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New York Times journalists openly protest against publication after it ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action to quell protests

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  • Reporters for The New York Times rallied against the publication after it ran an op-ed calling for military action to quell unrest at the Black Lives Matter protests.
  • The op-ed, written by GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, encouraged the enacting of the Insurrection Act, which allows the president to activate military police, to support local authorities and National Guard troops tasked with surveilling the protests.
  • Cotton dubbed protesters as rioters in the editorial and said "outnumbered police officers ... bore the brunt of the violence." People at some of the peaceful protests shared photos and videos of demonstrators getting tear-gassed and shot at with rubber bullets to disperse crowds.
  • In light of Cotton's op-ed, several writers for The Times posted the line, "Running this puts Black @nytimes staff in danger," on Twitter.
  • James Bennet, editorial page editor for The Times, defended the decision to publish the op-ed, saying that the publication "owes it to our readers to show them counter-arguments, particularly those made by people in a position to set policy."
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New York Times staff openly protested against the publication after the paper ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton calling for military action to quell Black Lives Matter protests.
Cotton, a GOP senator in Arkansas, dubbed protesters as rioters in the editorial and said "outnumbered police officers ... bore the brunt of the violence." In the op-ed, he encouraged President Donald to use the Insurrection Act to activate military police to support local authorities and National Guard troops deployed to supervise the protests.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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See Also:
  • 'You're going to look like a bunch of jerks': Trump tells governors 'most of you are weak' and urges them to 'dominate' as protests consume the nation
  • GOP Sen. Tom Cotton calls for the US Army's toughest soldiers to quell 'domestic terrorism' and suggests protesters should be shown no mercy
  • Joe Biden visited a Black Lives Matter protest site in Delaware as Trump rages on Twitter against demonstrators
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