We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
She's better off. Now she will be able to freely pursue a more palatable venue, as Matt Taibbi did when he left the uber-woke Rolling Stone. I wonder if Jonathan Turley is thinking hard, although writing for him is a sideline.
When it gets as bad as it is now, the institutions no longer offer anything attractive to the development of its members. Membership becomes a protective cocoon for those who can't otherwise compete, and the atmosphere within becomes toxic for those normal people who can, and want to.
In other words, it's like zebra camouflage: Useless at hiding an individual zebra on the African veldt, but invaluable for hiding indistinguishably within the herd.
Good for her. Bad for the NYT, hence good for the rest of us, too.
Weiss leaves in the wake of what she recently described as a civil war at the Times between "(mostly young) wokes" and "(mostly 40+) liberals."
The 'civil war' on the Left is news to me.
My own forays into Wrongthink have made me the subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree with my views. They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I have learned to brush off comments about how I'm "writing about the Jews again." Several colleagues perceived to be friendly with me were badgered by coworkers. My work and my character are openly demeaned on company-wide Slack channels where masthead editors regularly weigh in. There, some coworkers insist I need to be rooted out if this company is to be a truly "inclusive" one, while others post ax emojis next to my name. Still other New York Times employees publicly smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with no fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action. They never are.
There are terms for all of this: unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge. I'm no legal expert. But I know that this is wrong.
Moreover, she writes as if this is a relatively new phenomenon, which it isn't. It may have intensified lately, and the tripwires of Thoughtcrime are more numerous. But there's nothing at all new about thought & opinion control at the Times -- or anywhere on the Left for that matter.