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NY Times editorial page editor resigns amid fury over op-ed

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 07, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says its editorial page editor has resigned in the wake of outrage over the publication of an op-ed by a Republican senator who advocated using federal troops to quell protests.

The paper announced Sunday that James Bennet had resigned, effective immediately.

Bennet had defended publishing the controversial “Send in the Troops” op-ed last week, but admitted to staffers that he had not read the piece before it was published.

The piece caused a revolt among Times journalists, with some saying it endangered black employees.

Some staff members called in sick Thursday in protest and the Times said a review found that the piece did not meet its standards.