Jodi Rudoren, the Jerusalem Bureau Chief of the New York Times, is pretty active on Twitter and Facebook. Or so people thought. It has been revealed that her Twitter account has been assigned a Twitter Editor who is actually behind all the posts and interactions.
Now, why the need for a Twitter Editor? Well, there has been a lot of negative feedback on Rudoren Facebook posts and Twitter feed, especially her Facebook post stating, ‘Palestinians in Gaza seemed "ho-hum" about the widespread death and destruction around them’ during Israel's air assault. She also engaged in a dialogue on Twitter with a Palestinian activist, which some Israel partisans crudely and reductively perceived as evidence that she "favors one narrative of the conflict over the others."
Well, we also agree it was pretty foolish of her to write what she did and it showed a sense of irresponsibility as well as her inability to take her post and position seriously. But was the mistake dire enough to warrant such measures? Now that is a point to ponder!