New York Times editor deletes and apologizes for past 'offensive' tweets

TheHill | 1/1/2010 | Joe Concha
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A senior editor at the New York Times apologized Thursday for "offensive" tweets from nearly a decade ago, as one Republican lawmaker called for his firing.

“I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry,” New York politics desk editor Tom Wright-Piersanti said on Twitter after Breitbart News drew attention to the tweets.

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The tweets, which were deleted late Wednesday, include one from Jan. 1, 2010, in which Wright-Piersanti referred to a "Crappy Jew Year."

“I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So… HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews," he wrote in one tweet.


Another, from December 2009, referred to the “Jew-police.”

“We are aware of these tweets, which are a clear violation of our standards. We are reviewing next steps," The New York Times said in a statement.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), who is Jewish, has called on Wright-Piersanti to...
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