New York Times Blames Racism for New Editor’s Racism
Facing controversy over the hiring of a blatantly anti-white racist editor, the former “paper of record” released a statement yesterday making excuses for their poor decision making.
“Her journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her a subject of frequent online harassment,” wrote the New York Times about Sarah Jeong, newly-hired editor. “For a period of time, she responded to that harassment by imitating the rhetoric of harassers.”
So according to the Times, Jeong was not being a racist, she was simply imitating racists. Weasel wording like this and excuse-making for their own double standards are precisely why Americans rightly loathe the mainstream press.
“She sees now that this approach only served to feed the vitriol that we too often see on social media,” the Times said. “She regrets it, and The Times does not condone it.”
If the Times does not condone her behavior, why did they hire Jeong? Hiring her to represent their organizations seems like the ultimate endorsement of her character.
Jeong’s artfully crafted Tweets included such rhetoric as “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men,” and “white men are bull****”.
Read the full statement here: