Who is Bari Weiss' wife? Nellie Bowles claims she was 'bullied' out of NYT just like her partner
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA: Independent journalist Bari Weiss joined the wave and dropped the second installment of Elon Musk’s "Twitter Files" on December 8, Thursday. Musk first teamed up with journalist and author Matt Taibbi and now Weiss to expose how Twitter had been "blacklisting" conservative tweets and users. Married to Nellie Bowles, a journalist, and reporter herself, Weiss continued exposing the tech giant.
Bari Weiss detailed in a series of posts how Twitter implemented "shadow banning" to limit the visibility of tweets coming from far-right users. The 38-year-old writer explained how conservative talk show host Dan Bongino, Stanford University’s anti-COVID lockdown advocate Dr Jay Bhattacharya, and right-wing activist Charlie Kirk were only some of the users that were targeted by this Twitter strategy. This is similar to how Matt Taibbi exposed DNC informing Twitter about actor James Woods's tweets, who in turn got banned. She explained that these so-called "blacklists" were made "in secret" and "without informing users." Once a New York Times and Wall Street Journal writer, Weiss claimed that the microblogging platform forgot its original mission of providing "everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers." Weiss' wife, Nellie Bowles, was also a New York Times writer but was bullied out of it.
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THREAD: THE TWITTER FILES PART TWO.— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022
TWITTER’S SECRET BLACKLISTS.
Who is Nellie Bowles?
Bowles is an American journalist and is noted for covering the technology world of Silicon Valley, which eventually landed her a job at the New York Times in 2017 as their tech reporter. According to her LinkedIn profile, she studied at Columbia University and was a Domestic Correspondent at The New York Times from July 2017 to June 2022. After leaving NYT, she joined Weiss' Common Sense Substack and announced her joining only recently. She reflected on her experience at NYT.
Bowles claimed that she joined the old gray lady as a "very happy, lauded bulldog liberal of a writer" at first. However, the outlet and the culture, in general, began shifting toward a "charismatic new ideology" that she felt pressured to "cheer on or otherwise carefully ignore." She told Daily Mail, "When I didn't, I became suspect. My colleagues started leaking stories to other publications to embarrass me. Efforts by well-meaning bosses to intervene only made it more frenzied. At first it was crazy-making, like a breakup or a betrayal, a feeling so many in my position have written about beautifully already in this newsletter." While Bowles is a decorated writer herself, Weiss is an award-winning writer and podcaster herself.