NY Post Horoscope Helped Jill Abramson Deal with Sexist Criticism

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

After several anonymous New York Times staffers complained that Jill Abramson had the audacity to act like a boss, despite being a female, where did the paper’s executive editor turn for solace? Astrology.

In an email to Slate, Abramson said The New York Post’s horoscope was all she needed:

I began the morning, as I always do, reading my horoscope (I’m Pisces) in The New York Post. Here is what it says, ‘You will need to put on a brave face today, especially if you get news that seems to be the opposite of what you were hoping to hear.’ The important word there is ‘seems,’ because most likely it IS good news after all.

I read it aloud at our morning news meetings.

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