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Jill Abramson ousted from New York Times
Politico ^ | Dylan Byers

Posted on 05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT by Beave Meister

New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper on Wednesday, sources familiar with the news informed POLITICO.

Managing editor Dean Baquet will take over as executive editor, effective immediately.

The news of her departure was met with shock throughout the newsroom. Senior editors were unexpectedly summoned to a 2 p.m. leadership meeting at the Times headquarters in New York. The news was then announced in a staff-wide meeting by publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.

In his announcement, Sulzberger said Abramson’s departure was related to “an issue with management in the newsroom,” and had nothing to do with the quality of the paper’s journalism during her tenure. Abramson was not present for the newsroom announcement.

(Earlier on POLITICO: Turbulence at The Times)

“I choose to appoint a new leader for our newsroom because I believe that new leadership will improve some aspects of the management of the newsroom,” Sulzberger said. “This is not about any disagreement between the newsroom and the business side.”

In a separate statement, Abramson said, “I’ve loved my run at The Times. I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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Ding Dong......
1 posted on 05/14/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister
"stand-up journalism"

Wymyn Gerbilists taking leaks in the Men's gender Room?

2 posted on 05/14/2014 2:31:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

Pinch strikes again


3 posted on 05/14/2014 2:32:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Beave Meister

What she do? Tell the truth?


4 posted on 05/14/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

She doesn’t know how to do that


5 posted on 05/14/2014 2:33:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, but I can’t imagine what else gets you fired at a sinkhole like the Old Gray Slut.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 2:34:08 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Beave Meister
Abramson’s departure...had nothing to do with the quality of the paper’s journalism during her tenure

What quality?

7 posted on 05/14/2014 2:36:56 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: Beave Meister

One Leftist partisan martinet will be replaced with another one...

And they will continue to sink, only being propped up by Carlos Slim’s money as long as they parrot his line


8 posted on 05/14/2014 2:38:33 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: Beave Meister
Sounds like a War on Women® to me.
9 posted on 05/14/2014 2:39:07 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Michael.SF.
What quality?

Well, bird owners find that the NYTs doesn't hold as much bird poop since the pages are already filled with bullsh!t

10 posted on 05/14/2014 2:39:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Beave Meister

Why would ANY leftist ideologue get fired from the Slimes? ALWAYS follow the money.


11 posted on 05/14/2014 2:39:53 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Beave Meister
From Politico's earlier article, Turbulence at the Times:

“Every editor has a story about how she’s blown up in a meeting,” one reporter said. “Jill can be impossible,” said another staffer. Just a year and a half into her tenure as executive editor, Abramson is already on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom. Staffers commend her skills and her experience but question whether she has the temperament to lead the paper. At times, they say, her attitude toward editors and reporters leaves everyone feeling demoralized; on other occasions, she can seem disengaged or uncaring. She was in over her head, and so was the entire institution of the NYT and possibly the institution of newspapers in general.

12 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:38 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Beave Meister
"I got to work with the best journalists in the world doing so much stand-up journalism.”

I didn't bother reading any further.
13 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:50 PM PDT by stirrinthepuddin
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To: Beave Meister

Cry me up a storm!


14 posted on 05/14/2014 2:42:09 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Beave Meister

Though I have no idea why she was sh#t canned.....I would bet lots of money the trail leads back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave....


15 posted on 05/14/2014 2:43:05 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Still Thinking

She exhibited an original thought?


16 posted on 05/14/2014 2:43:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Beave Meister
The faggot running the NYT had a hissy fit and decided it was time to fire the woman and appoint a black guy to the Chief Propagandist chair.

This is the guy who spiked the NSA story.

17 posted on 05/14/2014 2:48:19 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Beave Meister

Hhmmm...War on Women eh NYT?


18 posted on 05/14/2014 2:48:28 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Beave Meister
At last the relentless conservative tilt to the NY Times will be offset by a liberal voice!



I hope I don't need a sarcasm tag on that.

19 posted on 05/14/2014 2:53:04 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Beave Meister

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Jill Abramson succeeded Keller as executive editor in July 2011, in the midst of the Obama era. She tells Takeaway host John Hockenberry that the White House’s relationship with the press has only deteriorated.

“The Obama years are a benchmark for a new level of secrecy and control,” says Abramson. “It’s created quite a challenging atmosphere for The New York Times, and for some of the best reporters in my newsroom who cover national security issues in Washington.”

