But there are new rules. We’re discouraged from researching content of our op-eds. Op-eds should be counterintuitive “hot takes” ala Slate.
The rules apply to other writers too. You will no longer see the academics + researchers whose in-depth knowledge made the section distinct
LOL, I’ve yet to see a leftist rag op-ed with any in-depth knowledge in anything. But, now, we see Al-Jazeera placing in the official rules what they all do anyway.