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Bari Weiss to Bill Maher: New York Times Is Shutting Out Half of the Country Now

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On the July 31 Real Time with Bill Maher, former New York Times op-ed editor Bari Weiss described her fear of how our nation’s so-called paper of record has now seemingly banned the opinions of half of America from its editorial pages.

Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) read from her resignation letter at a House hearing with Big Tech bosses: ‘Everyone lives in fear of the digital thunderdome.

” Maher also asked “Bari, you also said Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times but Twitter has become its ultimate editor, what do you mean by that?’ .

BARI WEISS: I’m gratified that the heads of those Big Tech companies agree with me, but I think they need to look inside their own houses.

The fact is that the reason that The New York Times and all of these other newspapers around the world have been decimated is because of the products that they sit on top of.

The reason that Twitter is the assigning editor of The New York Times is because the printing press isn’t the printing press anymore.

What I meant in that letter when I wrote that Twitter is the assigning editor, what I mean by that is in order to do our job well, writers and editors need to have a level of bravery and thick skin and fearlessness.

And when you are living in fear of an online mob, all it takes is a dozen people to repeat a lie about you that you’re a racist, that you’re a transphobe, that you’re a bigot for that lie to become true and that’s extremely dangerous.

Weiss said mere criticism is ‘kosher,’ it’s the word that journalists do.

It is about taking away their job,’ Weiss told Maher.