Stelter said that he believed The New York Times should allow those offended by the content to speak out.
‘Doesn’t there need to be room for the people who feel like the op-ed did endanger their lives?’ he asked Weiss.
‘It doesn’t mean there needs to be capitulation, but their voices should be heard, too.’
Weiss replied: ‘Anyone can feel anything. Do you believe that that op-ed put people’s lives in danger?’
She added: ‘I don’t think that op-ed did, and one of the reasons I’m interested in what you do is the idea that everything is problematic, that everything is hostile.
‘These words have been weaponized in order to be used against people in ways that I feel and I fear.’