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'New York Times' Responds to Backlash Over White Nationalist Profile

Over the weekend, the New York Times published a profile of a white nationalist. Soon after, the publication was being called out for attempting to normalize a Nazi sympathizer.

Now, the magazine has published a response to the piece after it went viral.

“The genesis of the story was the aftermath of the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August, the terrifying Ku Klux Klan-like images of young white men carrying tiki torches and shouting ‘Jews will not replace us,’ and the subsequent violence that included the killing of a woman, Heather D. Heyer,” New York Times editor Marc Lacey wrote. “Whatever our goal, a lot of readers found the story offensive, with many seizing on the idea we were normalizing neo-Nazi views and behavior. ‘How to normalize Nazis 101!’ one reader wrote on Twitter. ‘I’m both shocked and disgusted by this article,’ wrote another. ‘Attempting to ‘normalize’ white supremacist groups – should Never have been printed! Our reporter and his editors agonized over the tone and content of the article. The point of the story was not to normalize anything but to describe the degree to which hate and extremism have become far more normal in American life than many of us want to think.”

“We described Mr. Hovater as a bigot, a Nazi sympathizer who posted images on Facebook of a Nazi-like America full of happy white people and swastikas everywhere,” the piece continued. “We understand that some readers wanted more pushback, and we hear that loud and clear.”

“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 corners of American life and the people who inhabit them. That’s what the story, however imperfectly, tried to do,” Marc added.

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KFC Follows 11 Twitter Accounts - 5 Spice Girls & 6 Herbs!

If you are a fan of KFC’s food, you probably know that their recipe is famous for including 11 spices and herbs.

Well, in one of the most clever Twitter moves we’ve seen, the fast food chain’s account follows exactly 11 spices and herbs.

Those spices and herbs happen to be the five Spice GirlsVictoria Beckham, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm – and six random guys named Herb!

The discovery was made by a Twitter user named @Edgette22 who tweeted out the find and already has over 126,000 retweets and 260,000 likes.

'Wonder Woman' Roller Coaster at Six Flags Will Make History!

Wonder Woman will become the first female superhero to have a roller coaster named after her and the ride will be making history in another way!

The ride will be the first “single-rail” IBox track coaster in the world, meaning it will ride on a single track instead of the normal two rails like other coasters.

“I expect it to be crazy smooth,” Larry Chickola, Six Flags VP and chief corporate engineer, told USA Today in a statement. “And crazy fun. There will be extremely quick twists and turns – quicker and smoother than regular coasters.”

There will only be eight seats in each train and riders will ride in single file with no one on their left or right. Not only will the riders not see anyone on either side of them, they also won’t see the track!

Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Caster will open next spring at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.

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Viral Tinder Couple Meets for First Time After Three Years of Messaging - Watch Now!

Kent State University seniors Michelle and Josh went viral this summer after photos of their Tinder messages went viral.

The pair kept messaging each other sporadically over a three year period, but never could line up a meetup!

It started when Michelle didn’t respond to Josh‘s message, and two months later wrote, “Hey sorry my phone died!” Then he waited months before responding, “Hey, sorry was in the shower.”

“I was committed to my joke… I loved the fact that we had a similar sense of humor, so I was not gonna be the one that gave in and gave up that great joke we had,” Michelle said on GMA on Tuesday (July 25), before meeting in person.

Watch below!

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