The Washington Post’s executive editor, Sally Buzby, has turned into hot messy, insane reporting and psychodrama chaos in the one year since Buzby took office. Last week, while starring reporter Taylor Lorenza included Post in a confusing dispute over an article on social media influencers covering Johnny Dep-Amber Herr’s lawsuit, which included many corrections and corrections as to whether Lawrence contacted subjects prior to publication to comment. and that was the focus of Buzbee. has reassured a woman Post reporter with many problems Felicia Sonmez, who has launched a five – day online campaign for a retreat of a politically incorrect joke by Post journalist Dave Weigel, who immediately deleted and apologized, as well as another Post reporter. Jose Del Reals, who temporarily deleted his Twitter account after sparring with Sonmes.
Buzbee sent the company an email on Tuesday afternoon that appeared to have been leaked directly to CNN reporter Oliver Darsi, reiterating the Post’s policy of not attacking fellow reporters. The statement made no reference to Veigel’s one-month suspension of offensive retribution, but did not mention the reign of Sonmes’s terror against her online colleagues or Lorenz’s latest controversy.
This was followed by a postal reporter after a postal reporter wrote comments on Twitter that sounded like “hostage” statements about the great place for postal work.
Dear collegues! In this information space, we have many important common values: faith in the power of journalism. Hate against racist or sexist behavior, language or systems. The belief that people who gather in good faith, with dignity and trust create an environment that allows everyone to do strong and important work. We also sometimes disagree: we come from different backgrounds and experiences, and we each see the world differently.
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This combination of shared values and diversity of opinion is our greatest strength.
That is why today, in the strongest of words, I would like to emphasize once again the importance of the following policies that we will implement:
We do not allow colleagues to attack colleagues face to face or online. Respect for others is essential to any civil society, including our news service. The social media policy of the news space specifically points to the need for collegiality.
We also do not tolerate breaches of our non-harassment workplace policies and our non-discrimination policies, which further dictate our expectations of employees and are designed to create an inclusive environment in which all postal employees can do their best.
Over the past year, we have applied gross violations of our social media policy through negotiation, mediation and disciplinary action, just as we have enforced our general standards. As we said, we plan to update our social media policy. Until then, the current policy remains. It says: Be constructive and collegial when talking to colleagues: If you have questions or concerns about something published, talk directly to your colleague.
We respect and do not want to restrict the right of any employee to raise issues of a legitimate workplace. We know that it takes courage to cause problems. And we are committed to solving our problems openly and honestly. We acted quickly to show our intolerance of the sexist repeat tweet sent by an employee last Friday.
For the sake of clarity: we will implement our policies and standards.
Every day, this newsroom creates a revolutionary journalism that the world desperately needs. We also work every day to improve the workplace: to be more inclusive, fairer, tougher, more ambitious. I am proud of each of you and your work.
My best, Sally
Buzbee email was given a time stamp of 16:18 (EDT). Darcy’s email on Twitter was just three minutes later at 4:21 p.m.
New: @SallyBuzbee sends a strong remark to WaPo employees, reiterating the values of the newsroom against “racist or sexist behavior” and saying that “we do not allow colleagues to attack colleagues face to face or online.” pic.twitter.com/E2bpiFCCyS
– Oliver Darsiy (@oliverdarcy) June 7, 2022
Within minutes, many prominent Post reporters announced on Twitter how much they enjoyed working in the post office. Many observers, including the writer, noted that the comments were reminiscent of the famous Manchurian candidate line, “Raymond Show is the kindest, most sincere, bravest, and most wonderful person I have ever known in my life.”
Josh Dawsey, “No institution is perfect, including a position. But the place is filled with many great people who are smart and collegial. I’m proud to work here.”
no institution is perfect, including a position. but the place is filled with many great people who are wise and collegial. I am proud to work here. https://t.co/IPrIzVd2Xv
– Josh Dousy (@ jdawsey1) June 7, 2022
Rosalind Helderman: “Mail is a place that always tries to be better than it was yesterday. But it is a collaborative institution with good people who work hard to do important journalism together. And I’m proud to work here.
