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New York Times reportedly cancels editor’s contract after tweeting she had ‘chills’ ahead of Biden’s inauguration

A New York Times editor’s contract with the outlet was reportedly terminated after she tweeted that she had “chills” ahead of President Biden’s inauguration.

“Lauren Wolfe, who was an editor on contract for the NYT, has had her contract canceled after she tweeted what’s on the left,” Yashar Ali tweeted of the ousting, adding his reporting was based on two sources.

Wolfe had tweeted on Tuesday: “Biden’s plane landing at Joint Field Andrews. I have chills.”

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“The pettiness of the Trump admin for not sending a military plane to bring him to DC as is tradition is mortifying. Childish,” she wrote in another tweet that has since been deleted.

The New York Times did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment. Wolfe’s Twitter account also indicates she no longer works for the outlet.

The ousting comes after another editor for the New York Times, Cliff Levy, said on Twitter in November that the paper would “scrutinize the incoming administration just as thoroughly as we did the outgoing one.”

Critics pounced on Wolfe’s “chills” tweet as contradictory to Levy’s commitment to scrutinizing the Democratic administration the same as Trump’s, and some compared the comment to former MSNBC host Chris Matthews’s “thrill up the leg” comment about former President Barack Obama.

After the termination, some have voiced support for the editor on social media and urged the New York Times to rehire her. Wolfe addressed her tweet on Saturday, saying Biden’s inauguration was “a historic moment.”

“Actually, I said I had chills when Biden’s plane landed. Because after the months we’ve been through, it struck me hard that this is a historic moment. Because we were finally seeing a peaceful transfer of power,” Wolfe wrote in response to a tweet about her ousting.



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