New York Times ’36 hours in Portland’ causes stir

The NYT turned off the comments section of the article

A screenshot of the homepage of the New York Times travel section, September 10 2015.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The New York Times travel section on Wednesday published their weekly segment ’36 hours in (insert city).’

This week, it was “36 hours in Portland.”  Author Freda Moon explored the town, drank craft brews and ate from many classic Portland foodie eateries.

What she didn’t expect, surely, was a backlash on the comments of the article.

Shortly after the publication of the article, Moon tweeted “I could kiss whoever it was at the @nytimestravel desk that decided to turn off the comments on my “36 Hours in Portland.”

She later tweeted that many of the comments, which were not seen by KOIN 6, complained that the New York Times gives too much attention to Portland.

Moon responded, saying in fact, she did not even like Portland that much. “Here’s the amusing thing about all the “UGH, the NYT is writing about Portland AGAIN” comments: I actually don’t like Portland very much,” she tweeted.

The tweet was then deleted, however.

She kept the tweets about her real opinion on the city.

Moon continued to tweet.



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