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Ex-NY Times Editor: Paper Dropped Ball on Dem Race Spoiler

Ex-NY Times Editor: Paper Dropped Ball on Dem Race Spoiler
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 28 June 2018 12:09 PM

Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, took a shot at her old newspaper on Thursday, criticizing it for not providing more coverage of the 28-year-old Socialist Democrat who clobbered a 10-term congressman in the New York's Democratic primary.

On Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed an upset primary victory over longtime Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, which had Abramson taking to Twitter to comment:

"Kind of pisses me off that @nytimes is still asking Who Is Ocasio-Cortez? When it should have covered her campaign. Missing her rise akin to not seeing Trump's win coming in 2016."

Abramson, who helmed the Times from 2011 to 2014 and was the first female executive editor in the paper's history, has been outspoken on political and social issues since leaving, and writes a regular opinion column for London's Guardian.

One Twitter follower of Abramson commented that after searching for Ocasio-Cortez's name on the Times website and finding 'she was never mentioned before her win on Tuesday. Not. One. Single. Article."

That prompted Dean Chang, The Times's Deputy Metro Editor/Politics, to respond: "That may be a function of our balky search function." He then provided several examples of articles that mentioned Ocasio-Cortez.

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