Taylor Lorenz Says NY Times Only Allows ‘Right-Wing Opinions’

"Right wing opinions are fine, left wing opinions are not."
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 10: Taylor Lorenz attends the "This Is Not Financial Advice" premiere during the 2023 Tribeca Festival at SVA Theatre on June 10, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)
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A former New York Times journalist claimed Monday that the newspaper only allows its writers to express “right-wing opinions,” not Left-wing views, prompting raised eyebrows.

Taylor Lorenz, a tech reporter who now writes for The Washington Post, made the claim in a post on Instagram’s Threads.

“Anyone who’s worked as a journalist at the NYT knows that journalists there are absolutely allowed to loudly espouse political opinions, you just have to espouse the *right* political opinions. Right wing opinions are fine, left wing opinions are not,” Lorenz wrote in her post.

She added, “For instance, at the NYT I wasn’t allowed to express the ‘opinion’ that online harassment was a bad thing, in the midst of having my entire family harassed and doxxed. I also once had to delete a tweet where I said I don’t like living in America lol. But saying ‘wokes’ are taking over campus is totally fine in their book.”

Lorenz’s post was met with amused and incredulous reactions on social media.

“The parody writes itself,” Elon Musk, owner of X, posted along with two laughing emojis, reacting to a post about Lorenz’s comments.

“This person lives in an alternate reality,” posted journalist Adam Rubenstein, who also previously worked at the Times.

“This has to be a joke, right?” one X user wrote.

“When I think of the NYT, I definitely think of it being right wing,” another X user posted.

The Times frequently publishes pieces that platform Left-wing causes and views.


In October, the Times falsely reported that the Israeli military bombed a hospital in Gaza, causing X to remove the Times’ verification badge.

Back in May, the Times published a piece advising readers which U.S. cities grant more “rights” to people engaging in polyamory.

Lorenz herself frequently attracts criticism for her opinions and reporting tactics.

Last year, Lorenz wrote a controversial article for the Post revealing the identity of Chaya Raichik, the woman behind the popular Libs of TikTok account on X. Initially, the story linked to Raichik’s real estate license, which showed her name, real estate license number, and possible physical address. The Post removed the link after being accused of doxxing Raichik.

Lorenz has also been a vocal critic of lifting pandemic restrictions such as mandatory face masks, saying the lack of COVID rules places immunocompromised people like herself at risk. She continued to wear a face mask in public as recently as this year.

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