I just threw the Le Monde news in because I found it weird that it showed up shortly after the bombshell from the Times. The latter is the one that’s curiouser and curiouser, however:
Sulzberger told stunned staff members on Wednesday the appointment of Baquet “would improve some aspects of the management of the newsroom,” according to his remarks obtained by Reuters.
He did not elaborate on what those issues were but said they did not relate to the direction of the journalism or the paper’s digital future.
“This is also not about any sort of disagreement between the newsroom and the business side over the critical principle of an independent newsroom,” he said.
Abramson, who was not present at the meeting, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
There is already speculation that this was over wages, which makes the story absolutely delicious, even if it won’t ultimately have any impact on the Times, which has been a hotbed of horrible reporting and hypocrisy for so long now that it seems to be the business model.
As my mother always told me, “Any bad day for the New York Times is a good day for America.”