NYT editorial editor resigns after Tom Cotton op-ed backlash

NYT editorial editor resigns after Tom Cotton op-ed backlash 1


The editor of The New York Times' editorial page, James Bennet, has resigned, publisher A.G. Sulzberger announced Sunday. Bennet's resignation comes after the publication of a controversial op-ed from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton earlier in the week drew significant criticism, including from dozens of the newspaper's staffers.
Sulzberger also said that Jim Dao, a deputy editorial page editor who had publicly taken responsibility as overseeing the editing of the piece, would be stepping off the masthead and reassigned to the newsroom. Katie Kingsbury, another deputy editorial page editor, will oversee the editorial page through the 2020 election.
The tectonic restructuring capped a week of turmoil inside the nation's paper of record, with staff engaging in debate over the publication of Cotton's op-ed and grilling The Times' leadership over the process that led up to it.
"While this has been a painful week across the company, it has sparked urgent and important conversations," Sulzberger wrote employees in the memo announcing the changes.
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62 Comments on "NYT editorial editor resigns after Tom Cotton op-ed backlash"

  1. Nathan Seelig | June 7, 2020 at 9:25 PM | Reply

    Is it just me or does”Tom Cotton” sound like some rabbit from like an old racist southern movie? 🐰🥕

    • @William H Oh LORD, I was just thinking the same thing…I watched an interview with two Bernie Knuckleheads and they were acting more like PARTNERS instead of college buddies…More proof, this is the sissy generation.

    • @De Acre I’m not a Republican SCHMEG breath I support Trump.
      tinyurl.com/ycp4tac4 👈😆

    • +Nathan Seelig All you liberals can do is think of racism – Scary stuff.

    • @omfug Iran stopped making nuclear weapons. You so funny. Quit having wet dreams over traitor 44.

    • Jeff Bullock | June 7, 2020 at 10:50 PM | Reply

      pretty sure it”s just you

  2. Can we please not forget racist killed MLK for his PEACEFUL protest and they even killed Jesus🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ Can’t win with these people

    • Mike Spencer | June 7, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      2 things here that stand out in monumental proportions.
      1) The degree of unsupported, uneducated, ignorance, bias and prejudice expressed by people who have adopted the misnomer of liberal. There is no liberal flexibilty or tolerance in their view whatsoever. It would be more accurate to describe them as fascist.
      And 2) The fact that these morons have the right to vote supports Plato’s criticism that democracy is closer to anarchy than freedom. Majority rule by idiots???

    • Capt. Sisko Sedno | June 7, 2020 at 10:45 PM | Reply

      @Johnathon Castro
      Jews killed Jesus. Israel is a neo-aparthied shthole. We give them way too much. And Evangelicals SBs sell out American Christians for them. Can’t talk about that either.

    • Yamaha Venture | June 7, 2020 at 10:47 PM | Reply

      You do know that the person that killed MLK was a Democrat right? MLK was a republican.

    • Yamaha Venture | June 7, 2020 at 10:49 PM | Reply

      @Kathy Franklund

      Your ignorance is on full display.

    • Ricky Fontaine | June 7, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      Right…. and now everyone white has a MLK quote… MLK said this MLK said that… you killed the man who was all about peace even while getting dogs sic on him and his head bust.. then the pos who ran a entire gov agency who allowed letters be sent to DrKing telling him to “ take himself out” his name J edgar Hoover has been slapped on the side of a building since… smh its sick f ing sick

  3. 짱짱이USTUNOD | June 7, 2020 at 9:28 PM | Reply

    Philadelphia Inquirer too, resignation over ” buildings matter too

    • Stelter should have busted out a “fat lives matter”

    • elroy the great | June 7, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      @DD best comment today 😂🏆

    • Solstice of Snow | June 7, 2020 at 10:24 PM | Reply

      Well not only that, small buisness’s also in need of protection, considering that that was what some people’s jobs were, or the only thing they had. Now that the lockdowns and rioters destroyed them, they don’t really have much of a choice but to start over or find a diffrent job and such.

    • Brian Keating | June 7, 2020 at 10:29 PM | Reply

      @B dub Odds are that was an instigator in not a peaceful protester

    • @B dub or the 200 buildings burnt to the ground in Minneapolis. Uh yeah

  4. Big Jono's channel | June 7, 2020 at 9:29 PM | Reply

    When anger rises, think of the consequences.


