Tag Archives: Julia Ioffe

‘Modern ‘journalism’ in a nutshell’: Does this NYT Mag writer really care about free speech?

As Twitchy reported yesterday, a Washington Post reporter was escorted out of a meeting with John Kerry after having the nerve to ask him a question about human rights.

Well, for what it’s worth, New York Times Magazine contributor Julia Ioffe is totes fine with that:

Here’s the funny thing, though. A little over an hour later, she tweeted this about the GOP presidential candidates:

We’re getting mixed signals here, Julia.

Pretty pathetic, no?

It sure is. We don’t recall her raising any concerns when this happened:

And stuff like this certainly doesn’t do her any favors:

Let’s hear it for Real Journalism!

Olympic torchbearer tweeted ‘shockingly racist picture’ of the Obamas

http://twitter.com/#!/juliaioffe/status/431863585502150656

Is it true that the woman who lit the Olympic flame in Sochi last night tweeted a “shockingly racist picture” of President Obama last year? The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe says so, and though the tweet was deleted, there are screen shots floating around:

http://twitter.com/#!/daHawkeyeCaller/status/431864539928211456

CBS DC notes that while Irina Rodnina never apologized for tweeting the photo, it did lead to an official response from the U.S. ambassador to Russia, who called it “outrageous.”

http://twitter.com/#!/McFaul/status/378880524695007232

Rodnina, a former figure skater, is one of Russia’s most decorated Olympians.

http://twitter.com/#!/USATODAYsports/status/432012223943557120
http://twitter.com/#!/EdgeofSports/status/431883228673081344
http://twitter.com/#!/LunaLovegood1/status/432261097907687424
http://twitter.com/#!/regteapatriots/status/432231101533126656