Wednesday, Dean Baquet, the New York Times executive editor, admitted he is a liberal.
This is not shocking information, but it was a slip-up by Baquet that occurred during an interview at Recode’s Code conference.
Banquet was critiquing liberals who lambasted him for hiring Bret Stephens, a moderate conservative columnist:
“I don’t understand how one can actually have an intellectual discourse in this country if you cannot have the opportunity to read thoughtful people with whom you disagree. We’re at a moment in the country right now which I think, you know, the Left should do some soul searching too, right?”
He then goes on to refer to “the left” as “we” before realizing he slipped up:
“We don’t want to hear anything — we’ve long said this about this about the Right — but I think the Left, we don’t — I’m not ‘we,’ I’m a journalist — but the Left as a rule does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement . . .”
Watch the video below: