New York Times publisher responds to staff outrage over Tom Cotton op-ed

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The New York Times' publisher said he understood why some staffers felt the paper's work had been 'overshadowed by the disappointment and hurt felt' over the opinion piece calling for the US military to be deployed to cities across the US amid protests

The publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, said he understood why some staffers felt the newspaper's work had been"overshadowed by the disappointment and hurt felt" over Cotton's opinion piece."I've already heard from many of you and will do more listening in the days ahead, starting with smaller groups of our black colleagues, who are covering this story and living it at the same time," Sulzberger wrote.

"The email did not address what many felt were factual inaccuracies in the Cotton Op-Ed and its incitement of violence," the employee said."It was demoralizing." The day before, Davey Alba, a tech reporter for The Times who writes about disinformation, noted on Twitter that Cotton's argument that members of Antifa were"infiltrating protest marches to exploit Floyd's death for their own anarchic purposes" had been debunked by the paper.

 

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The poor babies. Was their safe space unavailable?

good ol' Tom Cotton-Gin Dixie speaking just like most ignorant GOPers who suffer from millennia of white privilege...NYT staff SHOULD be upset and speak out...their paper has turned into the 1960's version that took issue with MLK, Jr.

proflevin It’s deplorable that the nytimes published SenTomCotton ‘s unconstitutional, dictatorial powergrab propaganda. The nytimes helped George W Bush’s re-election in 2004 by sitting on a report of a secret surveillance program for about 1 year...

Yes, how dare someone be given a platform when sharing an opinion differing from the race baiting identity politics flag waiving of the woke left

The Times editorial page editor made a good journalistic call. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.

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