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New York Times hires and fires head opinion writer within 7 hours over her friendship with a Nazi and racist slurs

The New York Times hired and fired opinion writer Quinn Norton in the space of seven hours on Tuesday. Twitter users uncovered Norton's friendship with neo-Nazi Andrew Auernheimer, as well as her use of homophobic and racist slurs in old tweets. Norton defended herself in sequence of tweets late on Tuesday, but did not apologise for her past remarks. The New York Times announced on Tuesday that it would hire Quinn Norton, Wired Magazine's former head of opinion writing on technology, to lead its own tech opinion section.
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