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    Bari Weiss, a former op-ed editor for The New York Times, did not enjoy particularly warm relations with her ex-employer following a scandalous resignation letter in which she accused the outlet of hosting a hostile work environment and citing her own experience of being bullied because she was a self-described "centrist".

    Ex NYT editor Bari Weiss in her Twitter account on Friday lambasted a piece in which the outlet praised the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, Ella Emhoff, for signing up for a modelling contract.

    "Please enjoy this press release!", Weiss tweeted ironically with a link to the NYT report after quoting a line about the contract that Emhoff secured.

    The piece, headlined "Ella Emhoff Gets a Major Modeling Contract", sheds light onto Ella's contract with IMG Models, the modelling agency described by the NYT as "one of the world’s most prestigious".

    The Times went on to say that the fashion world has appeared to embrace the Biden administration "with its focus on diversity and empathy, after four antagonistic years with the Trump administration".

    After sharing her position with followers, Weiss received divided opinion. Some netizens joined her criticism of what they saw as "a bourgeois propaganda piece" promoting "the elites", while claiming that liberals would call it white privilege if a Trump kid was in a similar situation.

    ​Others did not support Weiss' condemnation, suggesting that it was "envy", pointing out that Emhoff is a private citizen who does not work for the White House.

    ​​Weiss became a vocal critic of The New York Times after she quit the outlet in 2020, slamming her former employer for what she declared was a "liberal bias", and for failing to act against what she claimed was a bullying, discriminatory and hostile work environment.


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