New York Times Says Sen. Tom Cotton’s Op-Ed Didn’t Meet Standards
Cotton’s op-ed, titled “Send in the Troops,” caused a revolt among Times journalists, with some saying it endangered black employees.
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NEW YORK (AP) — In an embarrassing about-face, The New York Times said Thursday that an opinion piece it ran by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton advocating the use of federal troops to quell nationwide protests about police mistreatment of black Americans did not meet its standards. Cotton’s op-ed, titled “Send in the Troops” and first posted online late Wednesday, caused a revolt among Times journalists, with some saying it endangered black employees. Some staff members…