August 3, 2018

The New York Times' motto is “All the News That’s Fit To Print.”  But obviously, being “fit to print” is not a standard that applies to their editorial board. 

The Times came under fire Thursday after it was discovered that their new tech writing hire Sarah Jeong had a history on Twitter of incredibly racist, now-deleted, anti-white tweets.  Many are so offensive or profane that I can’t even quote them; but nothing on the Internet ever really goes away, and conservative sites quickly pulled them out of the memory hole and posted them in full.  Some of the more repeatable ones included that white people deserve to live underground “like groveling goblins,” that whiteness is “awful,” that white people have “stopped breeding” and will “go extinct soon” and “this was my plan all along,” that she was “comparing Trump to Hitler before it was cool,” and “Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”  “Kind of” sick, Sarah?  Try “incredibly sick.”

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You might expect that having discovered her history, the uber-sensitive liberals at the New York Times would drop Jeong like a boiling hot copy of my book, “God, Guns, Grits and Gravy” (a New York Times bestseller, which must’ve just killed them to admit.)  After all, back in February, it took them only hours to fire their new lead opinion writer after discovering she’d retweeted a single tweet with one word in it that African-Americans found derogatory and that she admitted being friends with some people who are white supremacists. 

Instead, they are standing by Jeong.  They had “candid conversations” with Jeong, examined her anti-white tweets “in context,” and decided that she didn’t really mean she vomited at the sight of white people and wanted them all to die when she wrote that she vomited at the sight of white people and wanted them all to die.  They understand that she was just “counter-trolling” people who’d aimed racist tweets at her by aiming even more racist tweets back at them. Because the way that an intelligent, civilized professional journalist deals with racism is with more racism.

Oh, but we must understand it was “satire.”  She was only joking! (Ask any stand-up comic how understanding the Times editors would be of them of them telling jokes that parody racism by sounding incredibly racist.)  The Times editorial board declared that it is “confident that she will be an important voice for the editorial board moving forward.”  Or at least, a typically representative biased, hypocritical voice.


Incidentally, here’s a reminder that only two months ago, the Times ran an editorial staunchly defending the canceling of Roseanne Barr’s show over one tweet.  The writer's argument was that her firing was justified because it wasn’t merely offensive, it was racist, and racism is intolerable.

The Times editors like to call conservatives hypocrites.  When the Roseanne incident happened, even though she was on the only pro-Trump show on broadcast TV, I said it was justified to fire her because racism is intolerable.  Now, apparently, the Times thinks it’s not only tolerable, it’s explainable. Even forgivable. When they do it.

Their new motto:  “All the Hypocrisy It’s Unfit to Print.”



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  • Mickey Finn

    08/04/2018 10:19 AM

    You hit the nail on the head, Mike. It is ironic that they write an editorial condemning rascist remarks from an opponent, but then erase more inflammatory remarks from one of their own... Do they read their own editorials? ??

  • Donna Thiessen

    08/03/2018 10:40 PM

    There is plenty of hypocrisy all around us - on both sides. Why not use your platform to unite people with different views rather than add to the divide. WWJD, if He were here?

  • Tim Moore

    08/03/2018 08:25 PM

    Filed under "even a blind pig can find an acorn now and then": her comment about whites stopped breeding isn't far from accurate, if one looks at demographic studies, especially of Europe. Rude, crude, and socially unadjustable, but not far off the mark.

    Ah, hypocrisy. The worm makes many turns.

  • Thaddeus P McKIeown

    08/03/2018 08:10 PM

    The NYT Is A Rag That Isn't Fit To Rap Rotten Dead Fish In Let Alone Read The Only Thing It's Good For Is Burning

  • Felicia M Tollette

    08/03/2018 06:03 PM

    Sarah is doing one heck of job as Press Secy. We adore her, and admire the way she handles all that malarkey day in and day out. She is a role model for us all! Well done Gov. & Mrs. Huckabee!

  • Paul Kern

    08/03/2018 05:17 PM

    Is there a double standard in effect here. If you're white or a Christian one can be called any crude word or even fired. Here we have woman who's an outright racist who's been given a free pass. The depths our "free" press will go to to cover up it's "perfect" writers and reporters to justify and push a false narrative.

  • Rosalie Gilliland

    08/03/2018 03:33 PM

    I take comfort in knowing that the New York Times is going under financially. 2 years ago they vacated at least 8 floors of their Manhattan headquarters, supposedly to "redesign and consolidate." Uh huh. That's code for "we're going broke." Their circulation is down, as are most publications' today. I will not be sorry to see them go, when it finally happens. And they can take Sarah Jeong with them.

  • Reissa Reedy

    08/03/2018 03:16 PM

    I am curious to see the full background of the new N YTimes Tech editor. Where did she grow up? What schools did she attend? Who is her family? Sounds similar to the new Congressional Candidate from Queens, NY.

  • William C Mast

    08/03/2018 02:00 PM

    it's always double standards with the NYT. why ever be surprised when they meet your expectations ?

  • Richard Rettke

    08/03/2018 12:29 PM

    If she "was only joking" or if she was "responding in kind" to messages she received. It points out her lack qualification for the post she holds. Communication (personal/business/media/any) requires discernment . If your only joking in a tweet, how does someone know that and how does that make it not racist. If your responding in kind, you've lowered yourself to the level of the person you've responded. The old adage that God gave us 2 ears and one mouth for a reason still applies no matter the media used.

  • Nancy Culkin

    08/03/2018 12:21 PM

    All we can do at this point is pray for them. Their hatred is strong and i believe has affected their mental health. It is unbelievable how they can still despise a man who has proven to be patriotic, for the people, follows the constitution and God. All Christians and all people Need to say the Rosery, daily if possible

  • AL.B.

    08/03/2018 12:04 PM

    Guarantee if she was a TRUMP supporter she was gone... or would not ever been hired...what a joke..

  • philip crane

    08/03/2018 11:47 AM

    Governor.... people like her aren't only racist, they're envious.
    Without "white folk" , especially "white men", we'd all be living in grass huts or caves, dying before age 30 and more than likely, never travelling more than 10 miles from where we were born. That's something that eats at all minorities, yet the "white folk" never gloat, never do end zone dances and keep yelling "we're the greatest". BTW....we are a minority on this planet.
    How would Korean gal spread her hate without print, definitive language, paper and yes....the Internet? She's so oblivious to truths and history. Korea wouldn't have McDonalds's, but they would still have McDogs. Stealing a quote and thought from Winston Churchill.... "Never was so much owed by so many to so few"...... that could be used comparably to define "white folk" as the "few".
    Thank you.

  • Beth Bezner Moore

    08/03/2018 11:21 AM

    Again, the hypocrisy of the ALT LEFT leaves me stunned. The deaf, dumb and blind response of THE TIMES IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!
    Nothing will satisfy their hunger for control and domination. It has become a sickness with many.
    I will not stop praying for the TRUTH to be revealed and for the darkness to be exposed. Thank you so much for your work to seek the truth in news.

  • Robert LaCoe

    08/03/2018 11:12 AM

    It appears there is Russian collusion in NY, and it is in the NEWS??? business. Hire a committed racist to condemn racists, but that is ok because she is condemning white people.

  • Bennye St Claire

    08/03/2018 10:14 AM

    I know an old white man this pretty little liberal had better never meet and pull some of this crap on. He'll take her head and stick it where the sun does not shine for her. Yes sir that's me. I hate people like this. Mike we both grew up in Arkansas and understand what real recism is and I will not put up with this being even posted on the internet. Tell me where I can email miss liberal.