Cecile Richards announced this week that she’s stepping down as president of Planned Parenthood sometime this year. To no one’s surprise, The New York Times ran an extensive piece on Richards and her future plans, mentioning in passing the “many conservatives” who are “celebrating the end of her reign.”
Hillary Clinton superfan Peter Daou wasn’t at all pleased with the tweet put out by the New York Times to promote the story, however.
Depending on whom you ask, Cecile Richards is a national "hero" or a "deeply evil woman" https://t.co/RdnzD3GPSX
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) January 27, 2018
Yeah, so what’s the problem?
This tweet should be deleted and an apology issued. https://t.co/aRSXspVXmO
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) January 27, 2018
Again, we’re not seeing the problem, but the New York Times apparently offended a lot of people.
— Janice Lynch Schuster (@jlschuster827) January 27, 2018
— LABPolitics (@LABPolitics) January 27, 2018
Agree 100% https://t.co/hdkDeU7uKX
— Douglas Meredith (@Standup56) January 27, 2018
Yes! What on earth??? https://t.co/9TMaHRZuMd
— Naomi Fein (@joyofsuing) January 27, 2018
Unprofessional for a Major News Organization! https://t.co/9Scto6TcTa
— Nancy Stinson (@Dogmommaz3) January 27, 2018
No. Don’t you dare “both sides” her
— HayleyBecker (@HaylBecks) January 27, 2018
— Barbara McElroy (@BarbaraMcElroy) January 27, 2018
— Joyce Faraone (@factsfaraone) January 27, 2018
— well my kids think I’m funny (@Pat_Lewis360) January 28, 2018
Staggering. Newspapers, media, entertainment learned nothing from 2016 unless their takeaway was misogyny will keep us in power
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) January 27, 2018
@nytimes is a cesspool of rightwing apologists. What in the world happened to them? They did everything in their power to ensure trump's election, and they continue to pile on to Clinton, Democrats and those who support them. Ridiculous. https://t.co/ASBi4Yb4NR
— PCFinTX (@PCF879095) January 27, 2018
No worries Cecile is HERO and heroes always have enemies who try to bring them down to their level. https://t.co/oO74Wh6UHY
— ResisterRobbie (@halibut_ter) January 27, 2018
How dare the Times acknowledge the controversial nature of Richards’ gig at Planned Parenthood?
Slander by quote. NYT is off the reservation. https://t.co/TnBYZu2vl0
— Angie the Optimist (@AngieTheOptimus) January 28, 2018
Anyone still subscribed to the @nytimes is actively condoning the paper's serial misogyny.
And don't tell me you only care about the crossword.
— michele collins (@michele5411) January 27, 2018
I remember that reading the Sunday NYT in bed was a sign that you were a liberal intellectual or aspired to think of yourself one. Not any more.
— Arnold Edwards (@ArnoldEdwards9) January 27, 2018
We’re crying quietly into our sweaters.