BREAKING: New York Times demotes high-ranking editor following social media controversies

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A high-ranking editor at The New York Times was demoted following recent incidents that resulted in a heavy backlash on social media.

The Times confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday that the editor, Jonathan Weisman, has been demoted for his “serious lapses in judgment.”

The article goes on to state the following:

“Jonathan Weisman met with [New York Times Executive Editor] Dean Baquet today and apologized for his recent serious lapses in judgment. As a consequence of his actions, he has been demoted and will no longer be overseeing the team that covers Congress or be active on social media. We don’t typically discuss personnel matters, but we’re doing so in this instance with Jonathan’s knowledge,” a Times spokesperson told Fox News.

“Jonathan Weisman, who joined the Times in 2012 and most recently served as deputy Washington editor, sparked multiple outrages on Twitter in recent weeks” Politico reported. “He deleted a July 31 tweet implying that two congresswomen of color, Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), weren’t really from the Midwest and that Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the Alabama-born civil rights leader, wasn’t from the Deep South.”

Politico also points out a tweet from last week in which Weisman tweeted that Justice Democrats had backed an Ohio primary challenger “seeking to unseat an African-American Democrat, Joyce Beatty.” He neglected to say that Morgan Harper, the challenger, was black, too. Harper pointed out that fact in response.

“In a statement last week, the Times said Weisman ‘repeatedly displayed poor judgment on social media and in responding to criticism,’ and that the paper was ‘closely examining what to do about it,’” Politico reported.

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2 Comments

  1. Ntc August 13th, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Siunds luje hes speaking the truth

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  2. Diana McLaughlin August 13th, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Why should they mention the color of skin or nationality in the first place. They never use to mention anything but the name years ago. Oh yes, the Democratic Leftist made it a racist must to say.

    Reply

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