NY Times journos launch internal revolt, claim op-ed by Tom Cotton puts black staff members ‘in danger’

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Staffers at The New York Times, a 168-year-old paper that has a history of publishing the screeds of dictators and Islamic terrorists, are livid that the paper published an op-ed Wednesday from a sitting U.S. senator who’s never once committed a crime.

That senator, married father of two Tom Cotton, wrote that “the nation must restore order” throughout America by sending in the nation’s military. According to a recent Morning Consult poll, this view is shared by a 58 percent majority of Americans.

Nevertheless, because Cotton dared to suggest that force be used to stop the burning of businesses, the looting of stores and the murder of upstanding citizens like David Dorn and Dave Patrick Underwood, members of the paper’s radically left-wing staff pounced.

Like zombies, the staffers all published a screenshot of the piece to Twitter and captioned it with a derivative of these words: “Running this puts black New York Times staff in danger. I stand by my colleagues in solidarity.”

It’s not clear how his words could put anyone in danger.

Look at the zombie-like behavior below:

It appears the snowflake’ism and thought policing that have been festering in America’s colleges have finally made it into the nation’s corporate boardrooms.

Note that it was only weeks ago that the Times published a piece from Sirajuddin Haqqani, a Taliban member who’s on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list. At the time of the piece’s publication in late February, not a single Times staffer complained.

Likewise, members of the far-left media have been quick this week to argue that the vandalizing of property and burning down of stores aren’t acts of violence.

“Violence is when an agent of the state kneels on a man’s neck until all of the life is leached out of his body. Destroying property, which can be replaced, is not violence. To use the same language to describe those two things is not moral,” the Times’ own “reporter” Nikole Hannah-Jones said in an interview with CBS News this week.


So looting and rioting — some of which have led to actual deaths — aren’t violence, but the words of a sitting U.S. senator are violence? It makes no sense.

In response to the uproar Wednesday, a number of notable conservatives fired back by labeling the staffers “pampered babies” and exposing their irrationality and hypocrisy.


To the Times’ credit, as of Thursday morning, Cotton’s piece still remained published. Moreover, James Bennet, the paper’s editorial page editor, had issued a statement defending the decision on the grounds that it’s important readers be exposed to “Counter-argument, particularly those made by people in a position to set policy.”

Fact-check: TRUE!

This fiasco follows what happened Tuesday, when the paper redid its front-page headline at the last moment because of pressure from radical congressional Democrats like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.


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