CHECKING WITH CHUCK: NYT Staffer Wanted Schumer Signoff Before Running Tim Scott Op-Ed

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.12.22

In case you need a reminder of how biased the media is…

According to former New York Times reporter Bari Weiss, in 2020, one NYT staffer sought the approval of then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) before publishing an op-ed by Senator Tim Scot (R-SC).

From Fox News:

Weiss recounted the story of blatant media bias during the latest episode of her podcast, “Honestly with Bari Weiss,” on Wednesday, with Scott as her featured guest.

The audio snippet, flagged by Mediaite on Thursday, featured Weiss describing the account to the South Carolina senator, who had been unaware of the incident.

Weiss, who made headlines in 2020 for leaving the New York Times due to what she called an “illiberal environment,” recalled the debate between newsroom staffers over publishing a story on Scott’s 2020 legislation, the Justice Act.

“I wanna tell you a little story that I’m not sure if you know,” Weiss said to Scott, alerting him to the incident in 2020. “And this is the part I’m not sure if you know. There was a discussion about the piece and whether or not we should run it. And one colleague, a more senior colleague, said to a more junior colleague who was pushing for the piece, ‘Do you think the Republicans really care about minority rights?'”

“Wow,” Scott replied.

Weiss’ continues. “And the more junior colleagues said, ‘I think Tim Scott cares about minority rights.’ And then, and here’s the pretty shocking part. The more senior colleague said, ‘Let’s check with Senator Schumer before we run it,’” the journalist recalled, providing the kicker the story.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) shared the story saying, if true, the entire NYT editorial board should resign.

“If this is true, the entire NYT editorial board should resign. Because the NYT doesn’t give a damn about journalistic integrity—because they embrace their role as Dem propagandists—I expect them to do nothing. And, sadly, the corporate media will ignore.”

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