Skip to comments.Sulzberger's last straw: Fires Jill Abramson for misleading him about a new hire
Posted on 05/18/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger fired executive editor Jill Abramson after concluding that she had misled both him and chief executive Mark Thompson during her effort to hire a new co-managing editor, according to two sources with knowledge of the reason for her termination.
While several factors contributed to Sulzbergers frustration with Abramsons management of the newsroom, the sources, who are sympathetic to the Times management, said it was this incident that sealed her fate.
In conversations and emails, Abramson led both Sulzberger and Thompson to believe that she had consulted with other newsroom leaders about her decision to offer The Guardians Janine Gibson a job as co-managing editor, the sources said. Specifically, they said she implied that both Dean Baquet, her managing editor, and Janet Elder, the deputy managing editor responsible for newsroom resources and staff development, had been informed and were on board with the plan.
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I think she didn’t bow down and lick Pinch’s toes sufficiently. He knows zero about running a business, but he doesn’t like to be reminded of that.
Culture of Corruption at NYT.
Bossy chick got fired by boss. End of story. Who the hell cares?
Assistant Managing Editor, Deputy Managing Editor, Assistant to the Deputy Managing Editor, Assistant to the Assistant Managing Editor, etc. I think if Sulzberger hired me as the General Manager I could cut the bottom line dramatically.
News about MSM people of interest to MSM people.
she sounds like a frickin nightmare
The democrats war on women continues.
Wonder if Jill’s opinion of affirmative action has changed, now that she’s the “minority” that got bumped .
Like so many “womens libbers”, Jill had a caricature image of what a man should be and how she could compete.
All snarl. Always a badass, never a buddy.
Each day she stomped into the news room with fangs barred: an Alpha male to dominate all the metrosexual men at the Times
She barred her fangs at Pinch and got punched.
Strangely enough, during her tenure, I noticed that the print edition was getting a little more interesting. I actually saw a couple of articles (features) that did not cling to the radical leftist line. I don’t read the daily paper very often, only a few weeks of the year when I’m in New York, but it seemed to me that there was a little more “diversity” (of the right kind) creeping in. Then again, maybe I was hallucinating...
If true, however, I doubt that he liked that either.
Carlos Slim should sell the NY Times and buy the LA Clippers. Less drama.
The media and liberal elite have gotten their panties in a twist over this because it's real life soap opera involving "people like us." As we all know, there nothing the media loves more than a chance to cover itself.
They are talking about her now on Meet the Depressed. It is all because she was a woman not because she sucked at her job.
She is being portrayed as a victim.
She was also probably bitchy. There are, oh so many ways to say something/anything without driving in the nails. Doncha think?
The world cares because it SEEMS that any/everything MUST be put on the Internet. And then we must ALL WEEP, CRY, TEAR OUR HAIR. SO many people need a life.
Communists eating communists.
You gotta love this stuff.
Pop some more popcorn....
More a slap with the back of the wrist, I reckon.
RE: Carlos Slim should sell the NY Times and buy the LA Clippers.
Now, why didn’t I think of that?
The question is will Sterling sell?