NYT’s national correspondent John Schwartz has apologized for a bizarre joke he tweeted about the son of Newsbusters¬†Associate Editor Noel Sheppard.

Sheppard wrote on Twitter last night that, “My son wants me not to cry at his wedding Saturday. I’ll be crying more than bride’s father…but for different reasons.”

To which Schwartz replied: “because you’ve been renting him out to workhouses all these years and you’re sorry to be losing the income?”

We’re not even sure what that’s supposed to mean.

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