Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Twitter Edits the NY Times

Power Line's Steven Hayward reacts to a long piece in New York magazine about the dysfunction in the New York Times newsroom. There is much sneering at the NYT for hiring a bunch of punk kids, maybe half minorities, with little commitment to journalism, a total commitment to advocacy, and chips on their shoulders. You can guess how that worked out, can't you?

My favorite part is the account of an established NYT columnist getting tough with the editor - Sulzberger - who promised the Times hadn't lost its nerve. The columnist is quoted at telling him this.

You don’t know what you’ll be able to do, because you are not in charge of this publication — Twitter is. As long as Twitter is editing this bitch, you cannot promise me anything.

Analysis: Harsh, but fair. Get woke, go broke, something Fox News appears to have forgotten. Chris Wallace needs to go.