Twitter reacts to one of the worst things about the Abramson announcement: Dylan Byers

Don't be fooled -- Byers's report last year on the former executive editor is still sexist

Topics: Jill Abramson, New York Times, Politico, Dylan Byers, Sexism,

Twitter reacts to one of the worst things about the Abramson announcement: Dylan Byers (Credit: Reuters)

The media world is reeling from the recent announcement that Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor at the New York Times’s 160-year history, has stepped down after fewer than three years at the paper.  Journalists at the Times may be in shock, but Twitter is pointing to the unlikeliest of sages — Politico reporter Dylan Byers. Last year Byers served up a “wrong and possibly sexist” (Slate’s words) profile of Abramson, “Turbulence at the Times.” In it, Byers gave voice to a group of disgruntled (anonymous) Times employees who don’t like their boss, because she is “bitchy,” “very, very unpopular” and “tough.” It was … not well-executed. And now the worst part of today’s events may be seeing tweets like this:

 



Hard to say it better than this:

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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