New York Times Defends Star Journalist Who Doxxed Free Beacon Reporter on Twitter

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The New York Times is defending one of its most controversial star journalists after she doxxed a reporter from a conservative news site who reached out to her for comment about one of her past Twitter posts using the n-word.

Late last week, Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium reached out to Nikole Hannah-Jones, an investigative journalist for the Times, asking her about a 2016 tweet in which she said there is a “linguistic difference” between the n-word that ends in “a” and the n-word that ends in “er.” Hannah-Jones spelled out both racial slurs in the 2016 tweet.

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Ryan Mills is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.


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