NYT columnist quits in disgust at what an organ of enforced orthodoxy paper’s editorial pages have become

NYT columnist quits in disgust at what an organ of enforced orthodoxy paper’s editorial pages have become

[Ed. – Another unhappy customer]

It is with sadness that I … am resigning from The New York Times.

I joined the paper with gratitude and optimism three years ago. …

But the lessons that ought to have followed the election — lessons about the importance of understanding other Americans, the necessity of resisting tribalism, and the centrality of the free exchange of ideas to a democratic society — have not been learned. Instead, a new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.

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