Journalism is on trial here. Times editor John Witherow has been accused in open court of being a prejudiced bully who intimidates staff who disagree with him. An editor who sets an agenda and then tasks staff with proving his hypotheses.
Isn’t this what an editor is supposed to be? The person who decides the line the paper will take? The staff being those who do what he tells them?
And yes, for the avoidance of doubt, I do – very occasionally – write for that paper.