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On today's Guy Benson Show Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz" spoke about the scandals plaguing anti Trump group the Lincoln Project and the ongoing 'Civil war' roiling the New York Times.
Howard Kurtz's said,
"Well, there's a bit of a civil war and a generational war going on there, and it goes back to the firing of the editorial page editor for daring to run an online op ed by Tom Cotton in this latest incident with Don McNeil, who was the lead covid reporter of The New York Times. And a big deal there when he when it was reported that he had used this racial slur with a bunch of students and said other things that they found to be racially insensitive. Dean Baquet, the executive editor, first African-American editor of The New York Times, said, you know what, I was appalled by this. I'm going to give him a second chance. I don't think he intended to. And that's when you had the letter signed by 150 staffers. They were outraged. Suddenly, McNeil is resigning, obviously pushed out. And then, you know, Baquet got backlash from the other side. Well, why did you fire this guy? You know, it was he wasn't intending to be racist and he had to put out another statement saying, I made a mistake in the statement we put out. Intent does matter. And it just like your head is going around in circles and then more reporting has come about it."