Abramson says that the administration’s criminal leak investigations have presented large obstacles to news coverage.

“There have been seven of them, and one of them right now threatens my colleague James Risen who has been subpoenaed in one of these cases,” she says. “Collectively, they have really, I think, put a chill on reporting about national security issues in Washington.”

Those that are covering national security, according to Abramson, say that is has never been more difficult to get information.

“Sources who want to come forward with important stories that they feel the public needs to know are just scared to death that they’re going to be prosecuted,” she says. “Reporters fear that they will find themselves subpoenaed in this atmosphere.”

Abramson says that the Obama Administration uses legal loopholes to make things difficult for journalists and media organizations. She says, for example, that the Obama Justice Department pursues cases against reporters under an obscure provision of the 1917 Espionage Act.

“I think, in a back door way using an obscure provision of an old law, they are tip-toeing close to things that, here in the United States, we’ve never had,” says Abramson.

In addition to shutting out reporters, Abramson says that photographers also have less access.

“Instead, [there’s] a preference to have journalists rely on photography handouts from the White House,” she says. “I’m not knocking the White House photographers—they’re great—but you don’t want one source for all information and all imagery about the president.”

While Abramson says that the White House hasn’t completely shut out the U.S. press corps, even routine media coverage has become difficult to obtain.

“The amount of friction and confrontation involved in just going about what I see as perfectly normal coverage, that in the past wouldn’t have even provoked a discussion, becomes a protracted and somewhat exhausting process,” she says.

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/new-level-secrecy-and-control-nytimes-chief-jill-abramson-obama-white-house/


20 posted on 05/14/2014 2:55:14 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Beave Meister
I got to work with the best journalists in the world

I would fire her for that statement alone.

21 posted on 05/14/2014 2:56:21 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: GeronL

Gasp! [bows head in communal shame]


22 posted on 05/14/2014 2:57:52 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

“What she do? Tell the truth?”

If she did it was probably the first time in her life she has done so.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 3:00:59 PM PDT by detective
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To: stirrinthepuddin
stand-up journalism

Is that similar to stand-up comedy?

24 posted on 05/14/2014 3:05:10 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in compariso)
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To: Michael.SF.
President Obama said today, "Boko Haram? It's more like Boko Harumph, if you ask me! But I gotta tell you..."

"President Goodluck Jonathan? He never got a dinner... Good luck with THAT!"

-PJ

25 posted on 05/14/2014 3:09:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Linda Frances

Exactly why she was “fired” she dared to criticize the One’s Administration. I wondered how long she would last after that writing.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 3:33:28 PM PDT by Engedi
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To: Still Thinking
What she do? Tell the truth?

Looks like it. See post #20.

27 posted on 05/14/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Beave Meister

The New York Times continues its relentless march into the dustbin of history. Onward!


28 posted on 05/14/2014 4:00:09 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Still Thinking

No...she scared the hired help with that mugly.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 4:07:51 PM PDT by gr8eman (There's no "R" in Warshington!)
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To: Beave Meister

Who cares?


30 posted on 05/14/2014 4:18:45 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Nifster

The real reason is she doesn’t know how to swim


31 posted on 05/14/2014 4:20:47 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44

The real reason is she asked for equal pay....libs don’t do that just check O’s WH staff


32 posted on 05/14/2014 4:39:00 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Michael.SF.
What quality?

That bottom of the litter box smell. That quality.

33 posted on 05/14/2014 4:41:49 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Paladin2

Maybe she will get a job in the White House.


34 posted on 05/14/2014 4:47:58 PM PDT by mfish13 (Elections have Consequences.)
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To: Beave Meister
Separated at birth from Bethenny Frankel?


35 posted on 05/14/2014 4:56:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: kristinn

ping


36 posted on 05/14/2014 4:57:22 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: gr8eman

Oh, you’re not kidding! I went and looked at a picture on Google images so I’d know who we’re talking about, and now I have to Clorox my eyes. Sheesh!


37 posted on 05/14/2014 5:02:35 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Beave Meister

Didn’t she co-author a book back in the 90s praising Anita Hill? I don’t recall who the other author was.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 7:37:16 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Veto!
" She was in over her head, and so was the entire institution of the NYT and possibly the institution of newspapers in general. "

That is what happens when you cease reporting the news and get into propaganda in support of a political agenda.

39 posted on 05/15/2014 5:18:55 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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