The comic the New York Times doesn’t want you to see
Each week, David Rees (“How To Sharpen Pencils”) and Michael Kupperman (“Mark Twain’s Autobiography 1910-2010″) make a comic for the Week In Review section of the New York Times called “See Something, Say Something.” This past Sunday, however, you may have noticed their comic was absent. If you were wondering why, it’s because the Times disapproved of the script, according to Kupperman, because it was “too sensitive.”
So what exactly is “too sensitive” for the Times? Or, at the very least, for the editor of the Week In Review section? The comic dealt with the critics of the “#YesAllWomen” hashtag, by essentially calling them whining babies. It’s a great comic, and hardly offensive.
This is a bad look for the Times, which is still battling charges of sexism after it fired its Executive Editor Jill Abramson last month for reasons that may or may not have had to do with her asking for a wage comparable to her male counterparts. This only further damages their already bruised public image.