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New York Times Denies It Fired Editor Lauren Wolfe “Over a Single Tweet” Favorable to Biden

HeadlineJan 26, 2021

In media news, The New York Times is facing mounting criticism for firing editor and award-winning journalist Lauren Wolfe allegedly after Wolfe tweeted she had “chills” while watching President Biden’s plane land at Joint Base Andrews on the eve of his inauguration.

The New York Times has disputed this, saying Wolfe was a freelancer and not a full-time employee, and that she wasn’t laid off “over a single tweet.” But the paper offered no other explanation for its decision to terminate Wolfe. Journalists from across the country condemned Wolfe’s firing.

Author Jillian York wrote on Twitter, “The fact that Tom Friedman can spout absolute warmongering nonsense about the Middle East for decades but NYT fires Lauren Wolfe over a single tweet tells you everything you need to know about the New York Times.”

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