By Suzanne Eovaldi, staff writer
Oh, what fun to watch the contretemps going on in the shop of New York’s failed print model of what used to be journalism! “Fired for being a bitch,” is a Drudge headline that just won’t quit. The Pinches and Punches of the world of cutthroat print are just getting a pinch of their own punch as they feel the pushback from a female wanting to win in their falsely contrived War on Women. Oh, how payback is hell! How delicious to watch the Old Grey Lady impaled on a modern Lady’s sword.
Arty is in the painful position of attempting to justify his firing of Jill Abramson. So he does what men do best, attack the female’s performance because somehow she doesn’t fit in. As a woman Editor, Abramson did a dastardly deed: she dared to require that she be paid equal pay for equal work. So her male super did what he does best; he attacked her for not doing her job in the way he would have done her job.
Mayor Daley the Younger was famous for putting females in his hierarchy, then leaving them far out on a limb to twist in the Windy City’s many political firestorms. Say, for instance, when a tug boat plowed into one of the pilings holding back the Chicago River and the Loop began to flood. The Panic was Palpable. Situations like this require titanium balls, of which Chicago has many. And of course it was men the Mayor called upon to handle the situation. Oh, how I regret not saving the analysis of female managers as written by a very astute Chicago female reporter, back in the day. She really nailed it when writing that Daley put women in higher office, didn’t give them backup and predictably, when they failed, he removed them while commenting: “See, I tried to hire women” but they didn’t work out.
How dare Ms. Abramson ask for the pay a man in her job was getting, as the Sherry bestseller tells all women they should. After all, the NYT is or was the apogee of journalistic whatever and the lady editor was the apogee of what academics call a two for one. That means by hiring a female who is also a black or other minority, management gets a two for one on the point scale of affirmative action. However, the Abramson two for one is not only being female, but a female lib who asked to be paid what the men libs are paid.
Arty baby, who denigrates a female CEO and puts her in her place by calling her by her first name, justified his firing of Abramson by claiming she didn’t do her job. Look, women are comfortable in one butt kitchens. When I taught business English ( now called a more PC term), I warned our female students that women have long been criticized for not being team players, for being absent more than men, for not shaking hands and coming back the next day like nothing happened after a big imbroglio. BTW, a female, myself included, NEVER forgets an insult, a slight, an affront. No matter how many years pass, she still remembers!
Have a laugh on the NY Times and check out what some commenters are saying about this liberal bastion of former journalistic excellence. One guy says: “I love watching commies eat each other.” Another comes back with: “In her defense, it is probably very difficult to spin and slant the news every day in an anti-American, anti-capitalist way, while still trying to weasel every last penny out of her employer…and with all of that going on, where does she find the time to publicly humiliate co-workers? She must be very talented.” Finally, how about this take on the Times: “Her biggest talent is her ovaries, most likely. The abusiveness is a sure sign she’s not confident or competent!” “Anatomy is destiny” is an old but true cliché.