Newsweek Apologizes For Writer Who Compared Ted Cruz to Nazis
The magazine Newsweek issued an apology Wednesday after a senior writer compared Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his supporters to Nazis.
Writer Alexander Nazaryan made the joke in a now-deleted tweet.
Nazaryan responded to criticism of his remarks by issuing a halfhearted apology to Cruz supporters (but not the candidate), and arguing that his job required him to have opinions.
@nottersby Because part of my job is having opinions. One opinion I have is that Ted Cruz would be a very bad president.
— Alexander Nazaryan (@alexnazaryan) January 6, 2016
But Newsweek evidently disagreed. “I would like to express on behalf of Newsweek our disappointment that this occurred and reiterate that this does not align with our editorial values,” editor-in-chief Jim Impoco said when contacted by The Washington Examiner.
“I apologize for any doubt that this might have cast on Newsweek’s editorial integrity or credibility. We’ve addressed the situation with Alexander and the rest of the staff and will be reviewing and reiterating our social media policy in coming days,” Impoco continued.
[h/t Washington Examiner]
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