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Executive Editor of the NYT: The Left Doesn’t Want to Hear Thoughtful Disagreement

Dean Baquet made these comments while defending the paper’s decision to hire conservative journalist Bret Stephens.

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said that the left wing in American politics doesn’t want to hear “thoughtful disagreement,” during a panel at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, on Tuesday.

Baquet was defending the New York Times decision to hire conservative journalist Bret Stephens, who is a climate change skeptic.

“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,” Baquet said.

Baquet continued, “we’re at a moment in the country right now, which I think, you know, the left should do some soul searching, too.”

“The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement,” Baquet concluded.