Kushner owns the paper.
This headline sounds sensational, but the story is actually kind of boring. Kushner wanted to delete articles about real estate transactions made by him or his cronies. I’m guessing that most publishers do this sort of thing from time to time. I haven’t ever worked for a newspaper, but this also happens in business, when bosses ask their underlings, or companies ask outside consultants, to expunge or censor correspondence or reports unflattering to somebody or another. When I was such an underling, I simply saluted and followed the orders, as the peon did in the instances reported here, but I know of others who protested having their accurate points deleted. I never did because there was nothing to be gained, and much to be lost.