Bari Weiss

‘Should this be disqualifying?’ NYT writer faces harsh backlash for Kavanaugh comments

A New York Times opinion writer was harshly criticized after questioning whether Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be disqualified from the Supreme Court for something he may have done as a teenager during an MSNBC appearance.<p>The writer, Bari Weiss, said she believed accuser Christine Blasey Ford was …

Conservative View

Will Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing change any minds?

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s public hearing regarding new allegations of sexual assault from when he was in high school is scheduled for …

Brett Kavanaugh

Of course sexual assault and attempted rape should disqualify a Supreme Court nominee

In the days and weeks to come, the question of whether a drunken, teenage Brett Kavanaugh did or didn’t sexually assault Christine Blasey Ford is one that many members of Congress and the media will do their best to parse.<p>For others in the political world and the punditocracy, however, “did he or …

Brett Kavanaugh

Should Attempted Rape Disqualify You From The Supreme Court?

Yes. Next question.<p>On Tuesday, in a strange interview with MSNBC, <i>The New York Times</i> opinion editor Bari Weiss brought up a line of rhetorical questioning surrounding the attempted rape allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.<p>"What about the deeper, moral, cultural, like, the …

U.S. Supreme Court

NY Times' Bari Weiss: "Other than this instance, Brett Kavanaugh has a reputation as being a prince of a man"

BARI WEISS (<i>THE NEW YORK TIMES</i> OPINION EDITOR): I believe that she's completely sincere in what she believes happened. And maybe it did happen …

Liberal View

One GOP donor giving money to Dems this year

Billionaire investor Seth Klarman, a reliable center-right giver is now giving some $20 million to Democrats running for office this year. The New …

Bari Weiss

Joyce Maynard, J.D. Salinger's Teen Lover, Speaks Out on Being Labeled a 'Predator'

Joyce Maynard pens NY Times essay about her relationship with the author and subsequent backlash<p>Joyce Maynard, who was famously in a relationship …

Me Too movement

GOP Candidate Slammed for Saying Florida Shouldn’t ‘Monkey This Up’ by Electing First Black Governor

Reaction to Ron DeSantis comment on Fox News was swift and fierce<p>Florida’s Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis opened up his first full day …

Florida

Ex-MSNBC Contributor Kurt Eichenwald Calls for Twitter Boycott

Journalist who was sent into epileptic seizure by a troll’s tweet warns that platform could go the way of MySpace if it isn’t reined in<p>Former MSNBC …

Internet

McClatchy Newspapers Lay Off Nearly 4 Percent of Staff

“While these actions are necessary to protect and further our future, they are painful and difficult decisions,” says McClatchy CEO Craig Forman<p>The …

Journalism

Ann Coulter Says Alec Baldwin Would Be Tough 2020 Challenge to Trump

“You need someone with shocking charisma to go up against Trump — I think he has it,” she tells TheWrap<p>Ann Coulter offered Democrats a surprising …

Aziz Ansari

Apple Project Based on New York Times Climate Change 'Losing Earth'

Nathaniel Rich’s story details the group of American scientists, activists and politicians who tried to stop climate change between 1979 and …

Aziz Ansari

Fox Business Plugs Company Making ‘Bulletproof Backpacks and Clothing’

“It’s incredible that it’s come to this” says Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo<p>Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo plugged a company on her show that …

Aziz Ansari

LA Times Poaches NYT Veteran Editor Sewell Chan

Chan, who spent 14 years at the New York Times in a variety of roles, has been named a deputy managing editor of the LA Times<p>Longtime New York Times …

Aziz Ansari

Twitter Verifies Sarah Jeong After Outrage Over Old Tweets

Jeong came under fire earlier this month for a series of tweets disparaging white people that critics said were racist<p>Twitter put their thumb on the …

