NYT says it is demoting Jonathan Weisman -- he will be an editor in DC, but no longer overseeing Congressional correspondents, and no longer active on social media. Weisman has been contrite. Story to follow.
Spokesperson for The New York Times says Jonathan Weisman met with exec editor Dean Baquet and apologized: "As a consequence of his actions, he has been demoted and will no longer be overseeing the team that covers Congress or be active on social media" https://t.co/RWm8Ii9dnD
7. NEW: A New York Times spokesperson just sent me this statement re Jonathan Weisman.
As a result of his tweets, Weisman will be demoted. He will no longer oversee the team that covers Congress and will no longer be active on social media.
saying john lewis doesn't know about the deep south. suggesting a black woman wasn't black. emailing everyone roxane gay has ever met demanding an apology. jonathan weisman, 2019 nominee for the twitter meltdown hall of fame. https://t.co/MI8ci3EGAG
The debate we’ve been having with Jonathan Weisman over the past few weeks has made clear that the people who shape our national conversation can often be ignorant at best and biased at worst regarding some of the most important topics in our country today. https://t.co/mKrGgVMlJV