You know journalism is flailing when Economist columnist James Bennet writes a piece that pretty much blew up his old home. The headline: “When the New York Times lost its way.”
In 2020 when he was the Gray Lady’s editorial-page editor, Bennet became a victim of one of his profession’s too frequent witch hunts. He did his job that way it is supposed to be done and that cost him his precious perch.
After the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, protests turned violent, downtowns burned, police stations were torched and minority-owned businesses were gutted. The New York…