New York Times opinion columnist and editor quit the paper and in doing so dropped some bombshells with her resignation letter.
According to Fox News:
Weiss published a scathing resignation letter that she sent to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger on her personal website, noting she doesn’t understand how toxic behavior is allowed inside the newsroom and “showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.”
Weiss then explained that she joined the paper in 2017 to help offer a different perspective, as the Times’ “failure to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election meant that it didn’t have a firm grasp of the country it covers,” and fixing that issue was critical.
“But the lessons that ought to have followed the election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned,” Weiss wrote. “Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.”
Weiss then wrote that “Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times,” but social media acts as the ultimate editor.
Weiss has noted that she has been attacked for “wrongthink” with the virtue signalers calling her a “racist and a nazi.”
Bari Weiss, the New York Times writer and editor whose independent views in the Opinion section made her a thorn in the side of the New York Times leftist editorial staff, is leaving the paper.
Weiss issued an open letter that was addressed to New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger in which she notes that after the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the paper hired her as part of an effort to understand the perspective of American citizens who didn’t share the paper’s views.
Weiss cites the numerous voices she had brought to the Times over the last four years, among whom were many people who have spoken out against brutal, tyrannical regimes.
Weiss also pointed to many at the paper wanted her fired and smearing her on Twitter as a liar and a bigot.