Journalist Bari Weiss, a Jewish liberal who was basically forced out of the New York Times, was a big anti-Trumper.
Weiss left the Times in July of 2020 after she had enough of her woke co-workers.
“Showing up for work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery,” Weiss wrote in her resignation letter.
“The civil war inside The New York Times between the (mostly young) wokes [and] the (mostly 40+) liberals is the same one raging inside other publications and companies across the country,” Weiss said.
“The paper of record is, more and more, the record of those living in a distant galaxy, one whose concerns are profoundly removed from the lives of most people,” she added. Stating the she was bullied and mocked by her coworkers.
Since the October 7 attack, Weiss has been shaken by those on the left who are supporting Hamas and recently wrote that, looking back former President Trump was right.
“As a Democrat who has been left homeless, who is now definitely in the center but probably leaning increasingly right, I am left yet again with an appreciation, despite the messenger, of the message of the Trump administration because what those guys did was pretty incredible in hindsight,” she wrote.
Perhaps the next paragraph was the most powerful.
“So much of the work that happened in that [Trump] administration turns out to have been right. And that’s what is so frustrating for me. The work on the border wall? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. Turned out it was right. Issuing long-term debt to refinance when rates were at zero? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message. A structural peace in the Middle East? We didn’t like the messenger, so we killed the message,” Weiss said.
The former New York Times writer then said she reassessed your positions after BLM posted the paraglider logo on their social media account.
“The events of the last week have shattered the illusion that wokeness is about protecting victims and standing up for persecuted minorities. This ideology is and has always been about the one thing many of us have told you it is about for years: power,” she said.
Lastly, Weiss added, “after the last two weeks, there can be no doubt about how these people will use any power they seize: they will seek to destroy, in any way they can, those who disagree.”
Recently, Weiss’ office, were she runs an independent newspaper, was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti.
This was scrawled outside of our offices this week.
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) October 22, 2023
Journalist Bari Weiss, a Jewish liberal who quit the New York Times over its anti-Semitism, writes:
”As a Democrat who has been left homeless, who is now definitely in the center but probably leaning increasingly right, I am left yet again with an appreciation, despite the… pic.twitter.com/AuhPs87oyv
— American Woman (@AmericanFWoman) October 23, 2023