In this episode, the guys keep it simple, discussing Bari Weiss’s departure from the New York Times. She quit and wrote a scathing open letter, detailing the reasons for her resignation. Also discussed is Andrew Sullivan’s departure from New York Magazine, with both stemming from what looks like intolerance from not only readers but staff members who increasingly are hostile to points of view that do not align with their own.

It has implications for those publications but the business of journalism overall. Will the guardians of these institutions stand up and say, “That’s enough!” or will they allow a bunch of Jacobins to control the editorial content?

There are also the picks of the week from the latest issue of the magazine!

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  1. I Walton Member

    Who owns them?

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    • July 16, 2020, at 5:53 AM PDT
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  2. FredGoodhue Coolidge

    I’ve never worked in a newspaper, but the idea of personally attacking a colleague, above or below in the organization chart, in print, was not done. In after hours happy hours, there were intemperament remarks, but they were not written down or repeated in the office. It was OK to have calm professional disagreements.

    Personal insults in the office would have resulted in the firing of the insulter.

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    • July 16, 2020, at 8:02 AM PDT
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