Embattled NY Times Opinion Editor James Bennet Resigns After Staff Revolt

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    Ramin Talaie/GettyNew York Times opinion editor James Bennet on Sunday announced that he has resigned, effectively immediately, following an internal revolt over Republican Sen. Tom Cotton’s “Send in the Troops” column published last week.The newspaper announced that Katie Kingsbury will step in as an interim opinion page editor through the election; and that Bennet’s deputy editor Jim Dao is being reassigned back to the newsroom.In a statement, Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger said: “James is a journalist of enormous talent and integrity who believes deeply in the mission of The Times. He oversaw a significant transformation of the Opinion department, which broadened the range of voices we publish and pushed us into new formats like video, graphics and audio. I’m grateful for his many contributions.”Read more at The Daily Beast.

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