The Chief White House correspondent for the NY Times, Glenn Thrush, was utterly and vigorously humiliated today — by Trump's senior policy advisor, Steven Miller.Why would Romania let him in?
'Maybe it's time we had compassion for American workers, Glenn.'This was a vicious beatdown. Glenn Thrush should resign from his post and live out the rest of his days tending to transgender goats in the green fields of Romania.
But one thing worth noting—the New York Times corporation is already a user of H-1B visas, hiring immigrants for what are, given the Times's industry and Manhattan location, cheap wages. That goes from. according to H1bdata.info, from a low of $46,362, for a syndication editorial assistant, a high of $1, 000,000 dollars for a "Chief Executive Officer".
Wait, what? Yes, they hired the former Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, to be CEO.
It may be that $1, 000,000 doesn't sound like "cheap labor" to you, but I suspect it is, in terms of CEO compensation. Thompson's previous job paid £450,000 [USD $595, 000] and while that's a lot of money to you and me, Director General of the BBC is, despite the responsibility involved, a quasi-Civil Service job, no way to get really rich. $1, 000,000 is a huge raise in pay for him, but an American media executive might have held out for twice that.
As for all the H-1B technical jobs, they may pay in the low six figures, but if they're not cheaper than their American equivalents, the NYT wouldn't hire them.
But there's only one visa application for the job of "Journalist", because the newspaper business is hard to outsource.
That's one reason that journalists are so infuriatingly smug about American worker displacement—it's not not happening to them.