New York Times Columnist Quits; Nukes Paper's Cancel Culture On The Way Out The Door
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The toxic cesspool of "woke" propaganda, Trump hatred, fake news, and America trashing radicalism that is the New York Times was called out on Tuesday by one of its columnists in a smoking open letter of resignation.
Now former opinion writer Bari Weiss - a flaming liberal who wears her loathing for President Trump on her sleeve - jumped ship after being bullied by fanatical co-workers for not being enough of a white-hating, anti-American extremist.
She is also Jewish which doesn't go over well with the rabid anti-Semites that have found refuge in the Democratic party and the political left and many of whom draw paychecks from the New York Times.
On Tuesday, Weiss published her scorching resignation letter to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger on her website and took a flamethrower to the what was once a respectable newspaper but which she now compared to Twitter.
New York Times opinion columnist and editor Bari Weiss announced Tuesday she is leaving the Gray Lady, saying she was bullied by colleagues in an "illiberal environment," weeks after declaring there was a “civil war” inside the paper.
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."
“It is with sadness that I write to tell you that I am resigning from The New York Times,” Weiss wrote.
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.
According to Weiss's epic parting shot:
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor. As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.
Her public departure along with a recent letter published in Harper's magazine by 150 prominent liberal writers who finally understand that if the communists do take over the country that they will be rounded up along with conservatives and Trump supporters, is the first sign that the remnants of the old left have an inkling of the nightmare to come.
It could be that a vast disruption in the Force is coming for Democrats if liberals like Weiss and others declare war on the cancel culture that has devoured the New York Times and other major media institutions - especially with only months to go until the election.