Hillary Clinton Allies Are Furious at the NY Times For Quoting Advisor’s Mom Against Her Wishes


Former Hillary Clinton campaign staffers and others are furious with The New York Times for publishing a piece in which the mother of ex-Clinton adviser Neera Tanden was quoted in a piece against her wishes.

In a piece which reported that Tanden punched a current Bernie Sanders staffer in the chest, Maya Tanden — the 78-year-old mother of Neera — was quoted as saying that her daughter “can be very aggressive.”

Tanden later shared a statement from her mother:

The inclusion of Tanden’s mother drew widespread criticism from her ex-Clinton campaign colleagues, as well as others across the political spectrum — including a high-profile Times columnist.

Here’s a sampling of the reaction from ex-Clinton staffers:

And here’s a sampling of the reaction from other observers:

Even a prominent Times columnist criticized the paper:

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