They’re saying the quiet part out loud.
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.
That was Bari Weiss describing the atmosphere that forced her out. James Bennett’s firing led to him being replaced by Charlotte Greensit from the violently anti-semitic and pro-terrorist site, The Intercept. Peter Beinart suddenly began showing up regularly and now the advocate for destroying Israel is fully on board.
Peter Beinart, who in July published an op-ed in The New York Times renouncing Zionism and calling for the elimination of the Jewish state of Israel, has joined the paper’s opinion section “as a contributing opinion writer,” Beinart announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
Of course he has. Beinart has no particular convictions, but he’s pretty good at realizing that he needs to go more leftward to get paid. And he’s getting paid.
By you know who..
The biographical information line on Beinart’s first column as a “contributing opinion writer” offered new details about how his work is funded. It describes him as “a fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.”
The Foundation’s latest tax filing, dated July 2019, discloses that Beinart was paid $110,000 for “consulting.” The Foundation also lists a $135,000 contribution from the Alexander Soros Foundation. Beinart has described Alex Soros, a son of the financier George Soros, as “a friend who has donated to think tanks to support my work.”
The Foundation for Middle East Peace is an anti-Israel group with the sort of agenda that gets a talented writer forced out and a hack coming in to replace her.
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