Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at the New York Times, resigned Tuesday, citing “constant bullying” by coworkers opposed to her efforts to encourage centrist views on the Times opinion page.
Weiss was hired three years ago to work in the paper’s opinion section after the Times failed to anticipate the outcome of the 2016 election, evincing an embarrassing failure of the nation’s supposed paper of record to understand broad national sentiment. She was charged with incorporating the voices of conservatives and centrists in the Times left-leaning editorial page.
Weiss states she met fierce resistance from within that spurred “unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I’m no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.” (Hmmm … legal terms. Will she sue?)
Also Tuesday, New York Times Magazine writer Andrew Sullivan, who recently pushed back on claims by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, also submitted his resignation. He wrote on Twitter the “underlying reasons for the split are pretty self-evident” but will be explained in his last column on Friday. Continue reading “Workplace Bullying At The New York Times”