Bari Weiss Is Leaving the New York Times

No wonder she was whining, along with other people with massive followings/powerful platforms (J. K. Rowling, Fareed Zakaria, Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie, etc), about ‘free speech.’ Now she’s gone and self-expelled herself from the NYT. More of this sea change please.

Here is Greenwald on Bari Weiss: In her short tenure, Weiss has given the paper exactly what it apparently wanted when it hired her. She has churned out a series of trite, shallow, cheap attacks on already-marginalized left-wing targets that have made her a heroine in the insular neocon and right-wing intelligentsia precincts in which she, Bret Stephens, and so many other NYT op-ed writers reside. Exactly as she was doing a decade ago as a “pro-Israel” activist at Columbia and thereafter at various neocon media perches, her formula is as simple as it is predictable: She channels whatever prevailing right-wing grievance exists about colleges, Arabs or Israel critics (ideally, all of those) into a column that’s supposed to be “provocative” because it maligns minority activists or fringe positions that are rarely given platforms on the New York Times op-ed page. More here.

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