After running about 10,000 articles about a gender wage gap and the War on Women, the New York Times fired its female executive editor after she reportedly demanded a pay hike in line with her male predecessor.
And suddenly the New York Times’ publisher began sounding like a Republican.
We are very proud of our record of gender equality at The New York Times. Many of our key leaders – both in the newsroom and on the business side – are women. So too are many of our rising stars. They do not look for special treatment, but expect to be treated with the same respect as their male colleagues. For that reason they want to be judged fairly and objectively on their performance. That is what happened in the case of Jill.
Equality is at the core of our beliefs at The Times. It will always be.
Sure. Until this blows over and there will be 50 more accusations about the War on Women.
But this is classic liberalism. Liberals don’t practice what they preach. They force other people to live in ways that they choose not to.
They make a show of ecological piety at the supermarket, but then live in mansions and fly around the world.
They make a show of diversity and then fill their newsrooms with more white people.
They denounce everyone else for sins of racism, sexism, homophobia and all the rest… and then practice them.
A liberal isn’t just a totalitarian. Like most totalitarians, he’s also a hypocrite who wants power to avoid the very mandates he imposes on others.