Mail is a place that always tries to be better than yesterday. But it is a collaborative institution with good people who work hard to do important journalism together. And I’m proud to work here. https://t.co/wNnbXzwnyZ
– Rozalinda Heldermane (@PostRoz) June 7, 2022
Ashley Parker, “The Post is not perfect. There is no institution. But I am proud to work here. I like to come to work (almost) every day and knowing that my colleagues are collegial, collaborative and fun people – not to mention talented journalists – who are always trying to do better.
Mail is not perfect. There is no institution. But I am proud to work here. I like to come to work (almost) every day and knowing that my colleagues are collegial, collaborative and fun people – not to mention talented journalists – who are always trying to do better. https://t.co/lbI8hqsFQ9
– Ashley Parker (@AshleyRParker) June 7, 2022
Dan Balcs: “Collegiality and collaboration have long been features of The Post’s culture. It is filled with good and talented people who take their work seriously and who also enjoy each other’s company. We make mistakes and try to learn from them. I felt proud and happy to be here.
Collegiality and collaboration have long been a hallmark of The Post’s culture. It is filled with good and talented people who take their work seriously and who also enjoy each other’s company. We make mistakes and try to learn from them. I felt proud and happy to be here. https://t.co/jecdY8wmYb
– Dens Balzs (@danbalz) June 7, 2022
Matt Viser: “The Washington Post is a place for co-authors and collaborative projects. It is a news space with different perspectives and different points of view. It’s not perfect, but it’s filled with great people doing great journalism. And I’m proud to work here.
The Washington Post is the site for joint author lines and collaborative projects. It is a news space with different perspectives and different points of view. It’s not perfect, but it’s filled with great people doing great journalism. And I’m proud to work here. https://t.co/dDDHiDvkaI
– Mets Visers (@mviser) June 7, 2022
Working for The Washington Post almost every day, I wonder how so talented journalists from all walks of life can be so collegial, thoughtful, and caring. I like working here and I like to help improve it. https://t.co/PEvwcCU5D3
– Amber Phillips (@byamberphilips) June 7, 2022
I know the Washington Post as a very collaborative newsroom filled with journalists and editors who can sometimes stumble, including myself, but are always working to get better. I am proud to work here. https://t.co/O0FZRJff73
– michaelscherer (@michaelscherer) June 7, 2022
Thank you @sallybuzbee on The Post’s repetition of the policy that “we do not allow colleagues to attack colleagues face to face or online.” Mail is not perfect, but I believe that showing respect for others and expanding grace will make us better. I am proud to work here. https://t.co/w9kOHdUs3V
– Annija Linskija (@AnnieLinskey) June 7, 2022
I join so many of my colleagues in saying that I am damn proud of the work of The Washington Post that we are better today than yesterday and the day before yesterday, that we are facing and overcoming challenges.
I love my colleagues. Who is better than us? https://t.co/1VcDOCjkIR
– Jacob Bogez (@jacobbogage) June 7, 2022
The Washington Post newsroom is filled with collegial, collaborative and respectable journalists who do very important work every day. I am extremely proud to work here. https://t.co/CabYXQPJYG
– Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) June 7, 2022
Kevin Zieff, head of the Post Office in Mexico and Central America, wrote on Twitter but later deleted: “Our newsroom is full of some of the smartest and most collegial people I have ever met. And their journalism is almost always better than their tweets. I am proud to work in the post office. ”
Twitchy commented Felicia Sonmez is still attacking her colleagues:
OMG, she continues: Twitter hooligan Felicia Sonmez is headed to another WaPo magazine because he called for kindness and professionalism. https://t.co/MD6wdgwUsh
– Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 7, 2022
Weigel is likely to use his 30-day disqualification to find a sensible newsroom to work in, or he may start writing a new book on music to continue his 2017 book, The Never Ending Show.