Of many conservatives who write on the editorial side of the NY Times, the tenure of Bari Weiss was uneven with mainly meta-commentary, but apparently she will have a gig elsewhere in combination with some other writers like Andrew Sullivan.
Ã¢ÂÂ Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) July 14, 2020
Bari Weiss, a New York Times opinion writer and editor, has left the paper and been removed from the staff directoryhttps://t.co/Z9gzpHN8x4
Ã¢ÂÂ The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 14, 2020
New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss has left the paper, and in the process penned an open letter explaining her exit as the result of “bullying” and an “illiberal” culture at the paper.
Her departure comes after the section’s editor, James Bennet, resigned following newsroom outrage over the decision to publish an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) that called for President Donald Trump to “send in the troops” amid nationwide protests against police brutality and the killing of unarmed Black Americans. Amid that controversy, Weiss publicly claimed that there was a newsroom “civil war” between the “(mostly young) wokes” and the “(mostly 40+) liberals”—an allegation that was disputed by several older paper employees.
In her resignation letter, published Tuesday on her personal website, Weiss accused her former colleagues of “bullying,” claiming that her “work and [her] character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels” and that her fellow employees “smear [her] as a liar and a bigot on Twitter.” She also claimed the paper has engaged in “self-censorship” to appease more progressive readers. “The truth is that intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at the Times,” Weiss wrote.
Hilariously, Bari Weiss has clearly never read the famous 1896 Adolph Ochs statement she quotes here. Because Ochs, after talking about publishing “all shades of opinion,” then said under his ownership the New York Times was going to “intensify its devotion” to right-wing causes. pic.twitter.com/ZYvsx7AFF5
Ã¢ÂÂ Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) July 14, 2020
Can someone point me to all the NYT op-eds that Bari Weiss commissioned from people, or on topics, that she *disagreed* with?
Can someone point me to all the socialists and other actual *left-wing* ppl who appear on, or are employed by, Fox News? #justaskin
Ã¢ÂÂ Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 14, 2020
the funny thing is that bari weiss so obviously wanted the NYT to “cancel” her so she could prove they were censorious social justice warriors. but instead they kept printing her articles and people just mocked them, so her only option to feign persecution was to “self-cancel”
Ã¢ÂÂ Current Affairs (@curaffairs) July 14, 2020
If you're critical of militant Zionism, or speak positively of a Palestinian, Bari believes you're attacking her. She raised false charges at Columbia about so-called antisemitic bullying only to have the independent investigation discover it was Weiss and her group bullying. pic.twitter.com/rkWSfqAYZU
Ã¢ÂÂ Prairie RedÃ°ÂÂÂº (@Dissensual) July 14, 2020