BBC's Kay Predicts 'Backlash' from Women over NY Times Gender Pay Gap

BBC's Kay Predicts 'Backlash' from Women over NY Times Gender Pay Gap

On Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay predicted The New York Times would face a backlash externally and internally from women over allegations a gender pay discrepancy existed between former New York Times editor in chief Jill Abramson and her predecessors, who were male.

“Stunning mismanagement and I think that the Time is going to feel a backlash,” Kay said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if women subscribers to the times aren’t looking quite closely this morning at their subscriptions to that newspaper. Certainly women within that organization that I have spoken to say they’re blindsided by this. There’s a real sense that they’ve been let down as women by the organization. There’s still an old boy culture at The New York Times and they are stunned. And I had one New York Times woman reporter say to me she was very depressed by what had happened yesterday. So, what the Times has done is undermine their own reporters, undermine where in the organization and handled this phenomenally badly.”

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