The former paper of record was forced to delete a Tweet Thursday after users of the microblogging platform deemed it “insensitive.”
“We’re sorry for this tweet. In retrospect, a Twitter poll is insensitive in light of the gravity of this hearing. We’ve deleted it,” the New York Times said, attaching a screenshot of the Tweet in question.
We're sorry for this tweet. In retrospect, a Twitter poll is insensitive in light of the gravity of this hearing. We've deleted it. pic.twitter.com/4CqRhkuCat
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) September 27, 2018
The Times’ followers, it seems, were unhappy with a poll asking whether readers found Christine Blasey Fored’s testimony against Brett Kavanaugh in Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing credible. Holding the “wrong” opinion on matters like this would constitute wrong-think, a serious crime on the political left.
Among the outraged was Verge editor Ruben Salvadori.
“Not ok @nytopinion,” he Tweeted.
— Ruben Salvadori (@ruben_salvadori) September 27, 2018
He was joined by ex-Forbes staff writer Clare O’Connor.
“This is sick!” she said.
This is sick!
— Clare O'Connor (@Clare_OC) September 27, 2018
Jodi Jacobon piled on.
“where is the WTAF button for this question?” asked the Editor in Chief of Rewire.
where is the WTAF button for this question?
— Jodi Jacobson (@jljacobson) September 27, 2018
WTAF stands for “what the actual [expletive].
The Times eventually caved to the bombardment of the social justice mob, which ironically they have helped to create by turner their once-revered newspaper into a leftist rag.
Another lesson learned: no matter how politically correct one remains, the social justice crows will always want more.
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