On Sunday, The New York Times announced that their editorial page editor has resigned after blowback erupted because the paper published an op-ed by Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton arguing that the government should “send in the troops” as a last resort in response to the wave of riots and looting that swept the country.
The Times had already issued a statement on Thursday saying that they should have never published Cotton’s op-ed. “We’ve examined the piece and the process leading up to its publication,” a spokesperson said. “This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards. As a result, we’re planning to examine both short-term and long-term changes, to include expanding our fact-checking operation and reducing the number of Op-Eds we publish.”
The resignation of the editorial page editor triggered Texas GOP senator Ted Cruz to issue a scathing obituary for the paper.
The publisher for the Times, A.G. Sulzberger, wrote a memo to the the paper’s staff arguing that the Times’ “essential role” requires “fearless engagement with ideas from across the political spectrum, particularly those we disagree with.”
The NYT literally fired their editorial page editor because he dared publish an op-ed that Leftists disagreed with.— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 8, 2020
The totalitarian Left will brook no dissent. To hell with Free Speech—we are Pravda.
New York Times: founded as an actual newspaper 9/18/1851.
Died: 6/7/2020. https://t.co/YIzBihdhtO
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