The New York Times has fired an editor for Wirecutter, its popular product recommendation service, who was accused of leaving profane voice mails for a gun rights advocacy group, reports Jeremy Barr of The Washington Post.
Barr reports, “The editor, Erin Marquis, had joined Wirecutter in July as lead editor for a section of the reviews site.
“‘Just got a news release from the Great Lakes Gun Rights organization about protecting gun rights from democrats in Michigan and I am literally shaking with rage,’ wrote Marquis, who has since deleted her Twitter account following online criticism that she had violated journalism standards by promoting a political viewpoint. ‘I hope there is a God and they meet that God someday.’ She also tweeted out a phone number and email address for the group, which is the Michigan state affiliate of the National Association for Gun Rights.”
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