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Old 05-14-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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Jill Abramson leaving New York Times - POLITICO.com

TLDR: No specific reason, but sources indicate she was perceived as "condescending and combative" and may have asked for equal pay among her male colleagues.

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Abramson also suffered from perceptions among staff that she was condescending and combative. Sources at the Times told POLITICO last year that Abramson had become a source of widespread frustration and anxiety within the newsroom, and described her as stubborn and condescending. Such sentiments were widely criticized as sexist.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Jill Abramson leaving New York Times - POLITICO.com

TLDR: No specific reason, but sources indicate she was perceived as "condescending and combative" and may have asked for equal pay among her male colleagues.


On the other hand, maybe she was combative and condescending.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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She also complained for better pay equal to her male colleagues. If that's true, that would be pretty ironic at best for a liberal paper like the NYT to fire her.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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I love this story. The New Yorker has a good piece on it too - Why Jill Abramson Was Fired : The New Yorker
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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who cares. Who reads the NYT nowadays? The paper isn't even a shadow of what it once was.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:36 PM
 
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She's been around for a long time; I remember her writing with Jane Mayer at the WSJ in the 1990's. Here's another link w/ a good anecdote about her:
Tattooed, puppy-stealing badass editor Jill Abramson out at the New York Times - Vox

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we [Jill and Jane] had rescued Jane's lovable yellow Lab, Peaches, from the clutches of a very bad boyfriend... Jane enlisted my help in a plot to kidnap Peaches. That afternoon, while the boyfriend was still at work, we pulled up to his house in my creaky green minivan. Jane was so tiny that she had no trouble sneaking into the house through the dog door. In a flash, she emerged through the front door with Peaches...I stepped on the gas and we sped away.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:13 AM
 
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She also complained for better pay equal to her male colleagues. If that's true, that would be pretty ironic at best for a liberal paper like the NYT to fire her.
It wouldn't be ironic. It would simply be in line with the others who demand that we do as they say, not as they do.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/us...tiny.html?_r=0

But in a rare glimpse into the truth we have Carney stating......

"And when it comes to the bottom line that women who do the same work as men have to be paid the same, there is no question that that is happening here at the White House at every level."

Inside Politics: Equal Pay gap reaches White House – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs

Those living outside of these glass houses have been paying women the same for equal work to their male counterparts despite the rhetoric out of the White House.

Obama’s 77-Cent Exaggeration

Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis surveyed economic literature and concluded that “research suggests that the actual gender wage gap (when female workers are compared with male workers who have similar characteristics) is much lower than the raw wage gap.” They cited one survey, prepared for the Labor Department, which concluded that when such differences are accounted for, much of the hourly wage gap dwindled, to about 5 cents on the dollar.

Fact checking the 2013 State of the Union speech - The Washington Post

Now if we could get institutions like the NYTimes and the White House to live up to their rhetoric it might be within the margin of error at zero.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:07 AM
 
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Default The Liberal New York Times Fires Jill Abramson After Asking For Equal Pay

Liberals=Hypocrites=Phonies

Why Jill Abramson Was Fired : The New Yorker
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:11 AM
 
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Yep. Gotta be PC and move the AA up front.
Regardless of ability.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:12 AM
 
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Do you never bother to even take a glance to see what threads already exist?

//www.city-data.com/forum/polit...ork-times.html
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