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Sulzberger's last straw: Fires Jill Abramson for misleading him about a new hire
Politico ^ | 05/18/2014 | DYLAN BYERS

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 Sulzberger’s frustration with Abramson’s 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 Guardian’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: janinegibson; jillabramson; newyorktimes; sulzberger

1 posted on 05/18/2014 6:51:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


2 posted on 05/18/2014 6:54:20 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

Poor baby


3 posted on 05/18/2014 6:57:42 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: SeekAndFind

Culture of Corruption at NYT.


4 posted on 05/18/2014 6:57:49 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: SeekAndFind

Bossy chick got fired by boss. End of story. Who the hell cares?


5 posted on 05/18/2014 7:00:44 AM PDT by Repulican Donkey
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To: Cicero

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.


6 posted on 05/18/2014 7:03:35 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SeekAndFind

News about MSM people of interest to MSM people.


7 posted on 05/18/2014 7:05:50 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: SeekAndFind

she sounds like a frickin nightmare


8 posted on 05/18/2014 7:06:19 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: SeekAndFind
either it was implying Baquet couldn't do his job, or feather bedding the nest of a friend or lesbian lover, which
9 posted on 05/18/2014 7:07:02 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: yldstrk

The democrats war on women continues.


10 posted on 05/18/2014 7:07:11 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonder if Jill’s opinion of affirmative action has changed, now that she’s the “minority” that got bumped….


11 posted on 05/18/2014 7:10:56 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 05/18/2014 7:11:59 AM PDT by plangent
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To: Cicero

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.


13 posted on 05/18/2014 7:13:20 AM PDT by livius
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To: SeekAndFind

Carlos Slim should sell the NY Times and buy the LA Clippers. Less drama.


14 posted on 05/18/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Repulican Donkey
Who the hell cares?

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.

15 posted on 05/18/2014 7:15:11 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


16 posted on 05/18/2014 7:17:01 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Repulican Donkey
Bossy chick got fired by boss. End of story. Who the hell cares?

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.

17 posted on 05/18/2014 7:17:05 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: SeekAndFind

Communists eating communists.
You gotta love this stuff.
Pop some more popcorn....


18 posted on 05/18/2014 7:17:11 AM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: plangent
She barred her fangs at Pinch and got punched.

More a slap with the back of the wrist, I reckon.

19 posted on 05/18/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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?


20 posted on 05/18/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind
her decision to offer The Guardian’s Janine Gibson a job as co-managing editor, the sources said.

Because the Slimes isn't left-wing enough.

21 posted on 05/18/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: shelterguy
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's a victim of her own arrogance. Pride IS the first of the seven deadly sins.

Review: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth.

22 posted on 05/18/2014 7:21:47 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: livius
... that did not cling to the radical leftist line.

But she allegedly was fired for "hiring" somebody from The Guardian.

That's a disconnect from your observations.

(I had thought The Guardian was making sense for a very brief period, too, and when it went back to total leftist, I assumed they terminated the one employee that lived in the real world.)

23 posted on 05/18/2014 7:22:00 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SeekAndFind

The newsroom from hell!!!
Their newsroom is full of gays and feminazis. Can you imaging the vicious gossip, infighting and backstabbing that must go on.


24 posted on 05/18/2014 7:22:06 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Cicero

Pinch knew exactly what he was getting when her hired her 3 years ago.


25 posted on 05/18/2014 7:30:37 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is just damage control for Sulzberger and the Leftist elites.

Now that the impudent skank got thrown out of the club, she has to be villified so that the decision is seen as righteous.

So they pillory her for the traits they hired her for.


26 posted on 05/18/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: mojito

! Good post!


27 posted on 05/18/2014 7:31:56 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Repulican Donkey

I’m with you. Who cares. Let them eat their own.


28 posted on 05/18/2014 7:36:28 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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To: shelterguy

If she sucked at her job, she might have moved up the ladder a little further! lol


29 posted on 05/18/2014 7:38:53 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Did you just get off the short bus or what?)
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To: dennisw
If anyone wonders where the leftist sewage that passes for news comes from look no farther than Pinch Sulzburger & Jill Abramson.

