The left-leaning New York Times demoted their deputy Washington editor on Tuesday after the journalist ignited outrage over his factual remarks regarding Muslim Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
The high-ranking editor, Jonathan Weisman, received a viral tongue lashing from Democrats and his establishment media colleagues in July for simply noting on Twitter that Tlaib, a Palestinian, and Omar, a Somali immigrant, were not actually from the Midwest and that their colleague Rep. John Lewis is not a native of the Deep South, as they claim to be.
After Weisman’s factual observations were resoundingly repudiated by the Left as “racist,” the New York Times employee deleted the tweets.
Weisman, who joined The New York Times in 2012, faced a barrage of criticism again last week after he claimed on Twitter the Justice Democrats, a progressive group that was created in response to President Trump’s election and held “auditions” for potential candidates to run on their platform, were supporting a candidate “seeking to unseat an African-American Democrat, Joyce Beatty.”
He failed to mention, however, that the challenger, Morgan Harper, is also black, which the Democrats predictably blew out of proportion in their attempt to further spew more faux outrage and falsely accuse Weisman, a Jewish man, of being a racist for simply daring to write facts about Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who happen to be two of the most notorious Jew haters and racists in Congress.
Weisman’s colleague, Roxane Gay, an op-ed contributor for the New York Times, wrote a scathing editorial mocking Weisman’s response.
Weisman then demanded she issue an “enormous apology.”
In response, Gay said she was “legitimately shocked” by Weismann’s request.
NYT executives were also outraged by Weismann’s attempt to expose leftist corruption on social media, telling CNN they were “alarmed at the behavior.”
According to the New York Times, Weismann had “repeatedly displayed poor judgement on social media and in responding to criticism”. In a statement, the New York Times said, “We’re closely examining what to do about it.”
“The people in Washington work so hard. Weismann’s tweets just take a way from all the hard work people have done.”
“As a consequence of his actions, he has been demoted and will no longer be overseeing the team that covers Congress or be active on social media,” a NYT spokesperson told Politico. “We don’t typically discuss personnel matters, but we’re doing so in this instance with Jonathan’s knowledge.”
Last month, Democrats in conjunction with the left-wing establishment media also resoundingly labeled President Donald Trump “racist” for criticizing Omar, Tlaib and freshman socialist Rep. Alexandria Cortez’s constant anti-Semitic, anti-American rhetoric.
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