Union of New York Times reporters demands its members be censored!

More groupthink from Fake News!

Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept:

The New York Times Guild, the labor union of employees of the paper of record, tweeted a condemnation on Sunday of one of their own colleagues, op-ed columnist Bret Stephens. Their denunciation was marred by humiliating typos and even more so by creepy and authoritarian censorship demands and petulant appeals to management for enforcement of company “rules” against other journalists. To say that this is bizarre behavior from a union of journalists, of all people, is to woefully understate the case.

What angered the union today was an op-ed by Stephens on Friday which voiced numerous criticisms of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “1619 Project,” published last year by the New York Times Magazine and spearheaded by reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones. One of the Project’s principal arguments was expressed by a now-silently-deleted sentence that introduced it: “that the country’s true birth date” is not 1776, as has long been widely believed, but rather late 1619, when, the article claims, the first African slaves arrived on U.S. soil.

This is a case of journalists using their union not to demand greater editorial freedom or journalistic independence — something one would reasonably expect from a journalists’ union — but demanding its opposite: that writers at the New York Times be prohibited by management from expressing their views and perspectives about the controversies surrounding the 1619 Project. In other words: They are demanding that their own journalistic colleagues be silenced and censored. What kind of journalists plead with management for greater restrictions on journalistic expression rather than fewer?


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2 Responses to Union of New York Times reporters demands its members be censored!

  1. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    The Gray Lady needs to be tended in an Alzheimer’s Unit.

    Anyone interested in why, The Gotch will direct to a brutal EPIC BEATDOWN of his former employer by former editor Michael Cieply

    Stunned By Trump, The New York Times Finds Time For Soul-Searching>/b>

    The Gotch

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  2. Liberty says:

    The level of censorship occurring in media and big tech should scare the hell out of every single American. People who agree with a particular premise (like 1619), may be rejoicing the NY Times Guild’s statement, but once they want to disagree, they too will find out how unpleasant it is to have your thoughts and words squashed.

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