From giving white supremacists softball profiles to hiring climate change-denying drone strike fans, the New York Times has faced fierce criticism in recent history — and now, even their video department has managed to cause online outrage. With the ex-White House Secretary of State Rex Tillerson making his exit from the administration today, the Times opinion section attempted to make a joke out of the change by playing an intentionally-corny montage of all the officials Donald Trump has hired-then-fired since becoming president. In the clip, a jazzy, ’90s sitcom-esque tune is played alongside Trump’s Apprentice “you’re fired!” catchphrase, as the Times showed clips of the president’s old allies praising him before they were inevitably shown the door. The cringey video was instantly mocked and ridiculed online, with some suggesting the Times “pivot away from video” and
So long, Rex Tillerson. pic.twitter.com/W6P8YWkJaH— NYT Opinion (@nytopinion) March 13, 2018
This is awful. Don’t ever do it again. — Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) March 13, 2018
Next… — James Costos (@JamesCostos) March 13, 2018
for the love of God the only thing worse than your columns is your pivots to video. it’s embarrassing. stick to concern trolling college students who are willing to fight the fascists you roll over for — What Are The Civilian Applications? (@NoraReed) March 13, 2018
what is wrong with you? this is not a joke — Vicky Mattson (@vickymattson) March 13, 2018
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