Another NYT Editor Blasted For Offensive, Racist Tweets; Tom Wright-Piersanti Latest Editor Under Fire for Anti-Semitic Tweets; Also Wrote Disparaging Remarks About Indians

  • A “New York Times” editor, Tom Wright-Piersanti, apologized on Thursday after racist, anti-Semitic tweets surfaced online with some dating back as many as 11 years ago. Some of the tweets that went back to 2008 have now been deleted.
  • Wright-Piersanti tweeted his apology: “I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry.”
  • As of Thursday evening, Wright-Piersanti’s account was still active, “but his tweets were protected.”
  • A spokesperson for NYT said: “We are aware of these tweets, which are a clear violation of our standards. We are reviewing next steps.”
  • Wright-Piersanti tweeted on January 1, 2010: “I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic. So… HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.”
  • In 2009, “Wright-Piersanti shared an image of a car with a giant lit menorah on top of it and tweeted, ‘Who called the Jew-police?’”
  • Additionally, Wright-Piersanti wrote several derogatory comments regarding Indians in 2008 and 2009.
  • In one 2008 tweet, he said: “Want to see dozens of Indian girls grind all over each other? Go to the Golden Rail Pub in New Brunswick, NJ.”
  • A 2009 tweet said: “Two high-voiced Indian guys keep calling each other ‘dawg’ and they aren’t doing it as a joke. F— THAT s—.”
  • In 2009, one tweet read: “There are four Indian guys with mohawks in this one class, and each one is a douche in his own awful way. I hate mohawk Indians.”
  • In a separate tweet, Wright-Piersanti wrote: “I don’t hate Mohawk Indians, though. I love those guys. I just hate Indians with mohawks. Different Indians, different mohawks.”
  • Wright-Piersanti’s “tweets surfaced after The Times demoted a high-ranking editor following recent incidents that resulted in a heavy backlash on social media.”

Reference Links

  • Fox: New York Times editor apologizes after old, potentially offensive tweets resurface READ
  • The Hill: New York Times editor deletes and apologizes for past ‘offensive’ tweets READ
  • Breitbart: Rush Limbaugh Slams NYT Editor Tom Wright-Piersanti’s ‘Vile’ Antisemitic Tweets READ
  • Talking Points Memo: Another NYT Editor Is Being Reprimanded For Past ‘Offensive’ Tweets READ

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