“Wokeism” run amok: The New York Times’ own staff says it fears speaking freely

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(Natural News) The New York Times recently conducted an internal survey which found that nearly half of all employees feel muzzled in terms of speaking their minds due to an oppressive corporate culture of extreme political bias.

In response to the statement, “There is a free exchange of views in this company; people are not afraid to say what they really think,” a mere 51 percent of Times employees responded with a yes.

According to company comments obtained by the New York Post, this 51 percent figure is 10 percent lower than the desired “benchmark.” In other words, the Times only expects 61 percent of its employees to feel comfortable expressing their views and beliefs.

“Although the majority of us feel [sic] well-informed, many indicated that differing viewpoints aren’t sought or valued in our work,” reads a Times internal assessment of the data.

“Relatedly, we saw some negative responses on whether there’s a free exchange of views in the company, and scored below the benchmark on this question.”

The New York Times is more racist now than in 2019

Compared to 2019 when 84 percent of Times employees indicated that their leaders and colleagues are generally accepting of different races and ethnicities, the late 2020 figure dropped to just 74 percent.

This suggests that the Times is becoming increasingly more racist, presumably against people with light skin. We fully expected this after the Times hired on the openly racist Sarah Jeong to head up its editorial board.

“We saw steep declines in answers about leaders and colleagues accepting and embracing differences in race, gender, identity and religion,” a paper about the survey results reads.


Younger “woke” employees are destroying The New York Times

As you may have seen, the Times is currently embroiled in numerous scandals that would seem to accurately reflect these survey results. The far-left paper’s continued decline has perhaps never been as evident as it is now.

Veteran science reporter Donald McNeil, as one example, was fired by the Times for his use of a non-derogatory racial slur during a Times-sponsored trip with students. When in-house conservative columnist Bret Stephens published a piece criticizing McNeil’s dismissal, it was quickly spiked by publisher A.G. Sulzberger.

Back in June, Times op-ed editor James Bennet was coerced into resignation after the paper published a piece by Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, urging federal soldiers to be sent in to U.S. cities to quell Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) violence.

After the piece was published, dozens of Times employees apparently threw a fit, claiming that black staff members were “in danger.” Bari Weiss, another leading opinion staffer at the Times, left not long after Bennet did.

Former Times business reporter Alex Berenson told the Post that things have changed for the worse at his former employer ever since “younger reporters” were brought in to replace the older ones.

“There is a group of younger reporters and a fair number of tech people and people on the audio side who do not come out of the tradition of journalism at the Times,” Berenson is quoted as saying about the ruination of the Times.

“They see their role as to be more active,” he added. “There’s a lot of anguish among older people” about this younger, “woke” staff that is accelerating the Times‘ rapid decline into total irrelevance.

When the Post tried to reach out to the Times directly for comment, there was no response as of publishing time.

More related news about The New York Times and other dying legacy media outlets that have been destroyed by “progressive” cancel culture can be found at Collapse.news.

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