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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Tech journalist Quinn Norton's tenure at the paper lasts just hours after racial and homophobic tweets surface.
Quinn Norton Didn’t Even Last A Day At NY TImes, But Why Was She Hired In The First Place? Did she even make it to her desk? It looks like the HR department at the New York Times didn’t use
The New York Times hired and fired controversial essayist and former Wired writer Quinn Norton yesterday, the dismissal coming after outraged readers noted her past use on social media of homophobic and racist epithets. Also at issu...