The twitter trail of The New York Times’ new editorial board member seems to get worse by the day. Last week then the paper announced that they had hired Sarah Jeong to take a spot on its editorial board, we found out she had scores of racist tweets attacking white people. But now we have found out that she also tweeted out her hopes for the death of cops and all men, too.
On August 1, the “Old Gray Lady” announced that Jeong had been advanced to the exulted position on the editorial board:
.@SarahJeong joins NYT’s editorial board. She's the newest in a fab group of recent additions to @nytopinion: Michelle Alexander @susanthequark @JenSeniorNY @karaswisher @MCottle @JInterlandi @MaraGay @JyotiThottam @talmonsmith @lauren_kelley @ByAlexMarch https://t.co/B7OPWHRbsW
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) August 1, 2018
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Only hours passed before twitter exploded with users recounting the scores of tweets Jeong made attacking white people, both men and women.
The huge number of tweets show Jeong comparing white people to dogs, saying white people should be “canceled,” and saying she “enjoys being cruel” to whites, all showing how much she hates white people. Despite the discovery of scores of tweets where the writer attacked whites, the Times insisted that she feels bad about the tweets, But the paper’s editors also said they intend to keep her because she passed their “thorough vetting process.”
Our statement in response to criticism of the hiring of Sarah Jeong. pic.twitter.com/WryIgbaoqg
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) August 2, 2018
But, as if her racist attacks on all white people weren’t bad enough, now we find she also has a long list of tweets revealing her anti-cop and anti-man positions.
According to the Daily Caller (Warning: foul language):
In one tweet from 2014 she wrote, “let me know when a cop gets killed by a rock or molotov cocktail or a stray shard of glass from a precious precious window.”
“Cops are assholes,” she said in 2015.
“If we’re talking big sweeping bans on shit that kills people, why don’t we ever ever ever ever talk about banning the police?” a tweet from 2016 asserts.
She also tweeted “fuck the police” on several occasions, including one with a gif of anime characters actually physically attacking a police officer.
In addition, Jeong repeatedly tweeted about killing men, and joked that, even if only “bad men” were killed, that would still include all men.
She tweeted in 2014, “kill more men,” and seemed to sadly state at one point, “I’m likely to actually kill zero men in my lifetime.”
White women were not spared from Jeong’s rage — during the 2016 election she eloquently tweeted “fuck white women lol.”
The Times has excused this all away claiming that Jeong was “just joking” and “imitating” the haters she was criticizing.
You know who else always said they were “just joking” and merely acting outrageous to get attention? The Alt-Right who the Times has attacked as “racists.”
In fact, let’s review what the so-called “paper of record” said when ABC canceled the Rosanne show over its star’s supposedly racist comment.
In a story about the TV show’s cancellation, the paper’s entertainment critic, James Poniewozik, claimed that the network’s decision to cancel Rosanne over a racist comment will cost it fans and money. But, he added, when people decide to let racism slide, it costs all of us:
“It’s just that the costs would have been borne, as they generally are, by vulnerable people whose tormentors would be emboldened by seeing someone famous and powerful get away with it,” Poniewozik said.
Yet, now the paper has changed its tune. Now racism is “just a joke” that Jeong “didn’t really mean.” So, no harm, no foul.
Isn’t it interesting how the paper’s PC tune changes so easily?
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