Why did a column from Bret Stephens get spiked by the New York Times’ publisher? Did it disclose A.G. Sulzberger’s bank account numbers? The exact parameters of the paper’s typeface? Or perhaps reveal the Secret Hidden “Paper of Record” Code of Wokeness?
In a way, yes on the latter. The New York Post got a leaked copy of the center-right columnist’s essay and published it last night. The most stunning revelation from Stephens’ work is … the utter lack of intestinal fortitude in the NYT’s upper management. The Gray Lady is apparently so fragile that it couldn’t even handle the publication of Stephens’ academic and erudite criticism of the paper’s cave to its activist workforce. His work is stunning not because it is caustic, but because Stephens chose to remain this measured. And the paper still didn’t publish the column.
This is literally the worst criticism of the NYT in the entire piece: