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Thursday on his nationally syndicated radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh discussed Breitbart News’s report exposing racist and antisemitic tweets by New York Times politics editor Tom Wright-Piersanti.
In the wake of blowback from the report, Wright-Piersanti has mass-deleted the racially charged tweets, which targeted Jews, Asians, Indians, and other minority groups, and apologized for their “offensive” content. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham condemned the Times editor’s bigoted comments, telling Breitbart News that she is “disgusted” by the racism displayed. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who is Jewish, has called on the journalist to be fired from his post of five years.
Transcript - Limbaugh - Remarks - Breitbart - News
A partial transcript of Limbaugh’s remarks on Breitbart News’s report is as follows:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: It’s the Democrats that provide the residence and the home for antisemitism today. They won’t even condemn it. And there’s a story today, there’s an op-ed editor or actually an editorial, political department the New York Times editor who’s had some of the most vile anti-Semitic statements on Twitter since 2010. Some of them have been pulled down; some of them haven’t.
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A New York Times political editor has a years-long history of antisemitic and racist comments on his Twitter page. His name is Tom Wright-Piersanti. That’s hyphenated. Tom Wright-Piersanti. He’s a Senior Staff Editor at the New York Times for more than five years, according to his LinkedIn page and Twitter page, [and] oversees the...
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