Katie Benner (pictured) somehow managed to keep her job at the NY Times despite violating the newspaper's social media policy
The New York Times has been accused of double standards after a reporter kept her job after implying Trump supporters were 'enemies of the state' months just months after another journalist was axed for saying Biden's inauguration gave her 'chills.'
The Grey Lady has yet to comment on Justice Department reporter Katie Benner's incendiary tweets on supporters of former US President Donald Trump.
She wrote: 'Today's #January6thSelectCommittee underscores the America's current, essential natsec dilemma: Work to combat legitimate national security threats now entails calling a politician’s supporters enemies of the state,' Benner tweeted.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'As Americans, we believe that state power should not be used to work against a political figure or a political party,' she added. 'But what happens if a politician seems to threaten the state? If the politician continues to do so out of office and his entire party supports that threat?'
But critics of the left-leaning newspaper are questioning why freelance editor Lauren Wolfe was sacked for making comments on her elation regarding Biden's arrival at Joint Base Andrews just prior to his inauguration on social media back in January.
Benner also tweeted that the committee Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed would ultimately resolve the 'dilemma' of Trump and his supporters threatening the country's well-being, claiming the issue remains 'unresolved' after both impeachments of the former President as well as the Russia investigation.
'That leaves it up to voters, making even more essential free, fair access to the polls,' Benner concluded.
Although Benner deleted the tweets within hours of posting - claiming they were 'unclearly worded' - she offered no apology despite sparking a wave of backlash on social media.
Unlike Benner, Wolfe was not so lucky when she posted a seemingly innocuous pro-Biden tweet on January 19, saying she had 'chills' upon the then-president elect's inauguration.
Lauren Wolfe was fired after posting this tweet the day before Joe Biden's inauguration as president
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Pictured: Unlike Benner, Lauren Wolfe was sacked by the Times after similarly violating the paper's social media policy
Wolfe later defended her former employer. She has not commented on her former colleague's tweets
However, the Times disagrees with that sentiment, with a spokesperson telling Fox News that Wolfe was not let go over 'a single tweet,' but rather a culmination of a series of warnings regarding her behavior on social media.
No further information on Wolfe's other alleged transgressions were shared.
Both reporters violated the newspaper's editorial mandate, which clearly states that journalists must not make offensive comments or show any political bias, both in and out of the newsroom.
'In social media posts, our journalists must not express partisan opinions, promote political views, endorse candidates, make offensive comments or do anything else that undercuts The Times’s journalistic reputation,' the Times' editorial standard reads.
The paper has been hit by a string of other recent scandals, including Donald McNeil Jr, a Times health reporter who drunkenly used a racial slur during a conversation with a student group in Peru in 2019, according to the Times.
The New York Times has reportedly parted ways with one of Wolfe after she sparked mockery on social media over a tweet celebrating President Biden's inauguration
Meanwhile, editors James Bennet and Bari Weiss resigned last year over the demands of 'woke' colleagues.
The paper's conservative columnist Bret Stephens went on to express fury that editors spiked his column criticizing the ouster of McNeil Jr.
Bennet stepped down after furious internal backlash that he had allowed Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, to publish an op-ed arguing for the military to be used to quell Black Lives Matter protests.
The op-ed, titled 'Send in the Troops', called for federal troops to respond if there was violent rioting in major U.S. cities.
Publisher AG Sulzberger initially stood behind the decision to publish the piece, but the paper's leadership buckled in the wake of Twitter backlash, much of it led by the paper's own employees.
Many Times employees