Former New York Times reporter Bari Weiss has blown the whistle about the newspaper’s behind-the-scenes ties to the Democratic Party.
According to Weiss, the left-wing outlet would “check” with high-level Democrats before running potentially damaging stories.
She has spoken out to reveal an internal battle at the paper over an opinion piece submitted by GOP Senator Tim Scott (R-SC).
Scott wrote an op-ed about a police reform bill he was working on, the Justice Act.
However, Weiss claims that the Times ran Scott’s article by Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) before publishing it.
In a conversation with Scott, Weiss told him what actually happened with his piece after he submitted it to the New York Times.
“I wanna tell you a little story that I’m not sure if you know,” Weiss told Scott.
“Well, here’s what happened,” she continued.
“I was at the New York Times and you or your staff sent in an op-ed about the bill and why it fell apart.
“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 said.
“And the more junior colleagues said, ‘I think Tim Scott cares about minority rights.’
“And then, and here’s the pretty shocking part,” Weiss said
“The more senior colleague said, ‘Let’s check with Senator Schumer before we run it.’
“Are you surprised to hear that? more