NYT announced on Wednesday that they hired Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. Jeong previously wrote for the Verge and authored “The Internet of Garbage,” a book about online harassment and free speech.
TDC writes that shortly after Jeong’s hire, Twitter users unearthed old tweets in which she expressed an extreme distaste for white people.
“Dumbass fucking white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” she tweeted in 2016.
Another tweet reads,
“oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get from being cruel to old white men.”
The New York Times has yet to comment since the unearthing however here is the original NYT press release:
Sarah Jeong Joins The Times’s Editorial Board-RW
The New York Times has issued the below statement standing by their new editorial hire Sarah Jeong who tweeted in anti-white racist fashion:
Some more Jeong tweets that NYT does not see a problem with significant enough to boot her from the editorial board:
|via Will Chamberlain|
Sarah Jeong's tweets being parodies of a kind of bad white racist tweets is the best excuse since Josh Steiner of Clinton's Treasury Dept actually told Congress he had lied to his own diary https://t.co/sObxDIo6Pc— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 2, 2018
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