A mutiny is brewing among employees at The Gray Lady.
New York Times workers are reportedly fuming over a now-deleted tweet written by staff editor and opinion writer Bari Weiss. Weiss faced backlash for writing, “Immigrants: They get the job done,” on a video of Mirai Nagasu performing a historic triple axel from the NBC Olympics account.
The tweet was meant to reference a line from “Hamilton” but many were offended Weiss implied Nagasu was an “immigrant,” despite being born in California to immigrant parents.
When called out on Twitter, Weiss responded, “I tweeted ‘Immigrants: we get the job done’ with a video of Mirai Nagasu’s triple axel. The line is a Hamilton reference. I know she was born in Cali. Her parents are immigrants. I was celebrating her and them.”
The Huffington Post obtained transcripts of a conversation between New York Times employees reportedly venting about Weiss’s comments.
“I guess you get full twitter privileges at the nyt when you are consistently factually wrong,” one employee wrote according to the leaked transcripts.
The employee alludes to the paper’s strict social media policies which state journalists should not “express partisan opinions or make offensive comments.”
When discussing their disappointment about Weiss’s tweets internally, another employee alleged that speaking up could elicit being “blacklisted for promotions or targeted for the next round of buyouts/layoffs.”
Later, Weiss admitted she “deleted the tweet” after being called a “racist.”
This is not the first time the self-proclaimed “proud feminist” has been embroiled in controversy. Last month, Weiss penned an opinion piece titled, “Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader” where she bashed the woman who had accused Aziz Ansari of sexual misconduct on a date.
Weiss recently doubled down on her stance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” saying, “They [hard left] hate zero tolerance on the…