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NYT Public Editor Calls for 'Consequence' for Bias in Writer Tweets

Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight"

Monday, 05 Dec 2016 09:46 PM

The New York Times' public editor delivered a damning rebuke of some the paper's journalists for liberal-biased tweets she alleged went "over the line" and should have had "some kind of a consequence."

Liz Spayd leveled the criticism during an interview this past Friday on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

In the episode exploring the Times' presidential campaign coverage, Carlson tore into three tweets from the paper's investigative reporter Eric Lipton, its Jerusalem Bureau Chief Peter Baker, and reporter Liam Stack. 

"Yes, I think that's outrageous," Spayd said of the tweets. "I think that that should not be. They shouldn't be tweeted . . . and it does concern me that that would be."

Carlson also lashed out at two other tweets – one from reporter Michael Barbaro who hosts the political podcast The Run-Up, and another post from Baker – which Carlson alleged sent the subliminal message: "we tried to keep this guy from getting elected, but he did anyways."

Spayd agreed with Carlson the reporters should have been held responsible.

"I don't know that any of those people should be fired, but I do think that when people go over the line like that, and I think some of those are over the line, that there ought to be some kind of a consequence for that," she said.

The Times was a frequent target of President-elect Donald Trump during the presidential campaign – and he accused it of bias after the election as well.

Meanwhile, the newspaper has had a post-election surge in subscriptions.

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