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Business Insider columnist Greenbaum quits

July 12, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Daniella Greenbaum

Daniella Greenbaum, a columnist at Business Insider whose column about actress Scarlett Johansson playing a transgender man in a movie was pulled after co-workers complained, has quit the website.

In a letter to editor in chief Nicholas Carlson, Greenbaum wrote:

Unfortunately, what happened with my piece — the tarring of a commonsensical view as somehow bigoted or not thought out; the capitulation on the part of those who are supposed to be the adults to the mob — is a pattern happening all over the country within institutions that pride themselves on open-mindedness and liberalism.

The column ran on July 6. Greenbaum had criticized those who suggested that Johansson was doing something wrong for taking the job.

Before joining Business Insider, she was the assistant editor at Commentary Magazine. Before that, Greenbaum was a Bartley Fellow at the Wall Street Journal.

She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Commentary Magazine, and Tablet. Grenbaum graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in English.

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