NYT ousts editor who said she had ‘chills’ watching Biden plane land

NYT ousts editor who said she had ‘chills’ watching Biden plane land

[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.”

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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?”

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