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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Being a journalist in the digital age can make a person an inevitable target of hatemongers. HuffPost Senior Political Reporter Amanda Terkel got a gust of hate blown in her direction last night. In this case, the reader dinged her for using the phrase “African American.”

 The Mirror sought further comment from Terkel on the matter.

She said it’s par for the course of being a journalist. “I’ve been getting racist, sexist, or just generally hateful emails ever since I started writing online (in addition to nice messages as well!),” she said. “Some of them are anonymous, but quite often people use their real names and/or work accounts, which is amusing. At this point, the vitriol isn’t even surprising — just something that comes with the job these days.”