A pair of prominent writers announced they're leaving their prominent publications Tuesday. The resignations appear to be related to recent debates within the wider media landscape about the alleged stifling of public discourse.
Bari Weiss, a former op-ed staff editor and writer for The New York Times, resigned from the newspaper today, while prominent New York writer Andrew Sullivan announced this would be his last week at the magazine.
In a lengthy resignation letter addressed to Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, Weiss said she made her decision because she became the "subject of constant bullying by colleagues who disagree" with her "centrist" views and that "intellectual curiosity" has become a "liability" at the Times.
Sullivan, meanwhile, tweeted his news, noting that he has "no beef" with his colleagues, but hinted he's leaving over ideological differences and will explain more fully in his final New York column slated for Friday. Tim O'Donnell
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There is "irritation," then there is "being mad," followed by "fury" and "volcanic rage." And then, somewhere beyond even that, there is Terry Collins.
New audio has surfaced of a 2016 at-bat, in which New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is ejected by the home plate umpire, Adam Hamari, after throwing a fastball behind the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley in retaliation for Utley's slide in the 2015 NLDS that broke the leg of the Mets' Ruben Tejada. Things at first proceed in a calm and civilized way: Crew chief Tom Hallion races up to confirm Syndergaard's ejection, telling him, "You can't do that, you're done." Syndergaard and his teammates try to argue their point in their best inside voices — and then Collins arrives.
Collins ignores Hallion to shout an unpublishable epithet at Hamari before explaining to the assembled umpires that he believes the call to eject Syndergaard is "f--king bulls--t." An unfazed Hallion replies: "Terry — Terry, get a handle."
Terry, needless to say, does not get a handle. May this be a lesson to us all: Mic everyone. Jeva Lange