Are there ANY journalistic standards left at the NY Times?
It appears not.
You’d think that actual reporters without bias would be writing the stories and the tweets that come from the official NY Times account.
As it turns out, the now-deleted controversial “penis Tweet” about Kavanaugh sent out by the NY Times and then hastily deleted was written by none other than the author of the Kavanaugh book herself!
Is anyone at the NY Times actually in control?
Is anyone actually doing journalism?
It’s easy to see now why President Trump says Justice Kavanaugh should starting suing!
The NY Post set the record straight:
A New York Times reporter who co-wrote a controversial new book on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh admitted Tuesday that she also penned the paper’s widely panned “penis” tweet published to promote the tome.
The newspaper’s culture reporter and “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh” co-author Robin Pogrebin copped to the cringe-worthy tweet two days after the Times published it online, then retracted it, then deleted its retraction, then posted an apology — all while scores of critics blamed its social media content crew and others for the original post.
Pogrebin’s tweet — part of the promotion for her and co-author Kate Kelly’s article about their book in the Times — said, “Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun.
“But when Brett Kavanaugh did it to her, Deborah Ramirez says, it confirmed that she didn’t belong at Yale in the first place.”
The tome details years-old sexual misconduct allegations against the justice.
Pogrebin refused to reveal who wrote the tweet to CNN earlier Tuesday — despite having already been outed by Politico.
“Politico is reporting that a Times insider says that it was you, Robin. So I just wanted to get your response to that,” CNN’s Alisyn Camerota said, according to a tweet from a Politico reporter.
Pogrebin replied, “All I can say is the tweet was written, and the tweet was sent out, and it shouldn’t have, it shouldn’t have happened,” according to the tweet.
But Pogrebin, apparently realizing her efforts to tamp down the ongoing firestorm over the bizarre tweet weren’t working, finally came clean on “The View.”
“It was a misworded tweet, but what happens at the Times is reporters are asked to draft tweets, and we’re also asked to draft suggested headlines. They don’t always get used, they don’t always get sent out. They often don’t,” she said.
“I drafted this with this in mind to have actually the opposite effect, which is to anticipate those who would say, ‘A guy pulling down his pants at a party when they’re drunk is on the spectrum of sexual misconduct. It’s not sexual assault. It’s not rape. What’s the big deal?’ ” Pogrebin said.
“And to say, ‘Actually, it was a big deal.’ And this can be quite meaningful, depending on where you come from.
“Maybe for me, a New Yorker, I would have said, ‘Get that out of my face,’ ” Pogrebin said, but Kavanaugh’s accuser, Ramirez, was more sheltered growing up and had other background differences that may have kept her from calling him out at the time.
Here's more, from The Hill:
The New York Times reporter who co-authored a book detailing new allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh admitted Tuesday to having written a tweet for her newspaper that it had to apologize for.
New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly are the authors of "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation."
The two reporters also co-wrote an essay about their book for the newspaper's op-ed page over the weekend that sparked controversy after it initially omitted that friends of a woman who had made a new sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh had said the woman did not recall the incident.
Separately, the Times was forced to apologize after a tweet from the @nytopinion account about the essay, stated: “Having a penis thrust in your face at a drunken dorm party may seem like harmless fun. But when Brett Kavanaugh did it to her, Deborah Ramirez says, it confirmed that she didn't belong at Yale in the first place."
The Times was forced to apologized over the tweet, which was about a separate sexual misconduct allegation involving Kavanaugh, calling it "clearly inappropriate and offensive."
Pogrebin told "The View" that the tweet was not worded well and that it was an attempt to make a larger point around sexual misconduct.
“It was a misworded tweet, but what happens at the Times is the reporters are asked to draft tweets and we’re also asked to draft headlines. They don’t always get used, sent out, they often don’t.”
“I drafted this with this in mind to have actually the opposite effect, which is to anticipate those who would say, ‘A guy pulling down his pants at a party when they’re drunk is on the spectrum of sexual misconduct. It’s not sexual assault. It’s not rape. What’s the big deal?'”
The tweet was immediately slammed on social media, prompting the Times to delete it while apologizing.
"A tweet that went out from the @NYTOpinion account yesterday was clearly inappropriate and offensive. We apologize for it and are reviewing the decision-making with those involved," the Times said in a statement on Twitter on Monday.
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