As discredited as it has become all of the MSM still look up to the NYT.

30 posted on 05/18/2014 7:42:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: mojito
As we all know, there nothing the media loves more than a chance to cover itself.

I've always found their open involvement with themselves and each other amazing.

They will obsess over "a journalist" being killed in some war, much more than a local innocent.

Despite the fact that the journalists choose to put themselves into harm's way by going into the warzone in pursuit of their career. And the local child didn't.

This ties in with their apparent belief that they cause reality to come into existence by reporting it.

31 posted on 05/18/2014 7:45:34 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SeekAndFind

Full CYA mode. Hoisted on their own feminist-propaganda petard.


32 posted on 05/18/2014 7:47:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Calvin Locke

The Guardian is very leftist, but at least they have a few intelligent leftist writers. And there will occasionally be somebody with a different point of view.

Maybe she just wanted more intelligence in the newsroom?

Basquet strikes me as a typical black leftist dim bulb who only got ahead for his politics and his color. And he’s “nice” until you diverge from the line.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT by livius
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To: yldstrk

“she sounds like a frickin nightmare”

Sounds and is. Her sistory (not a mispelling) is legendary, as is her left wing adulation of The Clintons.


34 posted on 05/18/2014 7:55:43 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: livius

News/Activism forum, on a thread titled Sulzberger’s last straw: Fires Jill Abramson for misleading him about a new hire, livius wrote:
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

A story that didn’t give Obama regime a pass made it into the Times and was posted some time last week here in FR’s. Anybody worth their salt in the position she held knows the Times is having a cred problem particularly with its drastic and deserved drop in circ because of its of calcimine coverage. While a hire from The (UK’s) Guardian isn’t exactly The Telegraph it’s better than The Daily Mail. This aint over with. Let’s see what shakes down.


35 posted on 05/18/2014 8:00:55 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Whatever the truth is, it is amusing to see liberals boiling in a pot of their hipocrisy.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: bobo1
Whatever the truth is...

Has anyone considered that the Abramson firing is connected to Hillary? Maybe Jill was insufficiently enthusiastic about Hill. Women with a little power usually hate each other.

37 posted on 05/18/2014 8:13:09 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Interesting take. Never read the Times, so unfamiliar on how they have covered the old shrew.


38 posted on 05/18/2014 8:19:45 AM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll bet a weeks pay Pinch was “placed on notice” by the White Hut to dump her. If Pinch keeps changing his story here, he’s going to be as bad a liar as Zippy.


39 posted on 05/18/2014 8:24:02 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: bobo1

Just a thought based on all the leftist dailies giving free subscriptions during presidential election campaigns.

Unreported campaign contributions to the Democrat Party. Free advertising.


40 posted on 05/18/2014 8:31:47 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Repulican Donkey

I would think she would be happy to be free from “job lock”. Now she can go and pursue her creative side.


41 posted on 05/18/2014 8:35:47 AM PDT by mothball
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s rich enough to own both.


42 posted on 05/18/2014 8:49:20 AM PDT by maro (what did the President know and when did he know it?)
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To: txrefugee

This woman co wrote a nasty book on Clarence Thomas.
A fitting ending for her high profile job.
She was incompetent and replaced by a minority male.
What goes around comes around.


43 posted on 05/18/2014 8:59:35 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: SeekAndFind

44 posted on 05/18/2014 12:18:47 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
Businesses where personnel decisions end up in the Gossip Column are inherently mismanaged and dystopic business environments.

If Abramson was as cavalier as described, she had no business being promoted to the post in the first place. If Pinch was as unaware as described, he's out of touch with the organization he's ultimately responsible for running.

The Times comes off as a place that is run by personalities committed to their own goals, not professional managers committed to the product.

I doubt any of this comes as a surprise to any objective Times watcher...

45 posted on 05/18/2014 12:44:11 PM PDT by okie01
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