New York Times editorial page editor resigns after uproar over Cotton op-ed. How crazy is that? Senator Cotton write an Op Ed piece. The Times owner and editor approve it. Then they go out and offend their decision. The snot nose kids at the Times get their undies stuck up the butt and cry. We have this from the WP.
The New York Times on Sunday announced the resignation of its editorial page editor James Bennet, who had held the position since May 2016, and the reassignment of deputy editorial page editor James Dao to the newsroom.
Dozens of Times staffers spoke out on Twitter on Wednesday evening to denounce their newspaper’s decision to run the essay shortly after it appeared online, calling it inflammatory and saying it contained assertions debunked as misinformation by the Times’s own reporting; several hundred later signed a letter objecting to it.
Bennet and the paper’s publisher initially defended the publication of the piece, arguing the benefits of an editorial page that includes diverse viewpoints. But by Thursday evening, a little more than 24 hours after it published, the Times abruptly said the op-ed was the result of a “rushed editorial process” and “did not meet our standards.” A lengthy editor’s note to the column was added.
So what the NY Times employees are saying is that they object to any point of view or opinion that they disagree with. Now you read stuff like this, and wonder why print media is dying? Why folks aren’t watching CNN and MSNBC?
What say you?