Journalists Mourn Death Of Progressive ‘Giant,’ Media Writer Simon Maloy

Ben Dimiero

Journalists took to Twitter on Monday morning to express grief and offer condolences to the family and colleagues of Simon Maloy, a journalist and writer who died recently of colon cancer.

Media Matters, where Maloy most recently worked as a senior writer, announced his passing on Monday morning in a blog post. Maloy had been battling colon cancer for a year and a half.

Maloy left behind a wife and two young sons. Colleagues and followers reacted to the news with shock and grief across Twitter Monday, calling him a “giant” for the progressive movement and democracy as a whole. Many said he was one of the smartest and wittiest writers on Twitter, pointing to his last tweet as attestation.

Maloy contributed to TPM’s “Golden Dukes” scandal contest as a guest judge for several years.

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