The New York Times has just announced the resignation of James Bennet, the Editorial Page Editor who allowed Tom Cotton’s “Send in the Troops” op-ed into print. It triggered leftists, including over 800 staffers at the Times who signed a protest letter.
The paper is wholly and entirely corrupt. His deputy was also reassigned.
What a disgrace and the 800 staffers are hateful and a disgrace.
This is awful. 17 years ago, Howell Raines had to quit as editor of the NYT because a reporter he’d championed had made up stories and other reporters were rightly furious. Today James Bennet had to quit because his page ran an op-ed – FROM A SENATOR – that made reporters mad… https://t.co/SB99FBMp8c
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) June 7, 2020
SEND IN THE TROOPS
Tom Cotton’s article called for the President to “Send in the Troops” to stop the rioting, looting, and restore order. A recent poll found that 58% of Americans agree with that opinion.
As the backlash grew, Jerry Dunleavy at DC Examiner wrote, “An op-ed from a U.S. senator did not meet the editorial standards of the @nytimes, but op-eds by Vladimir Putin, Nicolas Maduro, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the Taliban did.”
I haven't seen this much turmoil at @nytimes since they published a defense of pedophilia. The staff were very upset, multiple resignations, editors' notes, etc.
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 7, 2020
The mob already won the battle.
Now they’re just executing POWs. https://t.co/ZHuwJWUZVF
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) June 7, 2020