Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Harry Reid Turns on The New York Times in Jill Abramson Controversy Harry Reid Turns on The New York Times in Jill Abramson Controv...

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Congress

Harry Reid Turns on The New York Times in Jill Abramson Controversy

The Democratic leader used the paper typically beloved by the Left to push for pay equity.

(Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The New York Times found itself Thursday at the wrong end of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's outrage.

In closing down the Senate for the week Thursday, Reid took The Times to task for the firing of Executive Editor Jill Abramson. Reid used the paper typically beloved by the Left as an example of worst practices when it comes to pay equity, a major legislative push for Democrats this year.

"It appeared [at] The New York Times," Reid said, while pushing to close the pay-equality gap between male and female employees. "The woman that ran that newspaper was fired yesterday. Why? It's now in the press that because she complained she was doing the same work as men in two different jobs and made a lot less money than they did. That's why we need this legislation."

 

Harry Reid on the New York Times

Abramson, the first woman to run the Gray Lady, was fired Wednesday after she complained to her managers that she was being paid less than former Executive Editor Bill Keller, The New Yorker reported. Abramson also discovered that he had made more money as managing editor than she had in the same position as well.

New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. denied the allegations in a memo to staff. "Compensation played no part whatsoever in my decision that Jill could not remain as executive editor. Nor did any discussion about compensation," Sulzberger added.

Job Board
Search Jobs
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Fire Sprinkler Inspector
American Society of Civil Engineers | Charlotte, NC
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assistant Professor - Water Resources/Ecological Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Auburn, AL
Product Manager - Chemical Development and Supply - Tulsa, OK
American Society of Civil Engineers | Tulsa, OK
Commissioning Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Chicago, IL
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Business Development Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers
Sr. Controls Systems Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Grand Island, NE
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus