Recently, Observer employe Dana Schwartz wrote an open letter to Observer publisher Jared Kushner, who happens to be Donald Trump‘s son-in-law. She criticized her boss for not calling Trump out on what she saw as anti-Semitic behavior. He responded by saying Trump is no anti-Semite, but now, the Observer has responded in a bigger way.
According to Politico, there will be no more Trump-related open letters in the publication.
Politico looked into the new policy when editor at large Ryan Holiday published an open letter about Trump… on Medium.
The ban seems like an interesting move, given that Holiday’s letter was one urging his father not to vote for Trump in the general election and the Observer famously endorsed Trump last April. That move caused not one, but two of their reporters to walk from their jobs.
Included in a note on the Medium piece was this:
Editorial decided it would no longer accept columns of this nature on this topic. I have the utmost respect for the leadership at the Observer, but I respectfully disagree with that decision.
Do you disagree, too?
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