Yesterday, Noel Sheppard, associate editor of Newsbusters, tweeted this about his son’s upcoming wedding:

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.