The New York Times announced its hire of Sarah Jeong to their editorial board on Wednesday. The problem? Jeong has a history of blatant bigotry.
Tweets from 2014 with hateful rhetoric including “#CancelWhitePeople,” “Dumba** f***ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on a fire hydrant,” and, “Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men,” were brought to light by an anonymous Twitter user.
Meet the newest member of the New York Times editorial board.— Garbage Human 🗑 (@GarbageHuman_) August 2, 2018
I'd say that these tweets were part of her resumè when she applied for the job. pic.twitter.com/CLgFvPeAgM
oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) July 24, 2014
The racist tweets go on and on — and the internet backlash has begun.
"Dumba*s f*cking white people!" NYT's newest editorial board member, Sarah Jeong, wanted to "cancel" white people https://t.co/JiBpddPciW— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 2, 2018
But remember, the real deplorable is Kevin Williamson https://t.co/CDVFjR9P4e— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 2, 2018
It’s sure going to be fun to see if the media will attempt to defend The Times on this one.