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The New York Times Profiled a White Nationalist, And Twitter Went Ballistic

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The New York Times’s Saturday profile of white nationalist Tony Hovater garnered criticism for focusing on his video game habits and pasta recipe as well as his hatred of Jews.

Some took issue with the idea of pointing out “normal” aspects of racist anti-Semites:

Others claimed that it pointed to systemic issues within the Times itself:

A few critics argued that the piece was making a good point, subtly:

But others said that if that’s what Times reporter Richard Fausset was going for, he didn’t pull it off:

Others found dark humor in the situation:

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New York Times Profiled a Nazi. Twitter Went Ballistic


Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink

Aiden Pink is the Deputy News Editor for the Forward. Contact him at pink@forward.com or on Twitter, @aidenpink .

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