A New York Times editor was fired on Friday after it was leaked that she allegedly left vulgar voicemails for a gun rights group after the Oxford School shooting on November 30.
Wirecutter web editor Erin Marquis was allegedly enraged when she received a press release from Great Lakes Gun Rights asking people not to politicize the shooting to further a gun control agenda.
Marquis then allegedly called the group and launched a profanity-laced tirade against it, saying in part, “I am from the New York Times, and I’m letting everyone in the New York Times know what kind of f—ing a—holes you are. Congrats on being a laughing stock. You f—ing ghouls. I hope that there is a God in heaven, so He judges you when you die.”
The Times put out a statement that said Marquis was fired because she invoked the Times’s name during her tirade, which threatened its reputation and violated the terms of her employment.
“We expect our employees to behave in a way that is consistent with our values and commitment to the highest ethical standards,” the statement also said.
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