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.
Now you know why nobody take heed of what the NYTimes has to say!
No true AMERICAN reads leftist rags anyway. She will find work if there is anything like a newspaper that actually reports the news. Good luck, Ma’am, I wish you well.
A.G. Sulzberger is a white, privileged fool who’s sole accomplishment in life is being born of the right father into a very rich family. He didn’t earn his position at the New York Times, it was assured when his father [and mother] begat him.
Bari Weiss tried to make a difference but the New York Times does NOT like diversity – they just like to talk about it but when the rubber meets the road that’s all that it is – talk. They have no interest in fairness or balance. The New York Times is leftists and they like being leftists and do not countenance anything but.
Hat’s off to Bari Weiss for trying to show them a better way to keep their readership but they could care less. As she so succinctly stated, they’re being run by Jack Dorsey’s leftist Twitter Twerps.
It’s not worse than we thought — we see just what she is talking about EVERY DAY from more than just the NYT.
NYT has been a loser for a long time. It reads like the China Daily. Unfortunately, except for a few, all the employees think this is just fine. NYT you don’t define us nor do we believe what you Report. We boycott as many of your advertisers as possible.
Lets us not forget the New York Slime Times buried stories about the Holocaust, when they knew damn well what was going on. The times like other fake news outlets are now just printing outright lies. Maybe on the street in front of there building we should paint ” New York Times Doesn’t Matter ” It is unfortunate their liberal snowflake staff, a complete by product of our liberal colleges, have no clue as to what it means to be a patriot, and a citizen of the greatest country on earth. They back the communist organization BLM, and have nothing to say about the city they are based in turning into the wild west, do they not realize many patriots paid the ultimate price for freedom, and that there are many who would be willing to do so again. The sleeping giant will soon be awake. TRUMP 2020
New York Times has been irrelevant for YEARS, now, it is no surprise at all.
I consider the New York Times to be the second-best source for solid news. It is right behind “Mad Magazine”.
Typical Radical Commie Leftists who are self-proclaimed ‘intellectuals’ can NEVER have an open DEBATE about ANYTHING because they KNOW THEY WILL LOSE! That’s where their ‘bigot’, ‘racist’, ‘sexist’, homophobe’, ect come in. And THOSE cards have been played SO MANY TIMES over the past 4 years……NO ONE GIVES THEM ANY WEIGHT!!! They NO LONGER HAVE ANY POWER!!! I guess that those Kommie Kids’ ‘parents’ had never taught them about the (moral of) story, ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’?! (That is why we’re still getting all of these FAKE ‘hate crimes’ and FAKE ‘rape’ accusations too!)
How quickly they turn on their own when their faces are smeared with the brown stuff. Ms. Weiss is smart to move on and away from the NY Times. There’s no percentage in a future over at ‘the old shagged lady’.
Who hasn’t seen what this rag is about years ago? Bankrupt in heart, business and soul.
This reporter has tried to change the direction and met the establishment within the NY disaster Times. The same applies to WA POO POO. You can not fix STUPID Weiss. Good luck in your future endeavors and looking forward to reading what you have to say as you make it clear you are not a puppet, a lemming, or a DNC lunatic.
This seems to be a common thread among the propaganda machines and their minions and elected DNC officials. Group or beehive think is demanded and to not even imagine their view is wrong and limited. Nothing is gonna save this issue. The bulk of the nation does not share this view and obviously Weiss was hired to help change the scenario. Sadly it was a waste of time.
This election even with the billionaires funding, the propaganda machines, cheating galore, etc. will not make the left liberals and DNC lunatics happy. They will lose and likely lose the house and more senate seats. And if the dim wit governors run, a good opposition GOP conservative will sweep them.
Anyone that has a job and pays taxes, runs a business that does not profit from the DNC like Soros and his pals is not going to vote for these idiots.
The New York Times and all the other big liberal dominated newspapers around the country have been struggling for economic survival and most would have folded without being saved by rich leftists. The best solution for them is to ignore them and let them suck those same rich leftists dry.
Why on Earth would this comment need to be up for moderation? Some sanity please!!!