May 16, 2014

Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (051614)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread will stay at or near the top today. Rules are here. Possible comment fodder may follow. Other topics are also fair game.

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  1. To be filed under the Schadenfreud category:

    Report: NY Times Fired Managing Editor Jill Abramson After She Asked For Equal Pay…

    http://weaselzippers.us/186127-report-ny-times-fired-managing-editor-jill-abramson-after-she-asked-for-equal-pay/

    Report: Fired NY Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson Was Paid $100K Less Than Her Male Predecessor…

    http://weaselzippers.us/186295-report-fired-ny-times-executive-editor-jill-abramson-was-paid-100k-less-than-her-male-predecessor/

    So if Jill is paid $100k less than Bill because she is a female, how much will Dean, her replacement get? Dean is a black male, Bill is a white male.

    Does Dean get the same salary as Jill or get the same salary as Bill? Hahahaha, its called poetic justice. Lib elites were so busy accusing the rest of the country of being sexist and racist that they got caught by their own people in the appearance of being sexist and now probably racist as well.

    This on top of the Obama WH paying on average $11,000 a year less for female staffers than for male staffers.

    I don’t believe in social justice, I believe in poetic justice. The efficacy of the result is just so much more satisfying.

    BTW- under the Lily Ledbetter Act Obama signed into law as his first piece of legislation in 2009, Jill will win against The NY Times for pay discrimination. The irony is also satisfying.

    I wish Zucker would get back into making political shorts, this subject has so much zing to it, that if we don’t use it as a cudgel from now to November the GOP doesn’t deserve to be a Political Party. Even Karl Rove can wrap his hands around this one. It’s not about the hypocrisy, it’s about the blatant lying by Obama and the NYT.

    Comment by dscott — May 16, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

  2. The guess here is that there’s a Lilly Ledbetter exception for company officers, of which I think Abramson was one.

    Comment by Tom — May 16, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  3. #2, Maybe, maybe not. An editor is not the same as a “company officer” on the corporation papers. Given the NYT is a stock company, the CEO and board of directors most likely not.

    Comment by dscott — May 18, 2014 @ 10:45 am

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