Journalist Bari Weiss just resigned from the New York Times with a scathing article critiquing the culture behind the Gray Lady.  Weiss’s criticism reveals the dark underbelly of the culture ruling the Times with an iron fist. If you hold an idea contrary to their propaganda, you risk your job, security, and emotional health. 

Oh, and they are anti-Semites. 

Weiss is the author of the award winning book, “How to Fight Anti-Semitism.” When she wrote about this topic in the newspaper, Weiss’s coworkers would complain that she was “writing about the Jews again.” 

Wow.  If that happens in Manhattan, what happens in newsrooms across America?

Weiss attempts to write with an unbiased perspective.  You know, how it’s supposed to be? “I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history,” she wrote. “Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.”

Sounds like Orwell is the editor in charge there. 

The Times is ruled by the racidal, extreme slice of America. When Weiss broke the mold and did not conform to the blatant political ideology, she was bullied. 

“My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views,” she wrote. “They have called me a Nazi and a racist.” 

They call a Jewish person a ‘Nazi’ and ‘racist’? This, of course, is everything we suspected about the paper of record, so her account finally is an insider’s confirmation. (I’m a Jew and I’ve been called that by the radical left as well.)

Calling someone you disagree with a Nazi isn’t progressive. In fact, we’ve been told it is “hate speech.” But apparently the Times is fine with that, as long as it targets Jews who don’t parrot back their pre-approved ideas.

“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,” she wrote.  “They never are.”

Weiss is praised for her courageous, unbiased reporting, but only in private. “Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery,” she says. “What rules that remain at The Times are applied with extreme selectivity. If a person’s ideology is in keeping with the new orthodoxy, they and their work remain unscrutinized. Everyone else lives in fear of the digital thunderdome. Online venom is excused so long as it is directed at the proper targets.” 

The New York Times used to be considered the pinnacle of journalism, but now it’s a rag of hatred, low journalistic standards, and lies.

Consequently, Americans are losing history. 

Weiss powerfully ends the article with a statement from Adolph Ochs, a former owner of the Times. “To make of the columns of The New York Times a forum for the consideration of all questions of public importance, and to that end to invite intelligent discussion from all shades of opinion.”

Weiss says, “Ochs’s idea is one of the best I’ve encountered. And I’ve always comforted myself with the notion that the best ideas win out. But ideas cannot win on their own. They need a voice. They need a hearing. Above all, they must be backed by people willing to live by them.”

How will the left react to this? Blatant racism clearly calls for a boycott, right? I mean, Goya beans were boycotted just because the CEO likes the President.

But I’m not holding my breath.

Hopefully the resignation of this talented journalist will be a wake up call for not only the Times, but other newspapers and news networks silencing opinions in favor of Twitter approval. 

“Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times,” Weiss wrote.  “But Twitter has become its ultimate editor.”

I guess Twitter might be worse than Orwell.

Years ago, Weiss claims her coworkers believed “An independent press is not a liberal ideal or a progressive ideal or a democratic ideal. It’s an American ideal.” 

Though I doubt this will change anything for the Gray Lady, I am inspired by Weiss’s courage and look forward to whatever she chooses to do next.

Hat Tip: bariweiss.com 


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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.