New York is the heart of American Jewry. It is also ranked among the most left-wing cities in America.
And it’s the epicentre of rising American anti-Semitism.
The New York Times may not be the city’s biggest-selling, but it is the paper of record for the city’s left. Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, it’s fast going down the anti-Semitic rabbit-hole as well.
Jewish columnist Bari Weiss has resigned from the New York Times.
The staff writer and editor for the Times Opinion section said that the paper has become an increasingly “illiberal environment,” citing bullying from other staff members.
Just what kind of bullying?
Describing the harassment she has experienced at the paper, Weiss wrote: “My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I’m ‘writing about the Jews again.’”
“Nazi”. “Racist”. “The Jews”. For anyone familiar with the intolerant rhetoric of the increasingly anti-Semitic, BDS-loving left, those are all grimly familiar slurs.
Twitter was accused of “enabling anti-Semitism” after promoting the “JewishPrivilege” hashtag. Studies have noted rising anti-Semitism on the platform, naming it a “key facilitator” of anti-Jewish hate.
Guess where the Times’ writers are taking their cues?
“Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor,” Weiss said.
Weiss also reports what we all already knew: arrogant, intolerant groupthink reigns supreme in the left-media.
“Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.”
Weiss warned that “at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else[…]Intellectual curiosity—let alone risk-taking—is now a liability at The Times.”
Weiss’ resignation is just the latest in the purge of ThoughtCrime from the legacy media.
Weiss’ resignation follows the resignation of former Times Opinion editor James Bennet last month over the decision to publish an Op Ed by Republican Senator Tom Cotton in support of the idea of sending American troops to suppress riots which broke out across the country in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. A number of Times staffers claimed that the Op Ed promoted violence and made them feel unsafe.
Dissent and Jews being purged from public life by intolerant mobs of radicals.
I seem to recall something similar happening once before…
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