Opinion: The anonymous NYT op-ed author should make their identity public and quit
This week, The New York Times sacrificed its integrity and broke free from simple journalistic standards in order to attack President Trump.
The Times published an opinion piece criticizing the president that is something they are well within their rights to do.
The mind-boggling part is that the author of the piece is only identified as a “Senior Trump Administration Official” who has “vowed to thwart parts of [the president's] agenda, and his worst inclinations.” The term “Senior Administration Official” is extremely broad. It could describe staffers who don’t even work in the White House or interact with the president.
For anyone who believes that the Times is being honorable and acting without bias by publishing this anonymous hit piece against President Trump. Ask yourselves, “would the times run an anonymous opinion piece from someone praising the president’s work on taxes, deregulation, and trade?” Absolutely not.
If this anonymous author truly feels that the president is amoral and not honorable they should leave the administration immediately. I disagreed with President Obama on a ton of issues and it never crossed my mind to try to get a job in his administration, so I could sabotage his agenda or protect the country from him.
Here is the Bottom line: The New York times should not have printed this Op-Ed. Period. Shame on them.
To the author of this nonsense: it is absolutely gutless to hide behind the cloak of anonymity while simultaneously claiming to be honorable. If you have any moral compass at all, make your identity public and quit your job. You’re doing a disservice to our country.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations