Columnist leaves the Times: the work and character of publicly belittled

The columnist Bari Weiss has left the "New York Times" on the grounds that they had been bullied by colleagues. Published on Tuesday, the letter to the editor

Columnist leaves the Times: the work and character of publicly belittled

The columnist Bari Weiss has left the "New York Times" on the grounds that they had been bullied by colleagues. Published on Tuesday, the letter to the editor complains of an "anti-liberal sentiment" in the newspaper. White was a Department editor in the Opinion. In a letter to the editor A. G. Sulzberger published on your own Website, criticise, employees and management. The work environment was "hostile": gentlemen, you have insulted "their work and their character in public belittled" and you as a Racist means. "I don't understand how you could allow this behavior from spreading in your company under the eyes of all employees and the Public," writes White to the editor.

Weiss is Jewish. She previously worked at a Jewish Online culture magazine called "the Tablet" and the "Wall Street Journal". 2018 you wrote about the assassination in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Your book "How to Fight Anti-Semitism" won in 2019, the National Jewish Book Award. In 2017, you came to the "New York Times" - to expand, according to the newspaper, as part of the efforts, the ideological spectrum of the column contributions to the swearing in of Donald trump as President.

According to a on the Website of the newspaper published the Text to the incident, White was known for "currents within the movements for social justice question". So it was, for example, critical of the women who made their unpleasant encounters with the Comedian Aziz Ansari to the public and raised the question of whether Brett Kavanaugh should be disqualified because of allegations of sexual harassment in its Suitability to be a judge of the Supreme Court. Again and again they expressed their political positions on Twitter. For a Tweet that suggested, the California-born and for the Olympic Team, America's champion, figure skater Mirai Nagasu was a Migrant, she was sharply criticized.

"civil war is between Intelligent and liberal"

Weiss' decision was preceded by the discussion on the guest post of Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who demanded a military solution to the protests against racism and police violence in American cities. The title was: "Send in the troops". More than 1000 employees of the newspaper had signed a letter to protest against the publication in the "New York Times". James Bennet, who as head of the opinion page, the editorial responsibility, resigned as a result. In a note to the guest post is not now: "He met our Standards and should not have been allowed to be published."

The conflict situation in the newspaper-and-White, described in a Tweet as a "civil war" between the "(mostly younger) bright" ("Wokes"), and the "(mostly over 40-Year-old) liberals". Many of the newspaper's staff disagreed with this view vehemently, even on Twitter. In your letter to your decision to leave the "New York Times", wrote White about the ideologically charged debates on the platform for short messages: "Twitter is in the imprint of the "New York Times". But it has become your editor of last resort.“ It expresses the Position of critics, the in the - also of journalists-led discussions on Twitter to see an undue influence on the reporting.

Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 13:19

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