Sarah Jeong

Netflix says its CFO David Wells, who led the service's international expansion to 190 countries, is leaving the company after 14 years (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety: <b><br>Netflix says its CFO David Wells, who led the service's international expansion to 190 countries, is leaving the company</b> …

Alex Jones

HBO says 57% of its show directors are women or men of color or white women, up from 23% in 2014-2015 season; six of 11 of 2018 pilots were directed by women (Maureen Ryan/Hollywood Reporter)

Maureen Ryan / Hollywood Reporter: <b><br>HBO says 57% of its show directors are women or men of color or white women, up from 23% in 2014-2015 season; six</b> …

Media Industry

As the New York Times sends Bari Weiss to Australia, a look at the country's reactionary media discourse and at the paper's approach to expanding there

1:55 PM ET, August 12, 2018<p><b>Boston Globe is organizing a nationwide response on Aug. 16 to denounce Trump's attacks against media, says 70 outlets</b> …

Donald Trump

Social media pressure is here to stay as a tactic against advertisers and platforms that support shows like Infowars, because it works, as Sleeping Giants shows (Margaret Sullivan/Washington Post)

Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post: <b><br>Social media pressure is here to stay as a tactic against advertisers and platforms that support shows like</b> …

Social Media

We should be wary of celebrating any case of censorship, especially by opaque companies, because practices that marginalize the right will cut both ways

9:30 PM ET, August 12, 2018<p><b>Boston Globe is organizing a nationwide response on Aug. 16 to denounce Trump's attacks against media, says 70 outlets</b> …

Media Industry

Boston Globe is organizing a nationwide response on Aug. 16 to denounce Trump's attacks against media, says 70 outlets agreed to publish editorials as of Friday (Bob Salsberg/BostonGlobe.com)

Bob Salsberg / BostonGlobe.com: <b><br>Boston Globe is organizing a nationwide response on Aug. 16 to denounce Trump's attacks against media, says 70 outlets</b> …

Journalism

Military Veterans' News Site's Top Editor Quits, Says He Faced Pressure

“As an editor, I was facing intense pressure,” Adam Weinstein tells TheWrap<p>Military-focused publication Task & Purpose is facing what one insider has …

Veterans

Is the New York Times Banishing Bari Weiss to Australia??

The New York Times announced today it will expand its “coverage and audience-engagement initiative in Australia,” sending several staffers to the …

Liberal View

New York Times expands Australian bureau with ‘residency program’

Jamie Tarabay will be joining the Times' Australian office as correspondent, while controversial opinion writer Bari Weiss gets a 'residency'. The …

Middle East

'The New York Times' Expands Australia Bureau

This week, <i>The New York Times</i> announced the expansion of its Australia bureau, adding veteran journalist Jamie Tarabay and the introduction of a …

Bashar al-Assad

IRONY: Social Media Mob Comes For Sarah Jeong, Who Cheered Social Media Mobbing Of Others

I’ve already argued today that Sarah Jeong, the new <i>New York Times</i> editorial board member, shouldn’t be fired for her old racist tweets, since social …

Social Media

Meet Bari Weiss, the Conservative New York Times Columnist Who Is Pro-Choice: Podcast

By the time she arrived last year at <i>The New York Times</i> to help write and edit its Opinion section, 34-year-old Bari Weiss had already done stints at …

Pro-choice

WATCH: Bari Weiss on the New Seven Words You're Not Allowed to Say

In 1972, comedian George Carlin was arrested after performing in Milwaukee’s Summerfest. He was charged with disturbing the peace, largely because of …

Jewish Culture

The Nation Apologizes for Publishing 'Ableist' Poem

“We recognize that we must now earn your trust back,” write The Nation poetry editors Stephanie Burt and Carmen Giménez Smith<p>The Nation offered a …

Aziz Ansari

Bari Weiss: Identity politics is a refutation of the American ethos

NY Times writer Bari Weiss has become one of the left’s prime targets on Twitter for her columns which often call into question the conventional …

Conservative View