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New Yorker’s Auletta: Abramson ‘Wasn’t Just Fired Because of Pay Disparity’

New Yorker media reporter Ken Auletta reported Wednesday afternoon that issues of pay disparity had directly preceded Jill Abramson’s dismissal from the New York Times, a development that ricocheted around the media, especially given the Times’ focus on pay disparity as a policy issue. On CBS This Morning, Auletta emphasized that the pay disparity issue was part of a larger friction with publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. that predated Abramson’s tenure as executive editor.

“There were other issues,” Auletta said. “She wasn’t just fired, clearly, because of the pay disparity issue. That fed into a narrative that she was difficult to work with.”

“What editor isn’t [difficult to work with]?” Auletta continued, laughing. “If they tell you, ‘We don’t like your piece, do it again,’ you think they’re difficult, but they’re doing their job.”

“Because she leaned in, was she pushed out?” Norah O’Donnell asked.

“One of the reasons she was pushed out, not the only reason,” Auletta said.

Watch the clip below, via CBS News:

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