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Free Beacon Editor: Firing Showed 'Bad Management' at NY Times

Monday, 19 May 2014 04:43 PM

The New York Times showed "bad management'' when it axed Jill Abramson, the newspaper's first female executive editor, says Matthew Continetti, editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon.

"Fundamentally, this is just a bad management decision, one of many on the part of the head of The New York Times," Continetti told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"You see this again and again with liberals . . . [who] tend to exercise judgment very quickly upon others,'' he said Monday.

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Abramson was canned by publisher Arthur "Punch" Sulzberger for what he says was a faulty management style. Sulzberger denies sexism played a role in the termination.

"This is an institution . . . that has had some serious problems over the last decade. Let's remember, in 2003 they had to publish that massive correction because they had employed the fabulist in Jayson Blair who was simply making up stories that were being printed," Continetti said.

"And the editor who had hired him, Howell Raines, was someone who, again, was pushed out the door."

He said that when Sulzberger put Abramson in charge in 2011, "it was pronounced as oh, wow, what a shattering of the glass ceiling.

"And of course it ends in kind of this mutual recrimination, accusations of sexism, and from what I've heard in the past, there's something to what Sulzberger is saying about just a bad work environment that had been created there over the last two years.

"But of course, who's responsible for that? He is! He put Jill Abramson in the job.''


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