NY Times Hires, Quickly Fires Journalist With History of Homophobic Tweets

YouTube/The Daily BeastLess than 24 hours after she was hired, The New York Times on Tuesday fired editorial board member Quinn Norton, after a history of homophobic and racially insensitive tweets were uncovered.Early on Tuesday, the paper announced in a statement that it had hired notable technology writer Quinn Norton as its editorial board’s “lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology.” (Norton contributed two tech-related pieces to The Daily Beast in 2014.)Shortly thereafter, many of Norton’s controversial tweets began to resurface. Twitter users uncovered multiple instances...

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By: The Daily Beast - Tuesday, 13 February

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