Is the Old Gray Lady losing her marbles?
On Friday, The New York Times stereotypically claimed “It’s rare to see black & Latino students excel in math,” while tweeting a link to an article about — minority students excelling at math.
The paper deleted that tweeted, claiming it was “poorly phrased,” and posted a follow-up:
We've deleted an earlier tweet to this article that was poorly phrased https://t.co/NHqlMctbgt
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 17, 2017
It’s not the only head scratcher committed by the paper this week.
The Times posted a graphic image of Donald Trump advisor Stephen Miller on Tuesday.
The depiction shows Miller’s severed head on a pike.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 14, 2017
The Times got the image from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which is hosted by a frequent Trump critic and Hillary Clinton backer.
The newspaper named Miller “Public Enemy No. 1.”
The image came from a segment The Late Show aired seeking to mock Miller’s statements about voter fraud.
It reenacts a scene from “Game of Thrones” which shows several severed heads.
On the same day, the Times apologized for publishing fake tweets allegedly belonging to ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“Because of an editing error, an earlier version quoted three posts from an unverified Twitter account,” the Times wrote, according to The Hill.
Is it time to put the Old Gray Lady in the old folks home?