“Dozens of writers, critics, production staff, and editors” at The New York Times, are in “open rebellion” over the paper’s publication of Senator Tom Cotton’s op-ed calling for military intervention in America’s cities.
- James Bennet's apologia — "We understand that many readers find Senator Cotton's argument painful, even dangerous. We believe that is one reason it requires public scrutiny and debate." — doesn't hold water; the Times easily could have revealed Cotton submitted what it considered a dangerous idea for an op-ed, and explained why it didn't run it.
- If The New York Times isn't going to expressly oppose fascism, the least it could do is not give column-inches to its overt supporters.
- Here's how you should have done your job, James Bennet: “A sitting senator asked to push a dangerous idea in our pages; we refused: here’s why."