  5. they should have printed corrections with the op-ed. don’t silence, educate.

    • @K H
      As someone who probably disagrees with you WILDLY politically, I couldn’t agree with your comment more. Bravo and well said! Let the best argument win, I say. Not wanting to hear what the other side has to say – whether on the left or right – only leads to dulled positions and myopic perspectives and a one-way ticket to the shallow waters of complacency. If you can’t challenge your own perspective, how are you supposed to challenge anyone else’s?

    • Geth Creator | June 7, 2020 at 10:42 PM | Reply

      @Marcelo Serrano you don’t fact check opinions

    • blksbth1 Socrates philosophy

    • Mister Moore | June 7, 2020 at 10:51 PM | Reply

      When the editor can distinguish between facts and feelings AND how such feelings/perspectives can influence how you portray/delineate describe said events

  6. i am glad to see a journalist take responsibility though.

  7. Biggus Dickus | June 7, 2020 at 9:31 PM | Reply

    “Trump has limited cognitive ability.”

    – General James Mattis


    • We didn’t need him to tell us. Trump has a third grade vocabulary.

    • Ima Aven We were. You just didn’t know until Mattis said something you like so the MSM talked about it. The left hated him until he said things about Trump. That says something about you. Not us.

    • @Steve Duke kenyen born scumbama is a community organizer!!! What a joke!!!

    • @Mark Benson CNN is played all over the world and fox is banned everywhere because they’re fake and pedal conspiracy theories. Tell me about Hillary selling uranium to Russians. And why did half of trumps campaign officials plead guilty for lying about Russian interference. trump hates trumptards like you he’s just using you to stay out of jail but every protester is voting for Biden so enjoy your con man cult leader while you can he’ll be in jail this time next year


  9. Daniel Boynton | June 7, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

    It’s true, they eat their own. Cannibals

  10. FooSoTrav. Com | June 7, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

    When taking payoff from the gop goes wrong…

  11. 1:00 – hold on, they said an opinion piece was factually inaccurate?

    • @Brett P nope, not as long as they have evil pos like soros bankrolling them.

    • When it misstates circumstances in support of their argument, yes it can be. Have u ever written anything in ur life?

    • Darren Skjoelsvold | June 7, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      Thing is opinions are fine but if you base your opinion on “facts” that are indeed more “alternative facts” or “lies” then yes an opinion piece can then be considered inaccurate or misleading or like Tom Cotton’s op-ed completely bat crap crazy and criminal. Eh hem… I mean factually incorrect and misleading and calling for friggin murder of mostly peaceful protesters who are by the way protesting effectively human rights violations that we ourselves would invade a country over. I mean didn’t he even see the irony of what he was calling for when we were so close to the anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacre? I mean holy crap Tom Cotton is evil, pure evil.

    • Yes. Opinion pieces include claims of fact and its the editors job to see that these are accurate.

    • Peggy Frazee | June 7, 2020 at 10:53 PM | Reply

      And, he never read it.

  12. Jack Guilliams | June 7, 2020 at 10:19 PM | Reply

    It was an opinion and thus was fit to be printed. PC has destroyed our media.

  13. A stalwart of free speech questions the significance of free speech. Interesting🤔

  14. Joseph French | June 7, 2020 at 10:21 PM | Reply

    Yeah keep burning looting and murdering you have evolve into the brown shirts of nazi Germany you all should be so proud.

    • David Foster | June 7, 2020 at 10:40 PM | Reply

      The brown shirts were government recruits. Hardly what you would call anarchists.

    • @David Foster Exactly. Typical trumpers like Joseph French whinging on about stuff they know nothing about.

    • When your being murdered by the police and vigilantes it is surprising the people have not taken up arms against the government. I remember reading something like this happened around 1775 after a few people were murdered by the authorities.

  15. Of course rheres 2 sides dimwits. Quit censoring the right.

  16. Hopefully everyone there follows him out the door.

  17. One less idiot in the mocking bird media no loss.

  18. The crumbling of lame-stream media continues.

  19. Brian really needs to clear the estrogen from his throat before he “reports” anything.

  20. “If you don’t agree with me, you can’t speak!”

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