Amazon Still Annoyed With The New York Times
Amazon has fought back to the story which the New York Times got published against it two months back.
Amazon Inc. is now the largest online retailer in the world. It has been growing and expanding immensely. Not only The New York Times mentioned it in its newspaper but there was some image of the company that would make people think about the cruel workplace culture etc. However, The New York Times were very brutal with its words and urged for an investigation to be done in its work place. At that time, the online retailer denied all these rumors, speculations, and accusations with no proper evidence and told that it will not comment on it.
However, after two months now the company is all set to fight back for the story The New York Times published. The spokesperson of Amazon, Jay Carney, said in a blog post that the writers or reporters, Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, so far have failed to check the accuracy or properly back up their claims regarding Amazon workplace culture and environment.
The blog post was also publish on a blog site known as Medium where Jay Carney wrote, “Had the reporters checked their facts, the story they published would have been a lot less sensational, a lot more balanced, and, let’s be honest, a lot more boring. It might not have merited the front page, but it would have been closer to the truth.”
The New York Times’ officials were annoyed with the reply as well. Hence the executive editor of the newspaper, Dean Baquet, literally ‘tore apart’ the blog post of Jay Carney in his own blog which was published on Medium. He stated that the reporters who worked on that story and got it published interviewed and spoke with 100 former and current employees of Amazon and got the first hand knowledge from them. Mr. Jay Carney did not refute the claims he made initially in his blog post. He added, “This story was based on dozens of interviews. And any reading of the responses leaves no doubt that this was an accurate portrait.”
Carney was not in favor of The Times to get the last word in this fight. However this has to be noted that two months is a very long time to go back and fight for the story that was published against the company. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, defended his company at that time and stated that he does not know Amazon as a work place who operates and treats its employees like that.