Sarah Jeong, The New York Times, and Twitter


Alinsky’s Rule 4 state:

Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.

I’ve rather enjoyed the brouhaha over Sarah Jeong’s Twitter history and her hiring by the NYT. As noted by other commenters, the Times knew about her tweets when they hired her, and they brought on board anyway. Indeed, it appears that her tweets were not considered a bug but a feature. So if she’s a racist, one can assume that she’s the good kind of racist of which the NYT approves.

UPDATE—This is from a 2016 piece about the alt-right.

True bigotry is often excused as nothing more than crude humor or nihilistic trolling … To them, it’s humor. To everyone else, it’s hate.

New York Times

4 thoughts on “Sarah Jeong, The New York Times, and Twitter

  1. And the same crowd defending her on Twitter are the ones that are quick to pounce on any conservative who tweeted stupid stuff in the past and get them fired.

  2. I only wish I had a subscription I could cancel.

    We canceled ours more than a decade ago. I wanted to over something (who can remember what) they published about GWB, but when they ran an article saying space tourism should be illegal because only the wealthy could afford it, that pissed off Spousal Unit #1 and things were cancelled.

  3. A post that I recommending everybody read.

    Antifa trains for violence. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Antifa instructor teaching members of the group how to attack and injure their opponents. A sample quote:</em?

    “If you get a good liver or kidney shot, it’s pretty much crippling them. They’re going to be doubled over and in a lot of pain. If you break one of the floating ribs, which are small and right down here. Those are also very painful, it’s hard to move after that, to catch a breath. So one good body shot could potentially give you all the time in the world to run away while they’re doubled over in pain, or really put a beating on them after that if you really want to make it personal.”

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