NYTimes staffers revolt over decision to publish Tom Cotton's call for military force against protesters
Tom Cotton appears on CBS (screen grab)

On Wednesday, The New York Times ran an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), calling for military force to be deployed against George Floyd protesters.


But a great many staffers of the paper itself did not agree with the decision — and a great many took to Twitter in protest, saying in unison that the publication of the editorial put the paper's own Black staffers in danger.

As the outcry from both readers and staffers grew louder, editorial page editor James Bennet took to Twitter and tried to explain why the paper had chosen to publish the piece.