NYT Fires Newly Hired Editorial Member for Friendship With neo-Nazis, Slurs


Twitter users quickly flagged Norton's past controversial tweets, including ones in which she said that she is "friends with various neo-Nazis"-though she clarified that she has "never agreed with them"-and used various slurs".

Norton, who did not comment on the matter when asked by the New York Times, later posted a tweet announced that she "can't do the work" with the company.

According to a report by the New York Times, Quinn Norton, a revered journalist who had worked with Wired magazine, was hired Tuesday as the lead opinion writer on technology. "Based on it, we've chose to go our separate ways", Bennet said in a tweet posted by the newspaper's communications department. "Weev is a bad person, and an old friend of mine". She previously called him "an old friend of mine", defending her connection with him while admitting he is "terrible".

Auernheimer went on to help run notorious neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, orchestrating trolling attacks on Jewish public figures and inciting racist violence. "Numerous tweets under immediate scrutiny are from 2014 or earlier". Particularly, she openly used the N-word during an analogy on terrorism, retweeted a joke with the N-word about President Obama, and repeatedly used the words "fag" and "faggot" in conversation with others during 2013 and 2014. "Oh, but wait. Um".

Norton's on-boarding was announced by the Times on Tuesday afternoon. "I'm sorted out for money", she wrote. I believe white folks should engage with the racists in their life. Norton in a tweet also defended the usage and said she "used their language" when she talked to queer communities. I was trying to make a point, but something else would have made that point better.

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"As I said so many times to the @nytimes, no harm no foul", she tweeted.

One good thing from all this, I have a long list of story ideas I was collecting for the times, and I'm really looking forward to fleshing them out and getting them out into the world. "I wish there had been a way, but ultimately, they need to feel safe with how the net will react to their opinion writers", she posted as part of a chain of messages, one of which asserted that she believes that "all people are redeemable". At the time of his death, he was facing federal fraud charges for gaining illegal access to JSTOR, a subscription-only digital library of academic journals, and downloading 4.8 million documents.

James Bennet, The Times' editorial page editor, confirmed to The News that Norton will not join the board. She said she initially turned down the idea, as she was living in Luxembourg and had an upcoming surgery.

"I tried to imply, strongly, I'm kind of weird", she wrote, before eventually accepting the offer.