New York Times says senator’s op-ed didn’t meet standards

The New York Times said a controversial op-ed it published by Republican Senator Tom Cotton – an op-ed that advocated the use of federal troops to quell demonstrations – did not meet its standards. 

The Times reported that it had reviewed how Cotton’s “Send in the Troops” editorial came to be published online and in the paper. “This review made clear that a rushed editorial process led to the publication of an Op-Ed that did not meet our standards,” a Times spokeswoman said in a statement.

The decision came after a day of protests by Times staffers who believed the editorial was insensitive in the midst of nationwide protests after last week’s death of George Floyd.

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