NYT Staffers Rebel Over Decision To Run Cotton Op-Ed

The Washington Post reports:

Staffers at the New York Times are publicly rebuking their own newspaper for publishing an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), which called for military intervention into American cities where protests over George Floyd’s death have led to further unrest.

The backlash, which spilled out on Twitter, came from dozens across the organization and included opinion writers, reporters, editors and magazine staffers.

Several tweeted the same message — “Running this puts Black @nytimes staffers in danger” — with a screenshot of the editorial’s headline: “Tom Cotton: Send In The Troops.” In his op-ed, Cotton defended the invocation of the Insurrection Act.