Washington Post writer recently admitted he was afraid to criticize New York Times uproar over Tom Cotton’s op-ed at the time
Posted BY: Wyatt | NwoReport
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple made an astonishing admission last week: He was afraid to combat the liberal media narrative in 2020 that the New York Times erred in publishing Sen. Tom Cotton’s op-ed on military force to quell violent uprisings in American cities.
Liberal Times staffers erupted over Cotton’s op-ed in 2020 in a coordinated social media display, and editorial page editor James Bennet was forced to resign for running it after Times higher-ups folded to internal pressure. Bennet recently said the Times leadership hung him out to dry and his colleagues treated him like an “incompetent fascist.” Wemple revisited the incident nearly two-and-a-half years later, expressing regret he didn’t back up Bennet at the time, as many conservatives did.
Wemple also claimed the social media uproar by Times staffers was performative and manipulative.
“The Erik Wemple Blog has asked about 30 Times staffers whether they still believe their ‘danger’ tweets and whether there was any merit in Bennet’s retort. Not one of them replied with an on-the-record defense. Such was the depth of conviction behind a central argument in l’affaire Cotton,” he wrote.
Sounds like a polite way to say the they lied. Nothing new. They do that every day. Can’t depend on the Corporate Fake News Networks to tell the truth.