Bari Weiss Exits New York Times Over 'Bullying' From Far Left and Cancel Culture

Video killed the radio star.

Netflix killed Blockbuster. 

Now, intolerance and far-left ideals seem to be killing the free exchange of ideas. 

The latest victim is New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, who announced her resignation from the newspaper in a lengthy note that didn’t leave us guessing the reason for her decision. 

Weiss cited bullying by her colleagues, some of whom allegedly referred to her “a Nazi and a racist” for choosing to take a more centrist position on current social issues.

Worse, she no longer feels as if the newspaper still believes in ideological diversity or the free exchange of ideas from across the political spectrum.

“Perhaps it is because they know that, nowadays, standing up fo principle at the paper does not win plaudits,” she wrote. “It puts a target on your back.”

Twitter As Editor

According to Fox News, Weiss was stripped of her role as editor, and was not thrilled about practically being replaced by the Twitter mob.

“Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times, but Twitter has become its ultimate editor. 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 conclusion.”


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Weiss deplored that she could no longer perform the duties the paper hired her for in 2016. 

“I was hired with the goal of bringing in voices that would not otherwise appear in your pages: first-time writers, centrists, conservatives, and others who would not naturally think of The Times as their home,” she narrated.

Clearly, Weiss could not have anticipated the discrimination and ‘hostile work environment’ she would end up receiving from no less than her own colleagues just because of where she stood in the political spectrum.

“Other NYT employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action,” she lamented. “They never are.”

Still Optimistic

Despite her harrowing experience, the columnist believes all hope is not lost for journalism in America. As the Washington Post pointed out, she actually closed her letter on an optimistic note, urging young writers to speak their mind.

“Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital, and debate that is sincere.”

Using words that could be construed as both encouraging (for budding journalists) and threatening (for those who run America’s paper of choice), Weiss assured everyone that she will remain a dedicated reader of The New York Times even after her resignation takes effect.

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