The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic is using President Donald Trump’s attack on the publication like a badge of honor.
Trump late Tuesday rejoiced on Twitter at reports that the coronavirus pandemic had actually required the 163- year-old publication to lay off 68 staff members, some 17% of its labor force:
Excellent News: The boring however extremely nasty publication, The Atlantic, is quickly stopping working, decreasing televisions, and has actually simply been required to reveal it is laying off a minimum of 20% of its personnel in order to limp into thefuture This is a bumpy ride to be in the Phony News Business!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27,2020
Trump stated it was “great news” that the “boring but very nasty magazine” was “going down the tubes.”
“This is a tough time to be in the Fake News Business!” the president ranted.
Jeffrey Goldberg, the publication’s editor-in-chief, fired back by means of his Twitter bio. He reworded it to check out: “Boring but very nasty editor in chief of the boring but very nasty Atlantic.”
It’s a method that Swedish environment advocate Greta Thunberg has actually utilized on numerous celebrations to mock Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and others who have actually slammed her.
Goldberg likewise recommended Trump had actually been set off by a post headlined “Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President,” and utilized the publication’s time in the spotlight to promote its membership services.
This is the post that most likely set off Trump: https://t.co/8BPGyEXR1x
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) May 27,2020
The Atlantic revealed the layoffs, along with executive pay cuts and wage freezes, on Thursday. Some 22 editorial staffers were fired. Its live occasions, sales and marketing teams were likewise struck.
“I know that the pandemic is indiscriminate in its course, cutting through various industries and geographies,” Atlantic Media Chair David Bradley supposedly informed personnel. “But, as has been the case for decades, our media economy is especially hard hit.”
Deputy handling editor Rachel Gutman tweeted she was “devastated.”
“They are some of the most wonderful people I know, and I cannot overstate how much I’ve learned from them.”
I’m ravaged today for my fantastic, generous, kindcolleagues They are a few of the most terrific people I understand, and I can not overemphasize how much I have actually gained from them. They made operating at The Atlantic a delight, and any office would be fortunate to have them.
— Rachel Gutman (@rachgutman) May 21,2020
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