OAN broadcasts cellphone number of New York Times business reporter

The One America News (OAN) Network broadcast the phone number of New York Times reporter Rachel Abrams on Thursday, accusing her of harassing the network, and inviting viewers to “feel free to reach out to the Times writer” in a video clip.

“One American news is yet again coming under attack by the hate-filled liberal left,” the OAN anchor said in the clip, which was also posted to the OAN website. “It has been brought to our attention that New York Times reporter Rachel Abrams has been harassing current and former OAN employees.” 

The OAN piece also shared Abrams email, though she lists it herself at the top of her Twitter profile.

Abrams, who has been with the Times since 2013, did not comment on the piece and instead referred questions to a Times spokesperson.

“Journalists should be allowed to do their jobs without harassment. Our reporter will not be intimidated and will continue to follow the facts where they lead,” a New York Times spokesperson said in an emailed statement. 

Neither Abrams nor the spokesperson would comment on whether anyone has harassed Abrams since the piece aired or was posted.

In the piece, OAN alleged Abrams was “fishing for information,” from disgruntled employees for a “hit piece.” Then, after critiquing the Times’s internal culture the anchor encouraged its viewers to “stand up to intimidation by the left” by contacting Abrams.

In a similar incident, on March 10 the Times called out Fox News opinion host Tucker Carlson for a segment it described as a “calculated and cruel” attack on one of its journalists.

In a monologue on his show the previous day, Carlson had critiqued Times reporter Taylor Lorenz for her twitter posts stating she had faced targeted harassment in recent months.

“In a now familiar move, Tucker Carlson opened his show last night by attacking a journalist,” read the Times statement. “It was a calculated and cruel tactic, which he often deploys to unleash a wave of harassment and vitriol at his intended target. Taylor Lorenz is a talented New York Times journalist doing timely and essential reporting. Journalists should be able to do their jobs without facing harassment.”

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