Because the reporter likely lied.
First, the passage in question:
Just calling Trump to Hitler was not enough. Reporters tried to connect Trump to anti-Semitism. Julia Ioffe wrote an unflattering profile in GQ of Melania Trump. Ioffe wrote about Melania’s father, Viktor Knavs, fathering a son out-of-wedlock in 1965, as well as a tax evasion charge that was later expunged from his record.
Ioffe filed a complaint with police in Washington, D.C., that she was the subject of anti-Semitic death threats from Trump supporters after the story appeared.Now why would I do that?
Because I now have every reason to believe she made this "hate crime" up.
Politico fired this woman yesterday after she tweeted "Either Trump is f*****g his daughter or he's shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?"
Ioffe had already given notice that she was joining Atlantic, which has no qualms about hiring her.
President Trump is not taking this crap from the press.
Got News reported: "President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inner circle will be cutting off access to David Bradley’s Atlantic magazine after a disgusting tweet by one of its new hires, Julia Ioffe, a highly-placed source has confirmed to GotNews."
“This was not a first-time thing,” the Trump source told GotNews, pointing to “conspiracy theories” written by Atlantic senior editor David Frum about Trump world’s ties to Russia.
“It’s a far left-wing magazine that’s about as relevant as the New Republic. We’re getting pretty tired of them calling us anti-Semites while they write hit pieces against our Jewish staffers.”
The anonymous staffer who spoke to GotNews also pointed to the recent hiring of BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins, who circulated a discredited rumor that Breitbart News was backed by Trump and who had a reputation of embellishing or making up stories against Trump during the 2016 cycle.
The wilding by the press must end. In March, a reporter filed a false allegation of battery against Corey Lewandowski, after going on Good Morning America -- run by Clinton campaign spokesman George Stephanopoulos -- to air her preposterous tale. Video later cleared Lewandowski.
Given that hate crime hoaxes continue against Trump supporters -- Yasmin Seweid being one of the few to be uncovered as a hoaxer -- I cannot in good conscience lend any credence to these cries of wolf.
Let me make it clear, death threats should result in jail time. I also oppose anti-Semitism. But I will be darned if I will allow myself to fall for these vicious, nasty fools who smear Trump supporters like that.