This is going to dissolve into idiotic "left vs. right" rhetoric, isn't it? This thing people have where they feel the need to be fans of one team or the other is so crippling. This is the real reason I hate politics and political fanatics.
Anyway, on topic, looks like the NYT is creating a racist environment. I hope advertisers take action. This doesn't look like someone who said something in anger or as a joke but rather a part of her personality. A business that supports a person like this is not a business that I'm going to support--not that I ever did before, but still.