The New York Times downplays anti-Asian racism, plagiarism, harassment of authoress by demoted editor, et al
Dated May 20 2021, an article in The Daily Beast attempts to dissect the mysterious, abrupt demotion of former New York Times Styles editor, Choire Sicha.
A spokesperson for The NY Times said in a statement: “You’ve heard a lot of false and misleading rumors,” but neglected to explicitly delineate those so-called “rumors” to The Daily Beast.
The Times also failed to disclose that those “false and misleading rumors” included the grave assertion that Sicha and several colleagues were complicit in the plagiarism and years-long violent harassment of Filipina-American author Abbe Diaz, and the institutional oppression of Asians and women, by condoning bigotry and sexism on multiple occasions throughout the history of his editorship (at The Times and prior).
The NY Times also never, ever refuted those assertions with its source, despite visiting the page on Diaz’s website which publicly and assiduously details the allegations, on numerous occasions over several years (as indicated/recorded on the abbediaz.com visitor data logs).
Instead, the venerable New York Times chose to “dispel” those egregious “rumors” and outright accusations to The Daily Beast, with a petty disjointed miasmic explanation of Sicha’s downgrade, which ultimately reads like a plot line from Mean Girls.
Also, for some reason, the formidable and hard-hitting New York Times would like to point out that it’s actually other editors at The Times who are racist; Sicha could never have contributed to bigotry/ institutional oppression, because he once signed an “irksome” group letter!