Backlash after racist, anti-Semitic tweets of NYT political editor come to light

Backlash after racist, anti-Semitic tweets of NYT political editor come to light

[Ed. – Well, yeah. This stuff isn’t even borderline.  And it’s certainly not that old or from a juvenile period in his life.]

The New York Times faced intense backlash on Thursday after one of its editor’s anti-Semitism was exposed and the scandal trended to the top on Twitter — which led multiple high-profile figures and politicians to call for his firing. …

In a tweet from 2010, Wright-Piersanti tweeted: “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.”

In another tweet that included a picture of a car with a Menorah on the roof, Wright-Piersanti wrote: “Who called the Jew-police?” …

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Wright-Piersanti, who also wrote numerous racist things about Indians, began to aggressively delete his old tweets once they went viral on social media and eventually locked his Twitter account so that people could not see other things he tweeted.

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