Lauren Wolfe NYT editor pro-Biden biased agenda, tweet gushing

The former New York Times editor who was fired for a pro-Biden tweet refers to herself as a 'biased journalist.'

Lauren Wolfe, a freelance editor fired by the New York Times for gushing about President Joe Biden in a January tweet, proudly declared herself a "biased journalist" in an essay published this week.

“And I'm fine with that,” Wolfe wrote in Washington Monthly — arguing that journalistic objectivity is a figment of the imagination.

Lauren Wolfe (center), a former New York Times freelance editor, claimed in an essay that she is a "biased journalist."
Lauren Wolfe (center), a former New York Times freelance editor, claimed in an essay that she is a "biased journalist."

 “Pretending that we are all capable of being completely objective at all times seems absurd to me,” Wolfe wrote.

“Yes, I frequently write with an agenda in mind—with the goal of effecting change,” she admitted.

Wolfe was fired from her freelance position at the Gray Lady on Jan. 19 for a tweet about her emotional reaction to Biden's arrival in Washington the day before his inauguration: "Biden's plane landing at Joint Field Andrews. I'm experiencing chills," she wrote.

Wolfe's message — which came weeks after Times editors pledged to "scrutinize" Biden's administration "as thoroughly as we did the outgoing one" — sparked immediate social-media outrage.

“Journos are once again getting thrills up their legs,” conservative Twitter commentator Comfortably Smug observed. “This is how the next four years will be.”

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