The New York Times goes insane in its 'edit' of the Ellen Pao Reddit resignation story.

(H/T: Instapundit) If you’ve ever wondered why the New York Times doesn’t have the same reputation that it used to, well, this is why.


That’s not an update. That’s not even a revision. That is a story that has been scooped out of its URL and had a new one plopped in. One in which Ellen Pao stops being a contentious CEO who was eventually forced out over one too many disputes with Reddit’s core identity, and instead becomes a feminist martyr to corporate misogyny. I do not understand why Mike Isaac agreed to keep his name on the byline alongside of the addition of David Streitfeld’s: oh, wait, I do: it’s a tough job market out there.

Still. This isn’t your father’s New York Times. It’s certainly not objective journalism.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

PS: I don’t use Reddit and I have no idea whether Ellen Pao is or is not as awful as they say.  Or indeed whether she is awful at all. But the language used by her defenders is wearily familiar.

PPS: There is just enough common material to both to indicate that the original story was dismembered to put the later ‘version’ in its place.


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