The Paper of Record, the New York Times, is the Paper of Left-Wing Record. A big-budget, high profile, Red Times for Comrades from sea to rising sea. How bad is it? NYT Opinion Editor Bari Weiss was inside for three years, and she offered a glimpse into the nightmare.
Weiss was brought on to try and give the paper and its readers some sense of how the other side lives. What side is that? Not far left, maybe center-right. She is pro-Isreal (that makes her Hitler) so it is a massive step for the paper of left-wing record. A step that subjected Weiss to abuse daily from staff and even other editors. The sort of thing the left projects on everyone else but that they deploy at every opportunity to snuff out diversity of thought.
The goal was to drive her out, and it worked, but she dropped a few bombs on the way.
The Resignation Letter
Weiss is not, by any measure, a Constitutional Conservatarain, but having taken all the abuse she could stomach, she made her exit matter. The Times, much like the majority of modern media, Academia, Entertainment, Education, and the Democrat Party, has no tolerance for intellectual diversity. Nor will it defend any right to it.
“…the lessons that ought to have followed the  election—lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society—have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.”
A trait we can tie directly to remarks by Democrats at every level of government and more recently here in New Hampshire, (here as well). They all think they know better, and no one they ‘know’ disagrees. We see this from the Left with climate science, education, medicine, culture, everything. All of it politicized, and nothing allowed outside the approved narratives.
Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions.
And yes, all their whining about getting along is BS; remember, these are supposed to be professional journalists.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m “writing about the Jews again.” Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly “inclusive” one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
In case you missed it, Weiss is categorically a member of two Democrat-Party victim classes. She’s a woman and a l
esbian bisexual. But as I have noted ad nauseum, neither of these things matters because she is not that one thing that matters to Democrats—ideologically aligned at all points of contact.
The Letter is not long and worth the read because it is a window into the mindset of the liberal elite, not just in Journalism, but the State Democrat party in New Hampshire; the unions; campus culture; even the hierarchy of groups like BLM and others. Everything turns on the politics, and the politics shall be far-Left.
Anything else makes you Hitler even though it is their ideology that echoes his totalitarian impulses.