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