Saturday, May 31, 2014

No Guts

In Variety, Peter Bart starts a thought-free think piece on Jill Abramson thus:

The evisceration of Jill Abramson as executive editor of the New York Times earlier this month has sparked spirited debate across the media landscape.

Evisceration?  She was fired.  I wouldn't call it evisceration.  I think defenestration would fit better.

But perhaps Bart is referring to all the insults and attacks. Except when he talks about the reaction, he's more impressed with her defenders:

The storm of pontification about Abramson’s ouster became so fierce that Sulzberger was forced to issue a statement a few days later defending his decision.

And storm of pontification?  Really? Didn't think I'd miss evisceration so soon.

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