NYT Opinion Mocked For Cringey Rex Tillerson Exit Montage: ‘Pivot Away From Video’
So long, Rex Tillerson. pic.twitter.com/W6P8YWkJaH
— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) March 13, 2018
From giving white supremacists softball profiles to hiring climate change-denying drone strike fans, the New York Times has faced fierce criticism in recent history — and now, even their video department has managed to cause online outrage.
With the ex-White House Secretary of State Rex Tillerson making his exit from the administration today, the Times opinion section attempted to make a joke out of the change by playing an intentionally-corny montage of all the officials Donald Trump has hired-then-fired since becoming president.
In the clip, a jazzy, ’90s sitcom-esque tune is played alongside Trump’s Apprentice “you’re fired!” catchphrase, as the Times showed clips of the president’s old allies praising him before they were inevitably shown the door.
The cringey video was instantly mocked and ridiculed online, with some suggesting the Times “pivot away from video” and others asking them to just stop trying so hard:
Congrats on taking the basic concept of “Too Many Cooks” and draining it of all humor https://t.co/a6ao9oacK2
— David Klion (@DavidKlion) March 13, 2018
what kind of engagement would the nyt opinion page get if it had no affiliation with the “new york times” brand https://t.co/rg9C65YNv4
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) March 13, 2018
Guys, this is bad. Pivot away from video. https://t.co/NGeKPo1nPv
— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) March 13, 2018
don’t do this pic.twitter.com/8rAvna6Wh0
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 13, 2018
This is awful. Don’t ever do it again.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) March 13, 2018
— James Costos (@JamesCostos) March 13, 2018
for the love of God the only thing worse than your columns is your pivots to video. it’s embarrassing. stick to concern trolling college students who are willing to fight the fascists you roll over for
— What Are The Civilian Applications? ? (@NoraReed) March 13, 2018
what is wrong with you? this is not a joke
— Vicky Mattson (@vickymattson) March 13, 2018
r u ok https://t.co/5X7JYzQRIp
— Pam Vogel (@pamela_vogel) March 13, 2018
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