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Tom Wright-Piersanti, a senior staff editor on the political desk of the New York Times embarrassed his paper, which has been busy lately attacking President Trump for anti-Semitism, when several of his past offensive anti-Jewish tweets resurfaced at Breitbart, including one from New Year’s Day in which he resolves to be “less anti-Semitic” that year!
Among his many offensive tweets most from around the 2009-2010 era, now deleted with apology:
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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.”
At the time of the outbursts, Wright-Piersanti was working at the Newark Star-Ledger according to the New York Post. He joined the Times in 2014.
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Many others tweets, since deleted, would not pass muster with the sensitivity police that work at the Times, such as this one:
A Times spokesman reacted: “We are aware of these tweets, which are a clear violation of our standards. We are reviewing next steps.” As of Friday afternoon, no action has been announced.
Paper - Editor - Fate - Paper - Examples
As the paper ponders its editor’s fate, it’s revealing to see how the paper has dealt with previous examples of offensive (or “offensive”) social media comments, both fresh and ancient, both from people in the news or on the Times’s staff.
Old, offensive internet commentary from Parkland teen and Second Amendment activist Kyle Kashuv tweets made the paper’s front page in June under the headline, “Racist Comments Cost Conservative Parkland Student a Place at Harvard.”
Paper - Outrage - Tweets - Friends - Bastions
The paper’s outrage regarding “offensive” tweets seems connected to how “woke” one is and how many friends you have in liberal bastions like the mainstream press and Hollywood.
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