Do you remember when the New York Times was the most prestigious publication in America? When a positive story from the Times would jump-start similar stories across the nation? Today, pushing back against the cancel culture in their own midst, editors from the Wall Street Journal wanted everyone to know that, “We are not the New York Times.” How the times have changed. (Or, should I say, “How the Times has changed”?).
In response to a letter signed by 280 Wall Street Journal employees, the editors wrote, “It was probably inevitable that the wave of progressive cancel culture would arrive at the Journal, as it has at nearly every other cultural, business, academic and journalistic institution. But we are not the New York Times. Most Journal reporters attempt to cover the news fairly and down the middle, and our opinion pages offer an alternative to the uniform progressive views that dominate nearly all of today’s media.”