James Bennet, the editorial page editor of the New York Times and brother of Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, has found himself suddenly resigned, the liberal rag announced Sunday.
In addition to Bennet’s “resignation,” his deputy editor was also removed from the editorial board and herded into a dark corner of the newsroom.
The dispute involves an op-ed from Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas who wrote about the deployment of National Guard troops to help control protests and prevent looting and rioting.
Bennet defended his decision to publish the article before bowing to the offended journalists of the Old Grey Lady who work in the newsroom, which is supposed to be kept completely separate from the opinion section of newspapers.
Oh look, there is no such thing as separation between opinion and news.
“The New York Times editorial page editor and owner defended it in public statements but then they totally surrendered to a woke child mob from their own newsroom that apparently gets triggered if they’re presented with any opinion contrary to their own, as opposed to telling the woke children in their newsroom this is the workplace, not a social-justice seminar on campus,” Cotton told Fox News‘ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
The whole freaking point of an op/ed is to present the opposite views of a newspaper’s editorial board, hence the name op/ed, which is news speak for opposite of editorial.
But at the New York Times, there can be no opinion other than theirs on the editorial page.
It was plenty fine for Bennet to work as their editorial page editor while brother Micheal was running for president of the United States.
No conflict there at all.
But for the offense of offending the non-editorial journalists tasked with the unbiased job of reporting?
The punishment is to be resigned to spend time with your family.