John Schwartz -- NYT (@jswatz) July 12, 2013
Yesterday, Noel Sheppard, associate editor of Newsbusters, tweeted this about his son’s upcoming wedding:
My son wants me not to cry at his wedding Saturday. I'll be crying more than bride's father…but for different reasons.—
Noel Sheppard (@NoelSheppard) July 12, 2013
What a nice moment between a father and son. However, John Schwartz, a national correspondent for the New York Times, replied to Sheppard with a tweet he subsequently deleted:
Schwartz was called out:
After the calling out, Schwartz apologized and deleted the tweet:
In a comment made at Newsbusters, Schwartz apologized for his “silly joke” that instead “came off as insulting.” We’ll leave it for our readers to decide if Schwartz would have impulsively made a similar “silly joke” if Sheppard worked for, say, Media Matters instead of Newsbusters.