NYT Issues Massive Apology For Sympathetic Story About White Nationalist Douchebag

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After an article published by the New York Times sent shock waves, readers around the world responded with complete outrage. Sunday, the New York Times printed a response to the backlash.

A story published on Saturday by the New York Times featured a profile of a Nazi sympathizer. Sunday, the New York Times, in response to the extreme backlash, issued an apology, then immediately ruined it by defending the article as important to discussions about activists.

Marc Lacy, national editor for the New York Times, wrote:

‘We regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers. We recognize that people can disagree on how best to tell a disagreeable story. What we think is indisputable, though, is the need to shed more light, not less, on the most extreme orders of American life and the people who inhabit them. That’s what the story, however imperfectly, tried to do.’

The Nazi that the Times profiled is Tony Hovater, who attended the rally in Charlottesville, Va. The Unite the Right rally featured white supremacists marching with tiki torches and chanting “Jews will not replace us.”

The reactions to the to the Times attempt to backpedal and apologize revealed that most people are not satisfied with the apology. You can read the best reaction in the tweets below:

On August 14, an organized white supremacist rally clashed with counter protesters resulting in violence and the death of a 32 year old woman. White nationalists, white supremacist, and members of the KKK showed up to protest the removal of a confederate statue and marched the night before with tiki torches.

Below is video of racists who participated in the rally, put out by VICE News:

Pictures from the two day event can be seen below:

TOPSHOT – A woman is received first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, VA on August 12, 2017.
A picturesque Virginia city braced Saturday for a flood of white nationalist demonstrators as well as counter-protesters, declaring a local emergency as law enforcement attempted to quell early violent clashes.
/ AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – A member of the Ku Klux Klan shouts at counter protesters during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 8, 2017.
The afternoon rally in this quiet university town has been authorized by officials in Virginia and stirred heated debate in America, where critics say the far right has been energized by Donald Trump’s election to the presidency.
/ AFP PHOTO / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA – AUGUST 11: Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists march through the University of Virginia Campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTESVILLE, USA – AUGUST 11: Peter Cvjetanovic (R) along with Neo Nazis, Alt-Right, and White Supremacists encircle and chant at counter protestors at the base of a statue of Thomas Jefferson after marching through the University of Virginia campus with torches in Charlottesville, Va., USA on August 11, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

We should never forget what aguish a humanized nazi presence in the United States caused, the wounds of which are still felt today. The New York Times apology is a poor excuse for the article that was written. Below are photos spanning 70 years of members of the Ku Klux Klan burning crosses and perpetuating racism.

Portrait of an Association of Carolina Klans (the Ku Klux Klan) member as he stands before a burning cross at a rally held in protest of the arrest of KKK members, Tabor City, North Carolina, August 15, 1951. (Photo by Hank Walker/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Ku Klux Klan members gather for a cross burning in Hico, Texas in May of 1994. The press was allowed access to the small group’s activities in Hico, which is located 65 miles northwest of Austin, Texas. (Photo by Laura L. Camden/Getty Images)
MARYLAND, UNITED STATES – 1923: Members of the Ku Klux Klan taking the oath at an initiation. (Photo by Mansell/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

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