New York Times political editor Tom Wright-Piersanti was very busy on Thursday morning trying to delete a “years-long history of anti-Semitic and racist comments” from his Twitter page.
Shortly after Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle published his story on Wright-Piersanti, he began deleting his offensive tweets. It’s a mystery why he left them up for so long.
In one tweet, Wright-Piersanti writes that “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.” (shown in Lynne Patton tweet below)
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.
— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) January 1, 2010
Current Senior Political Editor at the @nytimes…😤
Gee, wonder if @KFILE will actually do a non-partisan story on @tomwp’s bigoted social media history or simply keep focusing on both my & @DonaldJTrumpJr’s riveting memes. 🙄#YetWereTheRacistOnes #TheGOPstandswithIsrael pic.twitter.com/DC5j4BzVyj
— 🇺🇸 Lynne Patton (@LynnePatton) August 22, 2019
On the evening of December 15, 2009, he tweeted a photo of a vehicle with a Menorah on top. (shown in the tweet by Andrew Surabian)
Who called the Jew-police?
— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) December 16, 2009
Life can come at you fast…
Yesterday: NYT pens an editorial falsely calling @realDonaldTrump an anti-Semite.
Today: NYT is employing an open anti-Semite in a leadership role at their paper.
And remember, these are the people constantly lecturing us.https://t.co/3PKtj0WpcA
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) August 22, 2019
Wright-Piersanti apparently doesn’t care for Native-Americans either.
Horticulture sounds like Whore-tit-culture, those sick f**k farmers are probably whacking off onto their crops right now
— Tom Wright-Piersanti (@tomwp) December 26, 2009
Or Asians either.
A tweet from May 18, 2010 read:
With asian babies, is it racist to say to the parents, ‘Aw, he looks just like you!’? What if you say it before you see any pictures?
It’s especially ironic to find the Times‘ political editor exposed as an anti-Semite and a racist just days after it was revealed that the newspaper has shifted their focus from attacking President Trump for Russian collusion to attacking him as a racist. In fact, on Wednesday, just as the NY Times‘ executive editor Dean Baquet told his staff in the leaked transcript obtained by Slate last week, the newspaper’s editorial board published an editorial which “lectured the president on antisemitism.” Here’s an excerpt:
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. Such language is traditionally used to incite anger against Jews. Mr. Trump, surreally, is employing it in an effort to win Jewish votes.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell told Breitbart:
It is “very troubling” that Wright-Piersanti is making newsroom decisions at the Times particularly in the wake of the Times’ issues with antisemitic cartoons that promoted the newspaper to halt printing of cartoons in its international edition altogether.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise. It is a human problem. We see it in the U.S., in Germany, in Europe – everywhere. But when antisemitic comments like these come from a New York Times newsroom insider, it is very troubling – especially because the NYT just decided to stop running political cartoons because they couldn’t stop the antisemitism coming from their cartoonists.
“This editor needs to be fired immediately and the New York Times leadership needs to explain how and why they overlooked this inflammatory and inappropriate language,” said former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
Conservative radio host Dr. Sebastian Gorka told Breitbart that he “expects” this from the Times. “Since Walter Duranty’s apologia for the murderous Soviet regime, to the rank anti-Semitic cartoons of 2019, the New York Times has become a cess-pit of hatred and bigotry.”
The vile hatred spewed by this New York Times editor is indicative of how liberal media continues to condone, promote, and celebrate racism. As a person of color, I am all too aware of how media marginalizes minorities and this is another example of that intolerant behavior being given a global platform to fester on the pages of the New York Times.
One GOP strategist, Arthur Schwartz, suggested that “the Times will promote him for his antisemitism rather than hold him accountable.” Schwartz, an adviser to Donald Trump, Jr. added, “This is hardly surprising coming from the newspaper that promotes and protects ‘The Squad’ and countless other bigots and hate mongers. He’ll probably get a promotion.”
Earlier this year, the newspaper came under attack over an anti-Semitic cartoon and announced they would no longer be publishing cartoons.
Last summer, the newspaper hired a young woman named Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. Shortly after she was hired, numerous racist tweets were discovered on social media. I posted about this here. She was not fired and I doubt Wright-Piersanti will be let go either.
He appears to fit right in as the paper of record.
Update: 4:24 pm
New York Times spokesman responds to Breitbart’s request for a comment by tweet:
NYT spokesperson: "We are aware of these tweets, which are a clear violation of our standards. We are reviewing next steps." https://t.co/jqlx9CrzbN
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 22, 2019