The New York Times’ has hired Sarah Jeong as their newest member of the editorial board and surprise surprise, she has a history of racist tweets against white people.
I know shocking right?
The New York Times announced on Wednesday that they officially hired Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. Sarah previously worked for the Verge and wrote the book “The Internet of Garbage,” a book about online harassment and free speech.
Not long after the New York Times announced Sarah Jeong’s hiring, Twitter users dug up a lot of old tweets in which she openly expressed her hatred for white people.
“Dumbass f**king 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.”
Meet the newest member of the New York Times editorial board.
I’d say that these tweets were part of her resumè when she applied for the job. pic.twitter.com/CLgFvPeAgM
— Garbage Human 🗑 (@GarbageHuman_) August 2, 2018
Democrats have redefined racism precisely so people like Sarah Jeong can say racist things and still get jobs at the New York Times. pic.twitter.com/ibjWFy5NLi
— Will Chamberlain 🇺🇸 (@willchamberlain) August 2, 2018
Look, if the New York Times wants to hand over their editorial page to someone who writes like every other brain-dead Wellesley sophomore grievance studies major, that’s their business
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) August 2, 2018
— NRATV (@NRATV) August 2, 2018
Twitter users also pointed out that the New York Times previously fired Quinn Norton after learning she had tweeted derogatory terms about black and gay people. Norton also allegedly had connections to white supremacists.
— Will Racke (@hwillracke) August 2, 2018
I don’t care about sarah jeong’s dumb old tweets but it’s the Times themselves who set this standard pic.twitter.com/uoa0rRkWaK
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 2, 2018
UPDATE: The New York Times has responded to Sarah’s racism and they don’t care one bit:
Our statement in response to criticism of the hiring of Sarah Jeong. pic.twitter.com/WryIgbaoqg
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) August 2, 2018