February 14, 2018

“IS THE NEW YORK TIMES A LIBERAL NEWSPAPER? OF COURSE IT IS.” Leaked Chat Transcripts: New York Times Employees Are Pissed About Bari Weiss.

Read the whole painful woke millennial victimhood word salad thing, which proves out (in spades), Matthew Continetti 2014 take on the Times at the Washington Free Beacon, when Jill Abramson was ousted as executive editor for Dean Baquet: “Gossipy, catty, insular, cliquey, stressful, immature, cowardly, moody, underhanded, spiteful—the New York Times gives new meaning to the term ‘hostile workplace.’ What has been said of the press—that it wields power without any sense of responsibility—is also a fair enough description of the young adult. And it is to high school, I think, that the New York Times is most aptly compared. The coverage of the Abramson firing reads at times like the plot of an episode of Saved By the Bell minus the sex: Someone always has a crazy idea, everyone’s feelings are always hurt, apologies and reconciliations are made and quickly sundered, confrontations are the subject of intense planning and preparation, and authority figures are youth-oriented, well-intentioned, bumbling, and inept.”

As Jack Shafer recommended last month to incoming publisher A.G. Sulzberger, “Sell the New York Times. Now.”

(Classical reference in headline.)

Update: NYT Writer Celebrates Immigration With A Joke. Leftists In Her Own Newspaper Go Insane.

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