'NY Times' editor apologizes for 'Crappy Jew Year' tweet made decade ago

The apology came after the old tweets were discovered by Breitbart and gathered large criticism online.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
August 22, 2019 21:45
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Tom Wright-Piersanti, a New York Times politics editor, apologized on Thursday for tweets he wrote 10 years ago, including one in which he wrote "Crappy Jew Year."

The apology came after the old tweets were discovered by Breitbart and gathered large criticism online.

"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," Wright-Piersanti wrote in 2010.

The tweet has now been deleted.

"I have deleted tweets from a decade ago that are offensive. I am deeply sorry," he wrote on Thursday.


But many people did not feel that this apology was enough, including Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY).

“An editor from the New York Times is scrubbing his [Twitter] account, this guy Tom Wright-Piersanti, because he was self-describing himself as an antisemite and he was going after Jews and others,” Zeldin, who is Jewish, told Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom, insisting that he “should be fired.”


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