• Sarah Jeong, a “New York Times” editorial board member, said on Friday that the paper “does pay attention to subscriber cancellations, and they can back up dissenting views inside the paper.”
  • Jeong tweeted: “NYT does pay attention to subscriber cancellations. It’s one of the metrics for ‘outrage’ that they take to distinguish between ‘real’ outrage and superficial outrage. What subscribers say can back up dissenting views inside the paper about what it should do and be.”
  • Jeong continued: “I’ve eschewed children and a mortgage exactly so I can have the freedom to follow my conscience. I will not dissuade anyone else from following their conscience as well.”
  • Some “New York Times subscribers voiced their plans to cancel their subscriptions this week in protest of the newspaper’s attempts to find out the identity of the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower.”
  • NYT went too far to some people “after the newspaper reported that the whistleblower is said to be a CIA officer who was assigned to work at the White House.”
  • Some subscribers even “called on Executive Editor Dean Baquet to resign, and threatened to cancel their subscriptions if he did not.”
  • This outrage “led to the hashtag #CancelNYT trending on Twitter this week.”
  • Bishop Talbert Swan tweeted: “Y’all really doxxed the whistleblower? If anything happens to him/her, it’s on you, #CancelNYT”
  • Fernand R. Amandi tweeted: “Did the @nytimes really just dox the whistleblower who courageously risked life & career to reveal what they learned to the American people? If so, it pains to say it’s time to #CancelNYT & Executive Editor Dean Baquet. A shameful, unforgivable, tarnishing error in judgment.”

Reference Links

  • Mediaite: NY Times Ed. Board Member, As #CancelNYT Trends: Subscriber Cancellations ‘Can Back Up Dissenting Views Inside Paper’ READ
  • Fox: Calls to cancel New York Times subscriptions emerge over report identifying Trump whistleblower READ
  • Splinter: People Are Cancelling the New York Times Again for Reporting on the Whistleblower’s Identity READ
  • Newsweek: #CANCELNYT TRENDS AS AMERICANS SLAM THE NEW YORK TIMES FOR OUTING TRUMP WHISTLEBLOWER AS CIA OFFICER READ

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