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Eden in Exile
NY Observer ^ | George Gurley

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 she’d 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 she’d been so utterly repulsed by the lighthearted tone of the article that she felt she just had to make it balanced.

Mr. Allan didn’t see things that way. According to Ms. Eden, he hammered away at her for adding her own spin to someone else’s article. Next he brought up her blog—which 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, you’re older than I am," she said. "You’ve been in the business longer than I have, and I’m sure that from where you’re sitting, you are making the right decision. But from where I’m sitting, it’s the wrong decision."

According to Ms. Eden, Mr. Allan’s face became red with anger as he leaned over his desk and yelled, "You are a liability!"

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: abortion; dawneden; mediabias; pressbias
There is some profanity in the article so I have excerpted it.

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.

1 posted on 02/09/2005 2:55:27 PM PST by swilhelm73
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To: swilhelm73

It's only Conservatives who have to be tolerant.

2 posted on 02/09/2005 3:03:59 PM PST by LauraleeBraswell (Forgive Russia, Ignore Germany, Punish France - Condoleezza Rice)
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To: LauraleeBraswell

well said

3 posted on 02/09/2005 3:09:26 PM PST by swilhelm73 (Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian)
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To: swilhelm73

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.

4 posted on 02/09/2005 4:31:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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