The New York Times Magazine has suspended reporter Andrew Goldman, who conducts the magazine's weekly Q-and-A columns, for one month over an insulting Twitter post he directed at the writer Jennifer Weiner. The paper has also clarified its social media policy, encouraging it's reporters to always be nice on Twitter. (Which defeats the purpose of Twitter.)
New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has given a stern talking-to to Andrew Goldman, the freelance reporter who conducts front-of-the-book Q-and-A's for the New York Times Magazine. The ostensible occasion for the beat-down was a deeply misguided Twitter insult Goldman directed this week to the author Jennifer Weiner. But it was premised on the preposterous and malicious falsehood that Goldman routinely asks misogynistic questions of his female interview subjects. This is bullshit.