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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ex-Editor Turns on NYT

For John, BLUFI actually think our lot, over at The Sun, are pretty good.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

Here is the sub-headline:

After her ‘pissed off’ tweet, the former editor slams the newspaper staff’s ‘narcissism,’ its ‘crucifying’ Ali Watkins profile, and ‘missing’ the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

From The Daily Beast, by Reporter Lloyd Grove, 28 June 2018.

Here are the first two paragraphs:

It may not have been the tweet heard ’round the world, but it was certainly heard—like a thunderclap—at The New York Times’ headquarters at 620 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan.

“Kind of pisses me off that @ nytimes is still asking Who Is Ocasio-Cortez?  when it should have covered her campaign,” Jill Abramson erupted on Twitter on Wednesday morning—a biting reference to the newspaper’s original headline concerning the 28-year-old socialist’s shocking Democratic primary upset, a landslide actually, over incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District.


All that said, Journalism does include some risks.  The shootings in Annapolis, Maryland, are an example.  The number of journalists killed in Mexico over the last few years is another.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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