The opinion essay was published in the Opinion section of The Times, but staff from both the opinion and the newsroom – which operate separately from each other – publicly opposed it.
The Times reporters’ motorcade presented a tweet on a screen showing the title of the piece “Sending Troops” with its accompanying words: “Running this is endangering Black @ NYTimes employees.”
Among the journalists who did this were the writers of Jenna, Ratham, Tavi Prodiser Acner and chief editor of the newspaper, Kwame Obam. National Policy Reporter Esteed W. Herndon tweeted that he supported “his colleagues, especially black colleagues”.
But he said, “Times Opinion owes our readers to show them counter-arguments, especially those made by people in a position to put in place politics.”
“We understand that many readers see Senator Cotton’s argument as painful and even dangerous,” Bennett concluded. “We believe this is one of the reasons that require auditing and auditing.”
The editorial argued that “the application of local law in some cities is in urgent need of support” and that the army is “ready” to help.
The opinion suggested that the insurgency law be invoked, arguing that the deployment of the US military in American cities “does not amount to” martial law. “
Throughout the day, Thames employees publicly rebelled against the piece.
“I feel compelled to say that I do not agree with every word in Tom Cotton’s editorial and it does not reflect my values,” wrote Charlie Warzel, the opinion writer for The Times.
“Christ,” tech reporter Mike Isaac tweeted.
Technical correspondent Cecilia Kang replied, “Exactly.”
Stacy Cowley, a business reporter, tweeted that the piece “led to a lot” of discussion about Slack, an instant messaging app that companies use to allow their employees to communicate.
Davy Alba, a technical reporter, wrote on Twitter that Coton’s argument that Antifa members “infiltrate marches to exploit Floyd’s death for their messy purposes” had been exposed by the newspaper
“Our private newspaper has published this information as misleading,” Alba said in a tweet.
A spokesman for Cotton’s office declined to comment and referred CNN again to The Times.
It was published on Wednesday for “Cotton”, not the first time that the Times opinion section has drawn criticism.
Bennett’s tenure was marked by a series of fatal errors.
The vertical view faced last summer’s heat due to the behavior of columnist Brett Stevens.