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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) charged on Sunday that the New York Times‘ double standard on racism and antisemitism is “crushing their credibility.”
Zeldin lashed out at the New York Times in the wake of a Breitbart News investigation which found that the newspaper’s politics editor Tom Wright-Piersanti wrote racist and antisemitic comments on Twitter. The Times’ admitted Sunday that the comments were racist and antisemitic. The paper also admitted that Wright-Piersanti’s remarks were in “violation” of its standards.
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New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger issued a lengthy statement Sunday afternoon, stating that the Times will not be “intimated or silenced” by allies of President Donald Trump who expose embarrassing past comments that staffers have made.
Sulzberger said in a statement Sunday:
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They are seeking to harass and embarrass anyone affiliated with the leading news organizations that are asking tough questions and bringing uncomfortable truths to light. The goal of this campaign is clearly to intimidate journalists from doing their job, which includes serving as a check on power and exposing wrongdoing when it occurs. The Times will not be intimidated or silenced.
In reaction to the Times’ failure to hold their staffers accountable for past controversial remarks, Rep. Zeldin called on the publisher to...
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