Now, back to ranting incoherently about the Koch Brothers.

Via The Hill:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the firing of executive editor Jill Abramson is a “perfect example” of why the Senate should address pay disparity between men and women.

Reid said he saw reporting by the New Yorker that Abramson was ousted after she confronted the paper’s senior leadership about receiving less in pay and pension benefits than her predecessor, Bill Keller.

She also received less money as managing editor than a male colleague who served as deputy managing editor, according to the New Yorker.

“The stories are out today that she raised questions about … being paid less for doing the same job that the second in command was and certainly, now, her predecessor got a lot more money than she got,” Reid said. “It’s a perfect example, if it’s true, why we should pass paycheck equity.”

The report said that Abramson “confronted the top brass” about the disparity and had a lawyer make inquiries into the matter.

Keep reading…