Brian Stelter: Jill Abramson ‘Did Choose to Make This Get Ugly’

According to reporting in the New York Times, former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson was not fired exclusively for making an issue of the apparent compensation discrepancy between her and her male colleagues. Reporting in the Times and the New Yorker indicates that Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger sought to ease Abramson out of her role without publicity over concerns with her managerial style. CNN host Brian Stelter observed on Monday that Abramson chose to make her spit with the Times an “ugly” one.

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin observed that Times media critique David Carr described the firing of Abramson as akin to the violent executions in Game of Thrones.

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“There’s a couple reasons why,” Stelter observed. “One is that apparently Sulzberger tried to ease her way out and she wouldn’t go quietly.”

“She chose not to pretend she would step down,” he continued. “By the way, I respect that. Having to pretend you want to leave is a tough thing sometimes, but she choose to make this get ugly.”

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