“Jonathan Weisman met with [Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet] today and apologized for his recent serious lapses in judgment. As a consequence of his actions, he has been demoted and will no longer be overseeing the team that covers Congress or be active on social media. We don’t typically discuss personnel matters but we’re doing so in this instance with Jonathan’s knowledge,” a Times spokesperson said in a statement.
Over the last few weeks, Weisman had faced a barrage of criticism for his behavior on social media.
Shortly after, Roxane Gay, an author who occasionally writes op-ed pieces for The Times, mocked Weisman for the tweet.
Gay reacted to the emails from Weisman saying she was “legitimately shocked.”
A spokesperson for The Times said after the incident that Weisman had “repeatedly displayed poor judgement on social media and in responding to…