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NY Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger Writes Internal Memo After Staff Revolt Over Cotton Op-Ed: ‘Essential' That We Reflect on Criticism

1 month ago   |   By Mediaite

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger defended the paper's decision to publish an op-ed from Senator Tom Cotton despite the public objections of the paper's staff.
A litany of Times editors have revolted against the publication of Cotton's “ Send in the Troops ” essay, in which, he calls for President Donald Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act and send the U.S. military to deal with the riots occurring amid social unrest over George Floyd's death.
Sulzberger sent a staff memo on Thursday , acknowledging those who think the op-ed went “outside the realm of acceptability,” but also...
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Fox News Questions Tom Cotton on ‘Send in the Troops' Op-Ed: ‘It's Not Just Woke Progressives' Opposing These Policies

Fox News Questions Tom Cotton on ‘Send in the Troops' Op-Ed: ‘It's Not Just Woke Progressives' Opposing These Policies

1 month ago   |   By Mediaite

Sen. Tom Cotton addressed the controversy over his New York Times op-ed calling on President Donald Trump to “send in the troops” to stop riots in an appearance on Fox News, Thursday, where he argued it's the “constitution duty of the federal government” to protect states and citizens from “insurrectionist violence.”
After being asked about the controversy over his op-ed , and the New York Times writers who called out the newspaper for publishing it, Cotton said, “I think it once again exposes the hypocrisy of all these woke progressives who claim to defend liberal values, but as soon as...
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NY Times Suggests Readers Don't Know Difference Between Opinion and News in Report on Cotton Op-Ed Mutiny

NY Times Suggests Readers Don't Know Difference Between Opinion and News in Report on Cotton Op-Ed Mutiny

1 month ago   |   By Mediaite

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The New York Times faced a mutiny from readers and staff over the publication of an op-ed by Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton , so they decided to publish a news report about it that suggested readers were confused about the difference between opinion pieces and news articles.
On Wednesday, the paper published an essay by Cotton that called for the deployment of the U.S. military against the protests across the country - sparked by the police killing of George Floyd - under color of the 1807 Insurrection Act. The decision to publish that piece sparked a...
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