Asking Questions about Axing Questions

Just digging into the May 31-June 1 New York Magazine and Gabriel Sherman's “Axing Questions,” on the firing of NYT Editor Jill Abramson.


It starts with the theory of Abramson’s media footprint putting Arthur Sulzberger Jr. into a bit of a tizzy. “… her personal brand-building seemed to rankle her boss,” writes Sherman and adds that former CEO Janet Robinson was dismissed, in part, “owing to her own media footprint.”


What?  Is Sherman saying that they weren’t demure enough for Sulzberger?