up at the Fishkill apartment complex over Memorial Day weekend, dry-cleaned shirts hanging in the back of his Audi A5. On Tuesday, he was still there. And Mekelburg was still tweeting. She raved about “jihadi rape gangs” and threw her support behind Tommy Robinson, a far-right, anti-Muslim, violent British criminal who was arrested last week for contempt of court after livestreaming about “Muslim paedophiles” outside a gang rape trial in Leeds, England. She defended Roseanne Barr after Barr tweeted racist and Islamophobic comments and anti-Semitic lies.

He also played the victim card and suggested that Trump supporters, which he referred to as “MAGA xenophobes,” are ready to engage in mass shootings across the country.

Of course, he threw in the usual left-wing tropes about Trump supporters being racists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, bigots and all the typical buzz-phrases used in leftist propaganda rags intended to foment hate and possible violence against those who support the president.

Mekelburg wrote on Twitter:

She included:

And, she said, O’Brien is harassing her family and friends:

She added:

Others, horrified by O’Brien’s actions, weighed in:



Pamela Geller noted:



So, this is what mainstream “journalism” looks like in the age of Trump…  Looks more like propaganda designed to foment hate to us.

And keep in mind this is the SAME HuffPost that once said Trump and his supporters should be tried and executed for treason.

H/T The Gateway Pundit


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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