Former NYT Editor Vindicated For Claim He Was Ostracized Because He Liked Chick-fil-A

A Chick-fil-A fast food restaurant location on an early summer evening in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Earlier this week Adam Rubenstein, a former New York Times editor scapegoated in the Tom Cotton op-ed affair at the Gray Lady back in 2020, published a tell-all about his experiences at the paper.

In his lede, Rubenstein recalled being chided for identifying Chick-fil-A’s spicy chicken sandwich as his favorite after being asked a seemingly innocent icebreaker at his orientation.

According to Rubenstein, an HR rep replied, “We don’t do that here. They hate gay people,” and his new colleagues celebrated the rebuke by snapping. While Rubenstein provided many more serious examples of bias at the Times, it was this anecdote that attracted the most attention online. Many left-leaning journalists just outright denied that such a thing could have ever happened.

“Never happened,” insisted Nikole Hannah-Jones on X.

“Is anyone going to contact the Atlantic to ask them about the process behind publishing this egregiously fake anecdote,” asked Michael Hobbes.

“All I know is, my sandwich opinions are real and better than this guy’s,” declared Talia Lavin.

Click here to read the full story at Mediaite.