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.
“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.”