NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman drops tweet attacking Fox News media reporters
Maggie Haberman of the New York Times deleted a tweet Sunday evening that attacked Fox News media reporters. She was transparent about the deletion and her reasoning for creating and deleting the tweet.
“I deleted a too large tweet about the Fox media team. I should be more specific – some Fox shows ran comments that I made for several days out of context, and some reporters used them out of context in news articles on the website. A tweet was also misinterpreted today ”, wrote Haberman, who is also an analyst on Fox News competitor CNN.
Screenshots of his previous tweet are still available on the website.
Haberman posted the “too broad” tweet on Sunday. “This website publishes such garbage, especially when it comes to media,” the post read, referring to a digital Fox News. item Headline: “Journalists, Activists, Rush to Judge Florida Pride Parade Crash Before Inquiry.”
She continued with another tweet: “Politicians are saying something, reporters are covering it. “OUT,” shout reporters from Fox dot com media. The two tweets were then deleted.
In the Fox News article in question, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis initially said that a fatal car crash on Saturday that approached Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz could be a “terrorist attack.” Haberman and other reporters tweeted and retweeted articles citing the mayor, and were included in a roundup by the Fox News article. Additional information was released suggesting that the driver of the vehicle was part of the Gay Men Chorus, muddling the information.