New York Times staff members have criticized the paper for publishing an opinion piece by Republican Senator Tom Cotton that called on US President Donald Trump to “send in the troops” to “restore order” and put down ongoing nationwide protests.
The nation must restore order. The military stands ready. https://t.co/SW68y6wvds— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) June 3, 2020
I’ll probably get in trouble for this, but to not say something would be immoral. As a black woman, as a journalist, as an American, I am deeply ashamed that we ran this. https://t.co/lU1KmhH2zH— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 4, 2020
I want to explain why we published the piece today by Senator Tom Cotton. https://t.co/GvWwf7i0Wu— James Bennet (@JBennet) June 3, 2020