Why The New York Times Fired a Writer Just Hours After Hiring Her

“The New York Times decided to sever ties with the newest addition to its editorial page on Tuesday — just hours after the paper announced her arrival,” The New York Post reports. “Quinn Norton — who was named as the Times’ ‘lead opinion writer on the power, culture and consequences of technology’ — ended her very short tenure after controversy erupted over her use of racial and homophobic slurs on Twitter.”

Editorial page editor James Bennet said in a statement:...

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