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Leftist Andrew Sullivan is now a “Conservative” to the Woke Media Mob

Andrew Sullivan is now too “conservative” to work with the woke children who infest the staff at New York Magazine. – Leftwing writer Andrew Sullivan supported and voted for Al Gore in 2000. He did the same for John Kerry in 2004. Ditto Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self in 2008 and 2012, and the Pantsuit Princess in 2016. He was among the first gay writers to come out publicly and has been a liberal thought leader for the last 20 years.

But hey, in the woke world of critical theory that the last two generations of college graduates have been brainwashed by their professors to believe, the very, very, very leftist Andrew Sullivan is now a “conservative” voice within New York Mag’s organization, and the columns he writes are doing “physical harm” to all his snowflake office-mates. Thus, on Friday, Sullivan penned his final piece for the dying publication, just a few days after Bari Weiss made her famous exit from the dying New York Times.

The content of Sullivan’s piece relays a story that is strikingly similar to the one told in Weiss’s epic letter of resignation to New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzburger. It’s a story of bullying, of a hostile work environment, of a pathetic breed of corrupt young journalists who have fully invested their lives in the killing of freedom of speech and the criminalizing of alternative points of view. Those things form the very basis of critical theory, a world in which white people are evil for the simple fact of their birth and anyone who doesn’t believe that gender is a “spectrum” that consists of something over 300 distinct human classifications is a bigot whose livelihood must be ended and life must be destroyed.

That denial of the gender spectrum specifically and mocking of critical theory in general is apparently what formed the basis for New York Mag’s terminating its relationship with him, at least if Sullivan is to be believed. From a piece at Fox News:

“What has happened, I think, is relatively simple: A critical mass of the staff and management at New York Magazine and Vox Media no longer want to associate with me, and in a time of ever tightening budgets, I’m a luxury item they don’t want to afford. And that’s entirely their prerogative,” Sullivan explained. “They seem to believe, and this is increasingly the orthodoxy in mainstream media, that any writer not actively committed to critical theory in questions of race, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity is actively, physically harming co-workers merely by existing in the same virtual space. Actually attacking, and even mocking, critical theory’s ideas and methods, as I have done continually in this space, is therefore out of sync with the values of Vox Media. That, to the best of my understanding, is why I’m out of here.”

The columnist reiterated thoughts he made years ago about how “we all live on campus now,” noting the increasingly limited exchange of ideas on college campuses has spilled into everyday life and pointed to a survey that showed only 1.46 percent of the faculty at Harvard University identify as “conservative.”

“But that’s probably higher than the proportion of journalists who call themselves conservative at the New York Times or CNN or New York Magazine,” Sullivan wrote. “And maybe it’s worth pointing out that ‘conservative” in my case means that I have passionately opposed Donald J. Trump and pioneered marriage equality, that I support legalized drugs, criminal-justice reform, more redistribution of wealth, aggressive action against climate change, police reform, a realist foreign policy, and laws to protect transgender people from discrimination. I was one of the first journalists in established media to come out. I was a major and early supporter of Barack Obama. I intend to vote for Biden in November.”

“It seems to me that if this conservatism is so foul that many of my peers are embarrassed to be working at the same magazine, then I have no idea what version of conservatism could ever be tolerated. And that’s fine. We have freedom of association in this country, and if the mainstream media want to cut ties with even moderate anti-Trump conservatives, because they won’t bend the knee to critical theory’s version of reality, that’s their prerogative. It may even win them more readers, at least temporarily,” he continued.

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I have no use for either Sullivan or Weiss, but this is an intolerable situation in a free country. The situations described by both Sullivan and Weiss are clearly illegal hostile work environments under longstanding U.S. law. Yet, any left-wing media outlet located in New York City is perfectly safe from being held accountable given that the mayor is a rank Marxist and the District Attorney is funded by George Soros front groups.

The situation is similar in Washington, DC, where all of the networks have major operations and in Atlanta, where CNN headquarters is located. The woke automatons who are brainwashed with critical theory can simply band together to bully anyone they do not like out of any media operation, or any other business that has the protection of the local Democrat Party political leadership.

Sullivan says he will now go on and re-start his former blog “The Dish,” and also said he hopes to start a podcast. Either or both will keep him safely isolated from any mob of aggressive critical theory snowflakes. Weiss will likely land an editor’s position at some other media operation and try to keep her head to down so as to avoid offending the pack of woke dogs that will no doubt roam its halls looking for opportunities to be offended.

And no one in a position of leadership and moral authority within the corrupt news media world will give a moment’s thought to maybe speaking up and questioning where this industry-wide kneeling to the whims of the mob is leading them. Because they know that giving it a little thought will lead to the quick realization that the only possible logical conclusion of continuing down this path is a brutish tyranny.

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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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