Former New York Times journalist Taylor Lorenz made one of the most insane statements I’ve ever heard about the publication she once worked for, stating that the paper, one of the most popular in the world at one time, only allows those who write for it to share “right-wing opinions,” and does not allow its staff to express left-wing thoughts and views. As you might imagine, this comment left many folks with furrowed brows. Either this woman is having some sort of mental breakdown or she only possesses three active brain cells, and two of them are on life support.
Lorenz is now a technology writer for the Washington Post. The comments about the NY Times were posted on Instagram’s Threads.
“Anyone who’s worked as a journalist at the NYT knows that journalists there are absolutely allowed to loudly espouse political opinions, you just have to espouse the *right* political opinions. Right wing opinions are fine, left wing opinions are not,” Lorenz stated in her post.
She then said, “For instance, at the NYT I wasn’t allowed to express the ‘opinion’ that online harassment was a bad thing, in the midst of having my entire family harassed and doxxed. I also once had to delete a tweet where I said I don’t like living in America lol. But saying ‘wokes’ are taking over campus is totally fine in their book.”
As you probably already guessed, many individuals on social media scoffed at Lorenz’s comments.
Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of social media platform X, was highly amused by Lorenz’s post, saying, “The parody writes itself,” posting several laughing emojis along with the caption.
The parody writes itself
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2023
This person lives in an alternate reality. pic.twitter.com/hUOI1HLsSk
— Adam Rubenstein (@RubensteinAdam) December 11, 2023
“This person lives in an alternate reality,” journalist Adam Rubenstein, who also used to write for the Times, stated.
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
“This has to be a joke, right?” one X user wrote.
“When I think of the NYT, I definitely think of it being right wing,” another X user posted.
The Times frequently publishes pieces that platform Left-wing causes and views.
In October, the Times falsely reported that the Israeli military bombed a hospital in Gaza, causing X to remove the Times’ verification badge.
Back in May, the Times published a piece advising readers which U.S. cities grant more “rights” to people engaging in polyamory.
Lorenz herself frequently attracts criticism for her opinions and reporting tactics.
One of the more controversial articles recently penned by Lorenz — it was published a year ago — was a piece for the Post where she exposed the true identity of the popular Libs of TikTok account, Chaya Raichik, on social media. The piece provided a link to Raichik’s real estate license, which revealed her actual name, real estate license number, and her possible address. The Post was soon accused of doxxing Raichik, which ultimately resulted in the publication removing the link.
“Lorenz has also been a vocal critic of lifting pandemic restrictions such as mandatory face masks, saying the lack of COVID rules places immunocompromised people like herself at risk. She continued to wear a face mask in public as recently as this year,” the story concluded.