The New York Times Fires Jill Abramson, First-Ever Female General Editor

Well, that didn’t take long. The New York Times, often criticized (or lauded, as the case may be) for its liberal bias, has fired Jill Abramson, its first-ever female Executive Editor, after only three short years. And why did the New York Times fire her? Apparently, she was “pushy.” Whatever that means. I was under the impression that “pushiness” was a desirable trait in a newspaper man, er, woman. Apparently not in this case. The problem was that Abramson wasn’t just pushy about Read more […]