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The New York Times investigates leaks, liberal newsrooms have the upper hand

Another day, another newsroom in turmoil.

And this movie features some familiar characters. Senior executives who claim to hold themselves to time-honoured standards of impartiality and woke young rebels who want only their point of view, the liberal point of view, to be represented.

In recent years, the balance of power has shifted. Executives at major media companies frequently push back, fearing the ire of rebels and social media criticism.

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This is not the first time the eruption has been talked about, but the New York Times has covered it.

And that information comes to us from below. wall street journalthere are attractive leads such as:

“The New York Times is conducting its own investigation.”

It turned out there had been a potentially damaging breach, and the Times’ top editor, Charlotte Behrendt, interviewed about 20 staff members to uncover the culprit.

The New York Times Building in midtown Manhattan. (FOX News Photo/Joshua Commins)

The subject is reporting on the war between Israel and Hamas.

It is no secret that many young liberals blame Israel for the war, even though it was started by Hamas terrorists in an unspeakably brutal massacre that began on October 7th. It is. Some Times employees questioned the reporting behind the story that Hamas used sexual violence as a weapon during these attacks. The newspaper said, complaining that the suffering of Gaza residents was not receiving the same attention.

To his credit, Joe Kahn, the least-known Times editor in decades, talks about the record.

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“The idea that someone could come in midway through the process and find things that they think are interesting or potentially damaging to the ongoing story and provide that to people outside of me and my “It felt like a kind of rupture for my colleagues in the editorial process,” he said. “I’ve never seen anything like that before.”

Khan also rightly points out that digital workers aren’t trained in independent journalism and don’t learn tolerance on college campuses.

“Young people growing up through the education system are less accustomed to this kind of public debate and active exchange of ideas around issues they feel strongly about,” Khan said.

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The New York Times building on 8th Avenue in New York City. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)

There was a backlash after internal discussions were leaked to the liberal site The Intercept. Stacey Cowley, a union official who sat in on some of the interviews, accused the company of going after people who felt their concerns about Gaza were being ignored.

“Instead of taking them seriously, the company is turning around and trying to bully that group into silence,” Cawley said. The union’s complaint alleges that the company targeted Arab and Middle Eastern employee groups, a claim the Times denies.

Far down in the story you will find the following CYA statement:

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A vehicle passes in front of the New York Times building in New York City. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

“War coverage has also fueled tensions at the Wall Street Journal, with some reporters in conferences and internal chat groups complaining that the coverage is biased and favors either Israel or the Palestinians.” Someone said. Just in case you were wondering.

A similar outburst recently occurred at NPR, where award-winning senior business editor Uli Berliner resigned under pressure yesterday. He was suspended for five days without pay for publishing an article in the Free Press (without permission) about how the radio network had moved from a mere left-leaning to an overtly liberal movement in the wake of Donald Trump’s election. was receiving.

Berliner, who is no fan of President Trump, cited example after example of NPR being anti-Israel, having a pro-trans agenda, and blowing up the Hunter Biden laptop story because it wasn’t a real story. I mentioned it. He pointed to the hiring of CEO Katherine Maher, a former Biden campaign worker whose past tweets show a history of far-left activity and intolerance. (She says she was a civilian at the time.)

“I can’t work in a newsroom that is disrespected by a divisive new CEO that supports the very problems at NPR that I cited in my Free Press essay,” he said, despite complaining to management multiple times. It was a waste, Berliner tweeted.

And MSNBC’s liberal hosts revolted on air, publicly slamming NBC’s bosses and ousted RNC Director Ronna McDaniel, just four days after the station advertised her hiring. It was only three weeks ago that he was forced to be fired.

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The Times became the first to surrender, firing op-ed page editor James Bennet for publishing an online column by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that advocated for the use of the military to quell 2020 urban riots. It became a major news organization. “The New York Times’ leadership is losing control of its principles,” Bennett wrote late last year.

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That the Times is being torn apart again, this time over war in the Middle East, is bringing us exactly full circle. Many liberal news organizations now seem to be running this program in practice, if not on paper.

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