[Ed. – The Times’s professed goal, should the paper genuinely work toward it, is laudable, but isn’t this going a little far to impress the point on its staff?]
A New York Times editor’s contract has been canceled after she tweeted she had “chills” watching Joe Biden’s plane ahead of his inauguration.
“Biden’s plane landing at Joint Field Andrews. I have chills,” Lauren Wolfe, an editor working on the Live section of the New York Times, tweeted on Tuesday.
In a since deleted tweet, she also posted, “The pettiness of the Trump admin for not sending a military plane to bring him to DC as is tradition is mortifying. Childish.”
In November, shortly after Biden was declared the winner, Cliff Levy, an associate managing editor at the Times, had tweeted, “Core to the @nytimes mission: We will scrutinize the incoming administration just as thoroughly as we did the outgoing one.”
That boomeranged this week, prompting one Twitter user on Tuesday to ask: “What about Lauren Wolfe’s ‘chills’? Is that ‘scrutiny’ or just more Pom-Pom waving?”