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Kate McKinnon's Ex-Girlfriend Quits NYTimes, Citing 'Hostile Work Environment'

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 14, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | July 14, 2020 |


We all experimented a little college. Some of us with drugs, some of us with same-sex partners, and some of us with Bari Weiss. Not even Kate McKinnon is perfect. Alas, McKinnon’s ex has quit her job at The New York Times, a job in which she was afforded a very handsome salary to write, like, 1,000 words twice a month. Weiss cites several reasons for her decision to “self expel,” but chiefly she blames the NYTimes for too often allowing Twitter to dictate its editorial direction (not inaccurate) and for failing to protect her from “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.

Weird. Sounds like Weiss has mistaken being disliked for bullying. Ironically, when a bully like Bari Weiss is doing the bullying, it’s called “freedom of speech.” She calls it “unlawful discrimination, hostile work environment, and constructive discharge.”

I am not actually that familiar with Weiss’ op-eds. Like Bret Stephens’ columns, the only ones I ever read are the ones that trend on Twitter, and only then, because I want to see why they are being dragged. From what I have read of her work, she mostly complains about being attacked by the “online mob.” Like most conservative writers in positions of status and power, she is constantly aggrieved. She will not be missed, mostly because she will almost certainly be employed at conservative outlet within minutes, perhaps along with Andrew Sullivan.

The logical conclusion of the Trump presidency is finally coming to fruition. All of these jackasses who were afforded a mainstream platform by virtue of Trump’s electoral college win are finally being cast back into the conservative circles from whence they came. Twitter, by the way, has thoughts:

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