11 votes

I am part of the resistance inside the New York Times opinion desk

6 comments

  1. zoec
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    BuzzFeed News today is taking the rare step of publishing an entirely satirical, and anonymous, op-ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior editor for the New York Times Opinion page, whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.

    13 votes
  2. retr0
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    Alright, I'm not too big on drama, but I can jump in on some New York Times hate now and then. I'm not sure what I make of this piece as a whole but I love these final two paragraphs.

    The bigger issue is not what is happening to the world’s most important Opinion page, but rather what is happening to you, the reader, as your mind loses its most vital nourishment. Like the impossibly complicated Italian sandwich that terrified David Brooks’s working-class friend, these pages have always contained a thoughtful mixture of intellectual sopressata, idea capicola, and thought mortadella. Our current leadership wants to replace such a complex delight, as Brooks did, with a common plate of nachos — to concede ground to the masses. We will resist.

    Sen. John McCain explained our Opinion pages best in his farewell letter. “We have helped liberate more people from tyranny and poverty than ever before in history,” he wrote — and our support for the liberation of the Iraqi people was indeed one of this page’s finest moments. “We have acquired great wealth and power in the progress,” he wrote, and we are, indeed, rich and powerful.

    Alright, I'm not too big on drama, but I can jump in on some New York Times hate now and then. I'm not sure what I make of this piece as a whole but I love these final two paragraphs.

    7 votes
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    Vadsamoht
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    Slightly off topic, but the article contains this link: As a dirty foreigner who is repeatedly told to keep their nose out of US politics can I just say how extremely disturbing it is to regularly...

    Slightly off topic, but the article contains this link:

    Andrew Cuomo’s inspiring underdog run

    As a dirty foreigner who is repeatedly told to keep their nose out of US politics can I just say how extremely disturbing it is to regularly see apparently respected news media openly endorse political candidates, regardless of which side of politics they are on?

    2 votes
    1. NoblePath
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      Editorial boards routinely endorse candidates and issues, and have since there's been politics and journalism, and not just in USA.

      Editorial boards routinely endorse candidates and issues, and have since there's been politics and journalism, and not just in USA.

      3 votes
    2. dubteedub
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      The endorsements are done by the opinion/ editorial board of the paper, not by the news side. They keep a separation between the two departments. Here is a piece by the Denver Post explaining the...

      The endorsements are done by the opinion/ editorial board of the paper, not by the news side. They keep a separation between the two departments. Here is a piece by the Denver Post explaining the process.

      https://www.denverpost.com/2016/10/07/why-do-newspapers-endorse-political-candidates/

      3 votes