Takedown Of The Day

Chait spies a self-refuting hit piece on TNR’s alleged anti-Semitism (if you live long enough …).

One tiny add: purging the contributing editors is always a touchy thing.

I took my turn, sending out personal letters to each one who hadn’t really contributed anything in decades, and avoiding any of Marty’s oldest friends (so far as one could). All went well, until a mix-up in the mail room ensured that the letters went out but each addressed to the wrong contributing editor. So each knew that someone else was being released, and inferred (correctly) that they too were on the chopping block. For a day or so, the phone wouldn’t stop ringing. I decided the whole thing was so embarrassing I’d just reinstate everyone to keep writing nothing. Ah … the days of old media.