What does Hannah-Jones have to do for anyone to hold her accountable?
Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times magazine reporter and the brainchild behind the controversial 1619 Project, doxxed Washington Free Beacon associate editor Aaron Sibarium.
She posted a screenshot of his email, which included his phone number.
Will Hannah-Jones face any punishment?
Probably not. No one has ever punished her. Her 1619 Project is a bunch of hogwash. She tried to push a conspiracy theory about fireworks in New York. I doubt the NYT will punish her for doxxing Sibarium and violating the paper’s social media guidelines.
Sibarium wrote about the internal meltdown at the NYT after science writer Donald McNeil Jr. “resigned.”
McNeil faced backlash from some colleagues two years after it came to light that he said the n-word on a trip to Peru with students:
McNeil’s ouster came nearly two years after the incident that precipitated it. While chaperoning high school students on a pricey trip to Peru, the science reporter responded to a question from a student about whether one of her classmates should have been suspended for using the n-word. In the process, he uttered the offending syllables himself. An internal Times investigation found his judgment wanting but stopped short of firing him.
The Daily Beast posted about McNeil, which led to more attention. Executive editor Dean Baquet told the staff the paper does “not tolerate racist language regardless of intent.”
Sibarium got access to a private NYT Facebook group, which included staff sticking up for McNeil because “it set a troubling precedent.” They’re also mad the union did not do more to prevent McNeil’s ouster.
So Sibarium emailed Hannah-Jones and asked her about her intent when she used the n-word. After all, intent does not matter.
Instead of ignoring the email, Hannah-Jones mocked Sibarium on Twitter with the screenshots.
“[email protected] is apparently trying to scour Black NYT employees Twitter accounts to find them using the N-word in response to Don McNeil’s resignation, which is asinine on its face but also, homie, I don’t use the N-word casually so this is all he came up with. Keep trying tho,” she wrote.
Sibarium sent the screenshots of her tweets, which she included in her tweet.
An NYT spokeswoman said Hannah-Jones deleted her tweet, but it took her long enough:
A Times spokeswoman informed the Free Beacon Monday night that Hannah-Jones had deleted the tweet. “We received your message about the fact that one of our journalists inadvertently posted Aaron’s number when she tweeted an email she received from him,” Eileen Murphy emailed at 9:28 PM. “She’s deleted that tweet.” It had been up as recently as 9:24 PM.
Hannah-Jones acknowledged the tweet contained personal information three days earlier, in a public exchange with another journalist.
“Lol, and he included his phone number and thought you would actually call him,” Uché Blackstock, a Yahoo News medical contributor, commented on the now-deleted tweet. “Girl,” Hannah-Jones replied at 10:20 PM on Feb. 6—71 hours before she deleted it.
If I shared Hannah-Jones’s personal information Twitter would kick me off in a heartbeat. Sharing someone’s personal information violates Twitter’s terms of service.
She still has her Twitter account.
The NYT’s social media guidelines say that employees should “treat others with respect on social media” and if they made a mistake, were inappropriate, or want to delete a tweet they must “quickly acknowledge the deletion in a subsequent tweet.”
Hannah-Jones has not done that.
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