NY Times Editorial Page Editor Resigns After Publishing Conservative Op-Ed

NY Times Editorial Page Editor Resigns After Publishing Conservative Op-Ed

Yesterday, the New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger announced that James Bennet, the Op-Ed section editor, has stepped down.

This follows a week of backlash from the Left after the Times, which has published op-eds by horrible actors such as the the Taliban Vladimir Putin, and Adolf Hiter (yes, really) dared to run a piece by a sitting US Senator that the Left disagrees with.

Senator Tom Cotton, a conservative from Arkansas, argued last week that the military has the legal authority to stop the nationwide rioting stemming from the George Floyd’s death two weeks ago.

As we reported last week, Times employees, in a clearly coordinated effort, tweeted that Cotton’s op-ed “puts black New York Times staff in danger.”

Sulzberger’s announcement, in an email to staff, read:

“James is a journalist of enormous talent and integrity who believes deeply in the mission of The Times. He oversaw a significant transformation of the Opinion department, which broadened the range of voices we publish and pushed us into new formats like video, graphics and audio. I’m grateful for his many contributions.

“Last week we saw a significant breakdown in our editing processes, not the first we’ve experienced in recent years. James and I agreed that it would take a new team to lead the department through a period of considerable change.”

Watching the “paper of record” apparently implode is quite a sight. As Sen. Cotton tweeted yesterday:

 

It is really fun to watch these self-righteous losers melt down. Right on, Senator.

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