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Times Publisher Gives Details on Top Editor's Dismissal
The New York Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Ravi Somaiya

Posted on 05/17/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT by EveningStar

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher of The New York Times, released a statement Saturday afternoon detailing his decision to fire the newspaper’s executive editor, Jill Abramson. He was responding to a growing controversy over accusations by Ms. Abramson’s supporters that gender played a role in her dismissal.

The decision to remove her, which was announced on Wednesday, “has been cast by many as an example of the unequal treatment of women in the workplace,” Mr. Sulzberger wrote. Instead, the statement said, it “was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arthursulzbergerjr; jillabramson; journalism; media; newyorktimes; nyt; slimes; sulzberger; waronwomen

1 posted on 05/17/2014 4:29:51 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Full CYA mode.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: EveningStar

It’s great to see leftists choke on the garbage that they have been feeding the rest of us for all these years.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 4:43:02 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: EveningStar
Mr. Sulzberger wrote. Instead, the statement said, it “was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.”

Doesn't matter. Disparate impact, baby. Individual strengths/weaknesses don't count.

At least that's what you liberals have been spouting for the past 40 years.

4 posted on 05/17/2014 4:43:31 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: EveningStar

I nominate Brent Bozell as her replacement.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 4:46:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EveningStar

Why does an individual’s “strengths and weaknesses” never seem to matter when it’s a conservative firing a woman? Then, it’s a generalized “Conservatives’ War on Women,” that resulted in the termination.

Liberal hypocrisy never fails to astound me.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 4:54:05 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t believe it! It is the left’s war on women! The NYTs is ran by oppressive white liberal men!

They are hypocrites, all those white liberal men on the NYTs.

Send them to re-education camps, filthy vile oppressors of women! How can this happen in this age of tolerance?


7 posted on 05/17/2014 5:04:26 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: EveningStar
Pinch has to grovel over the same thing his newspaper has busted the balls of hundreds of other companies for having to do ... i.e. dumping a 'protected' employee just because she was not doing the job.

Welcome to the real world Pinch. Hope you enjoy it. ;~))

8 posted on 05/17/2014 5:16:41 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: EveningStar
it “was a situation involving a specific individual who, as we all do, has strengths and weaknesses.”

Yes indeed. While liberal hypocrisy is in full bloom here, feel no sympathy for Abramson. She's about as vicious a Marxist radical as ever typed a story. She and co-maggot Jane Mayer wrote one of the nastiest pieces of so-called "journalism" in existence during confirmation hearings for Justice Clarence Thomas. I've hated both of them with absolute passion ever since. The attack was nothing but lies, racism, nasty insinuations and defamatory accusations made up out of the whole cloth.

9 posted on 05/17/2014 5:18:40 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: EveningStar
I posted this on Thursday.


I haven't seen anybody mention this yet, but just last week Jill Abramson was mentioned as #5 on this list of 5 Non-Fox News Journalists Who Won't Give Obama a Break.

Within a week, she's been fired.

Coincidence?


Now we know.

From the article:


His new statement cited a pattern of behavior that included “arbitrary decision-making, a failure to consult and bring colleagues with her, inadequate communication and the public mistreatment of colleagues.”

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he ultimately concluded that “she had lost the support of her masthead colleagues and could not win it back.” The decision to replace her, he said, was “for reasons having nothing to do with pay or gender.”


I guess we now know why she "lost support" of her "colleagues." If she had "consulted" and "bring colleagues with her," she would not have been a "journalist who won't give Obama a break." Her colleagues wouldn't have let her.

It's all so very clear now.

-PJ

10 posted on 05/17/2014 5:36:58 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I’ll bet that all it took was one phone call from Valerie Jarrett.


11 posted on 05/17/2014 5:59:23 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot
No doubt.

Maybe even threatened seat assignment in the press room, too.

-PJ

12 posted on 05/17/2014 6:03:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EveningStar
I've seen nasty men with too much power. It's very unpleasant to work with such individuals.
But there's nothing so bad as a nasty woman with too much power.
13 posted on 05/17/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
But there's nothing so bad as a nasty woman with too much power.

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14 posted on 05/17/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Political Junkie Too

Groupthink. It is all so simple.


15 posted on 05/17/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: EveningStar

Since when do libs see the individual?


16 posted on 05/18/2014 5:05:17 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: EveningStar

It turns out her primary weakness was her poor performance in Pinch’s bed

She apparently just lay there and moaned once in a while


17 posted on 05/18/2014 5:10:56 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: EveningStar

Pinch better check his priviledge.


18 posted on 05/18/2014 5:47:45 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: EveningStar

Pinch better check his priviledge.


19 posted on 05/18/2014 5:48:07 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: EveningStar

Jill Abramson is a tramp Democrat, she is NOT a journalist and is NOT fit for any nes publication, so what`s the big deal.

The NY Times is an abomination along with anybody that has ever worked there in modern times


20 posted on 05/19/2014 11:52:26 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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