Fox Media Panelist Anticipates Legal Trouble for NYT Over Abused Editor

Nicholas Fondacaro | July 19, 2020
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In a truly scathing public resignation letter posted Tuesday, former New York Times editor Bari Weiss laid bare the “unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge” she was subjected to at the so-called “paper of record” because of her moderate opinion. Well, on Sunday’s MediaBuzz, Fox News contributor and Town Hall editor Guys Benson suspected the language she used there meant that she had the requisite receipts needed to bring serious legal litigation against the paper.

Leading into the segment, Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz quickly highlighted some of the major accusations Weiss leveled against the paper, including her hint at experiences the paper’s infamous anti-Semitism (click “expand”):

Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, stunned the media word with a scathing resignation letter, accusing the paper of self-censorship and a “new McCarthyism,” telling publisher A.G. Sulzberger he’s allowed a “hostile environment,” in which she’s been constantly bullied by her colleagues. “They have called me a Nazi and a racist; I learned to brush off comments about how I’m writing about the Jews again.’ Still, other New York Times employees publically smear me as a liar and a bigot on Twitter with now fear that harassing me will be met with appropriate action.”

“It was an absolutely devastating resignation letter,” Benson praised following a clip of Weiss denouncing cancel culture.

He then pointed out how legal action could be forthcoming. “It sounds like she has the receipts, so-to-speak, in terms of Slack conversations inside the Times newsroom, and there was more than a slight hint there might some sort be legal action coming the Times' way, based on the way she was treated. She talked about a hostile work environment,” he explained.