Timothy Noah, a senior editor at The New Republic, tweeted Friday that he has been fired from the Washington-based magazine:
Asked on Twitter if his statement was real, Noah responded, "Yes."
Noah told HuffPost's Michael Calderone that New Republic editor Frank Foer informed him Friday that he was out of a job. "All I got was your column isn't a good fit for the direction the magazine is going in," Noah told HuffPost.
Foer said in a statement sent to TPM: "Tim Noah has been a strong voice for liberalism and a rigorous columnist for The New Republic. We’ve appreciated his passion and contribution to the magazine over the past two years and wish him the very best."
Before heading to The New Republic, Noah worked for 12 years at Slate. He lost his job there in August 2011, in the same round of layoffs that hit media critic Jack Shafer and others. Noah joined The New Republic in September 2011. In an introductory post at TNR, Noah wrote that he interned at the magazine after graduating from college in 1980.
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes bought the storied magazine last year. The first issue of the magazine's relaunch featured an Oval Office interview with President Obama, in which Hughes, a former Obama campaign staffer, participated.
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