Liberal Columnist Bari Weiss Scorches the New York Times Earth in Resignation Letter

Liberal writer/editor Bari Weiss is now not “woke” enough to work at the former newspaper that still calls itself the New York Times. Finding herself out of step with increasingly radical left staff at the Times and no longer willing to toe the line of the daily narratives that Times editors coordinate with the Democratic Party, Weiss tendered her resignation with a letter that will leave the pants of the organization’s honchos smoldering.

The letter is a work of written art, and completely revealing of the internal cancel culture that is dominant at the Times, and why no one should ever again trust a word that corrupt news outlet publishes.

Here are some excerpts:

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. 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.

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.

I do not understand how you have allowed this kind of behavior to go on inside your company in full view of the paper’s entire staff and the public. And I certainly can’t square how you and other Times leaders have stood by while simultaneously praising me in private for my courage. Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery.

The paper of record 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. This is a galaxy in which, to choose just a few recent examples, the Soviet space program is lauded for its “diversity”; the doxxing of teenagers in the name of justice is condoned; and the worst caste systems in human history includes the United States alongside Nazi Germany.

Even now, I am confident that most people at The Times do not hold these views. Yet they are cowed by those who do. Why? Perhaps because they believe the ultimate goal is righteous. Perhaps because they believe that they will be granted protection if they nod along as the coin of our realm—language—is degraded in service to an ever-shifting laundry list of right causes. Perhaps because there are millions of unemployed people in this country and they feel lucky to have a job in a contracting industry.

Or perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up for principle at the paper does not win plaudits. It puts a target on your back. Too wise to post on Slack, they write to me privately about the “new McCarthyism” that has taken root at the paper of record.

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Ironically, Weiss was hired away from the Wall Street Journal in 2017 with a goal of bringing in new, more moderate voices to contribute to the Times’s content. But as the internal culture at the Times has been allowed to devolve into a cesspool of leftist discrimination and cancellation, it is obvious that publisher A.G. Sulzberger and Editor-in-chief Dean Baquet no longer value that work or Weiss’s presence on their staff.

The fact that a traditional libreral like Bari Weiss can no longer find a home at the former newspaper known as the New York Times tells you all you really need to know about the value of its content.

That is all.

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11 thoughts on “Liberal Columnist Bari Weiss Scorches the New York Times Earth in Resignation Letter

  1. Silas - July 14, 2020

    Heh, heh, heh! Newspaper, you made a funny! It’s a damn propaganda sheet pure and simple. The NY Slimes lost the right to call itself a newspaper right after Donald Trump rode down the golden escaltor and announced his decsion to run for President. (It actually was already losing the right to call itself a newspaper, but I am trying to be generous)

    Define the enemy

    msm – socialist echo chamber media
    dnc – socialist democrat party
    public schools – socialist juvenile public indoctrination center
    universities and colleges – socialist brainwashing centers
    seiu – socialist employee union
    federal bureaucrats – socialist government employees
    democrat politicians – tyrannical socialists
    left wing law clerks – socialist lackeys
    antifa – socialist democrat party terrorists
    blm – marxist democrat party terrorists
    fbi – corrupt bureau of investigations
    irs – corrupt revenue confiscators’
    cdc – inept and corrupt quacks
    nih – more inept and corrupt quacks

    1. phineas gage - July 14, 2020

      The NYT has a long and sordid history. Fortunately it will soon be out of business as a newspaper. The social media Big Brother monolith that it has formed an incestuous partnership with will soon devour it.

    2. carlosdangler - July 14, 2020

      The NY Slimes, the Paper of Retards, lost the right to call itself a newspaper when they backed Hitler in Nazi Germany.

      1. Gregg - July 14, 2020

        And they had that hack ‘reporter’ Walter Duranty writing from Moscow telling how wonderful Stalin’s communism was during the depths of the deep depression to try and sell the concept of communism when capitalism was being battered by Hoover and FDR – our second worst president and a closet communist.

        1. phineas gage - July 14, 2020

          My worst five in order:

          1. Obama
          2. FDR
          3. Wilson
          4. Carter
          5. Clinton/Buchanan

          1. Gregg - July 14, 2020

            Don’t know much about Buchanan, but I would also add LBJ.

            They are all equally terrible, that is why I refer to Wilson as our first worst president, FDR #2, in every sense of the word, worst president, LBJ #3 worst, Carter #4 worst, Clinton #5 worst , and ‘the One’ #6 worst. (JFK deserves an honorable mention in that he set up the crooked LBJ.) The order is chronological, and not meant to list the absolute worst in any particular order. Each committed massive crimes against the constitution and caused long term damage to our constitutional republic. And ALL belong to the same political party – quite the coincidence.

            Sadly, not many Republicans were much better since TR, as NONE of their actual damage was ever really rolled back or repealed.

          2. phineas gage - July 14, 2020

            I can see your logic–all the Progressive nonsense began with Wilson. And I did overlook LBJ—what a terrible President and person.

  2. phineas gage - July 14, 2020

    They are now killing their own. Inevitably Robespierre was eventually dragged to the guillotine.

    1. Silas - July 14, 2020

      And funniest part of that is that they are trying to memory hole history that they should have learned from. Oh well, they get what they deserve.

  3. Gregg - July 14, 2020

    I hope she sues the schiff out of “Pinch” for creating and fostering a hostile work environment and she sues each of the staff who harassed her. She should get the lawyer who is suing the media at large in the Covington case.

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