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New York Times Gets Some Payback

Written by Joe Scudder

Workers at the New York Times are outraged that they are going to feel economic pain.

The New York Times has been a “progressive” mouthpiece, pushing globalism and liberalism, for a long time. It is frustrating that they are able to stay afloat despite their widely recognized dealing in fake news. But there are signs that economic reality is catching up with the arrogant propaganda factory. The newspaper is about to lay off employees.

Deadline Hollywood reports, “New York Times Editors Decry ‘Humiliating Process’ Of Layoffs.

Using words including “betrayal,” “humiliating” and “covfefe” and suggesting that management had compared them to “dogs urinating on fire hydrants,” copy editors at the New York Times today let executive editor Dean Baquet and his heir apparent, Joseph Kahn, know exactly how they feel about taking the brunt of layoffs and buyouts as the Times expands its reporting ranks. The latest flare-up comes at a moment when the Times also is dealing with a libel lawsuit filed by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin over a Times Op-Ed column erroneously linking her to violent attacks on public figures.

In a letter addressed to the two top editors and written under the letterhead of the NewsGuild’s NYT unit, they also included a plea for reconsideration of the plan to eliminate some 100 editors from their ranks.

Read the entire story with the public letters.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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