Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Fast Forward

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

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:

Contact Aiden Pink at or on Twitter, @aidenpink




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.