Sulzberger Preferred the Wrath of Women Than African Americans

Dean Baquet, who has replaced Jill Abramson as the executive editor at the NYT, told owner Arthur Sulzberger that Sulzberger had to choose between them.  If Sulzberger didn’t fire Abramson, Baquet, the first African American managing editor at the paper, would quit, claiming “humiliation” over the job offer to Janine Gibson, who was going to become co-managing editor for digital.

Sulzberger, knowing he had to face a firestorm over an African American or a woman, decided to fire the woman.  He may have rationalized his choice by telling himself that women aren’t really a “minority,” like African Americans.  But when it comes to getting jobs like executive editor of the Times, women sure as hell are a minority.

Getting a Little Deep

So Kerry Kennedy, one of Bobby’s kids, got in trouble for driving while under the influence of Ambien.  Most people resolve these things quietly with the authorities, but, no, Kennedy had to take it to trial.

In his closing argument, Kennedy’s lawyer amazingly asked these rhetorical questions of the jury:  “Is this an honest person?  Or is this someone who has led a life of lying and cheating?”

Kerry Kennedy used to be Kerry Kennedy Cuomo, the wife of current NY Gov Andrew Cuomo and the mother of his three children.  But she lost the “Cuomo” a decade ago when she had an affair with also-married Bruce Colley, polo-playing heir to a McDonald’s franchise fortune.

So her lawyer really shouldn’t bring up lying and cheating.