Skip to comments.Eden in Exile
Posted on 02/09/2005 2:55:27 PM PST by swilhelm73
Dawn Eden had been nervous for two days before she was called into the office of New York Post editor in chief Col Allan on Jan. 18. Ms. Eden, a 36-year-old copy editor and headline writer at the newspaper, knew shed probably made a mistake by working some of her own pro-life views into an article she was copy-editing on women with cancer who were having babies through in-vitro fertilization.
She knew it was risky, but shed been so utterly repulsed by the lighthearted tone of the article that she felt she just had to make it balanced.
Mr. Allan didnt see things that way. According to Ms. Eden, he hammered away at her for adding her own spin to someone elses article. Next he brought up her blogwhich she calls "faith-friendly" and which Mr. Allan called "very disturbing." Then he fired her, for blogging on company time, according to Ms. Eden. (Mr. Allan declined to comment for this article.)
She was stunned. She told him he was making "a terrible mistake."
"Sir, youre older than I am," she said. "Youve been in the business longer than I have, and Im sure that from where youre sitting, you are making the right decision. But from where Im sitting, its the wrong decision."
According to Ms. Eden, Mr. Allans face became red with anger as he leaned over his desk and yelled, "You are a liability!"
(Excerpt) Read more at nyobserver.com ...
Dawn Eden's story is more interesting then I would have thought, and her work has appeared on FR, so I figured it might be of interest.
It's only Conservatives who have to be tolerant.
This article is absolutely fascinating. Someone should give this woman a job. She obviously has enormous talent and potential. She's a walking illustration of how someone can have the worst upbringing, the worst college experience, major depression, and yet come out of it all as a wonderful person.
The New York Observer isn't exactly famous as a conservative organ. Shame on the New York Post and the people who mistreated her there, especially that horrible woman reporter who got her fired.
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