Last month, a New York Times editorial page editor was forced to resign because (gasp) he actually ran an editorial from a conservative US Senator, Tom Cotton.
In the latest incident, staff editor and writer Bari Weiss announced her resignation earlier this week, decrying the newspaper’s workplace culture as “hostile” toward staffers who hold anything other than far left ideologies.
In her resignation letter, Weiss described the Times as an institution where “intellectual curiosity is now a liability”. She complained that she felt bullied by colleagues who “called me a Nazi and a racist” and who posted an ax emoji next to her name.
“Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery,” Weiss wrote.
She went on to say that “The paper… is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people.”
The Times and its management should be sued for allowing a hostile work environment. This has happened too often to be an accident.