The paper and its former executive editor have been spinning furiously since her abrupt dismissal, and the paper has been left diminished by the spectacle.
The hot mess that is the divorce between The New York Times and now-former executive editor Jill Abramson is a classic case of he said, she said.
The “he” is Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. “She,” of course, is Ms. Abramson. And if you’ve watched cable news or been on Twitter in the past 72 hours, it is abundantly clear she’s winning the spin war. But it’s unsettling that the most esteemed newspaper in the world and the woman who once ran it are spinning so furiously. And that casts a new light on the way The New York Times goes about the business of reporting the news on a day-to-day basis.