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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
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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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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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