FAST FIVE: Twitter Remorse: Deleted Tweets Trigger Backlash At The DNC, Washington Post, & The White House
However, the media did not comparatively spend much coverage on the DNC tweeting that Mount Rushmore glorifies “white supremacy.” That message appeared on the official Twitter account of the Democratic National Committee when it shared shared a link to an article containing criticism of the visit as “glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore- a region once sacred to tribal communities.” George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are shown at the site.
My point is not that I want to see Attiah forced out.
I do not. Indeed, like many, I praised her efforts to highlight the murder of the writer Jamal Khashoggi by the Saudi government. Moreover, Attiah is hardly the first person to have poster's remorse of a tweet.
My point is the classic free speech and free press concern raised repeatedly on this blog over the consistency of standards. I still believe that the New York Times' actions will live in journalistic infamy. It represented the lowest moment for that newspaper in abandoning any semblance of viewpoint neutrality while making echo-journalism a virtual official policy of the publication.
The fact is that I view all of these tweets are likely the result of incautious, negligent, or thoughtless moments.