Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sexist New York Times fires editor for being "pushy"

As Stefon would say, this story has everything.  Today, the indefatigable water-carrier for all things liberal, the parrot of all White House press releases, the breathless provocateur for the "War on Women", fired their first female executive editor.  The New Yorker explains:
Several weeks ago, I’m told, Abramson discovered that her pay and her pension benefits as both executive editor and, before that, as managing editor were considerably less than the pay and pension benefits of Bill Keller, the male editor whom she replaced in both jobs. “She confronted the top brass,” one close associate said, and this may have fed into the management’s narrative that she was “pushy,” a characterization that, for many, has an inescapably gendered aspect
A pushy and "brusque" woman, unequal pay for equal work, and an ignominious firing from the Old Gray Lady.  My C-cup runneth over with hypocrisy.

Extra - Jim Geraghty: "Good news: the Times can re-use a past headline."

More - Ace: "#CanBossy."

And this - Althouse: "The NYT has been hot on the "equal pay" story for years. Let it be judged by the standards it has pushed — pushily — all these years."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is what all publicly traded companies do when confronted with a inquiry into discriminatory pay - they add "wrongful termination" to the mix. Because Title VII is really more of a guideline than a law.