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Exposed: New York Times Editor Displays Anti-Semitic Tweets on His Social Media

The individual is still apparently working for the left-leaning publication

Outrageous.

An individual still employed by The New York Times as of this writing, at least, on Thursday morning has been shown to have shared anti-Semitic comments on his Twitter feed.

As Breitbart News revealed in its piece on Thursday morning about this issue, one tweet written and shared by politics editor Tom Wright-Piersanti — a tweet of his that is still public as of now — is from the early morning hours of New Year’s Day in 2010.

That’s when he admitted he is anti-Semitic but announced that his New Year’s resolution that year was to be less anti-Semitic.

Yet the tweet’s actual content clearly mocks Jewish people.

“I was going to say ‘Crappy Jew Year,’ but one of my resolutions is to be less anti-Semitic,” Wright-Piersanti wrote on Jan. 1, 2010, at 9:35 a.m., as readers can see below and as the outlet reported. “So … HAPPY Jew Year. You Jews.”

Here is the tweet in question:

Very disheartening.

But that’s not all.

Another tweet from Wright-Piersanti is from the evening of Dec. 15, 2009.

It includes a photo of a car with what looks like a Menorah on the roof, as Breitbart also reported exclusively.

The Menorah is used by Jewish people to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah.

Wright-Piersanti commented in his tweet, “Who called the Jew-police?”

“Breitbart News has not been able to determine what Wright meant by ‘the Jew-police,’ and The New York Times has not yet responded to requests for comment on this matter,” the outlet noted.

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Here’s why all of this is so disturbing right now.

“The revelation that a politics editor in The Times newsroom — who has spent years there working on countless stories — has had this ant-Semitic content on his Twitter feed, still publicly available, for all the years he has worked there and for several years prior to The Times hiring him comes amid a raft of other problems with anti-Semitism from the Left and from The Times in particular,” Breitbart declared. “It also comes as The Times’ editorial board lectured the president on anti-Semitism in an editorial published Wednesday evening.”

That editorial, titled “Mr. Trump, Stop Questioning the Loyalty of American Jews,” said in part, “In the bloody history of modern anti-Semitism, one of the most common justifications for violence is the inflammatory canard that the loyalty of Jewish citizens is suspect … President Trump has repeatedly employed that libel in recent days as part of a verbal assault on the Democratic Party … Mr. Trump, surreally, is employing [that language] in an effort to win Jewish votes.”

Outrage about The New York Times editor’s anti-Semitic comments is pouring out this morning.

Here are just a few of the reactions — please share your own thoughts below.

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