The NYT and Sarah Jeong

A story doing the rounds over the last couple of days concerned the New York Times hiring an Asian-American woman by the name of Sarah Jeong to their editorial board. Jeong, who is usually pictured with bright red hair, is 30 years old and a graduate of both Berkeley and Harvard.

The trouble began when eagle-eyed Twitter users discovered Jeong had serious hang-ups about white people and wasn’t shy of airing them. For example:

And that’s just a tiny sample, her Twitter history going back years is littered with this stuff.

It wasn’t long before a mob formed demanding she be fired. However, a portion of this mob was made up of people who would ordinarily not want her sacked, but in a world where left-wing mobs can get people (e.g. Kevin Williamson) fired on what seems like a weekly basis, they decided to adopt their enemy’s tactics. The NYT was having none of it though, and issued this statement:

Now this is pretty pathetic: as the many examples of Jeong’s tweets show, she was not “responding to harassment” and it is doubtful she regrets her behaviour (as if that was enough to stop a right-winger being lynched). However, I believe the NYT was right to stand behind her, only not for the silly reasons they give in that statement. What they should have said was this:

“We were of course fully aware of Sarah Jeong’s opinions expressed on Twitter – we are not complete morons, we do check this stuff. However, we see no reason to believe why such opinions make her unfit to serve on our editorial board, indeed we think they’re a sign she’ll fit right in. Therefore, she will assume her post as intended.”

This would have the advantage of being absolutely true, and be a sign that the NYT management are at least prepared to stand by their decisions. Rather than howl with outrage at her appointment, people should just take it as a clear indication of what sort of outfit the NYT is and afford it a commensurate degree of respect. Firing Jeong won’t solve anything, the problem is she was hired in the first place; she’s merely a symptom of a much deeper malaise.

Sarah Jeong is an over-privileged idiot who sounds for all the world like she’s bitter over her high school crush taking a white girl to the prom instead of her. If she’s 30 now, I doubt she’ll ever grow up. But it was the NYT‘s decision to hire her in full knowledge of who she was, and they should either stand by that or the people responsible resign.

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77 thoughts on “The NYT and Sarah Jeong

  1. “No honey badger, aunt etc not but wife and kids definitely are , me just your average bitter twisted white guy with a rather extended family of all persuasions. I do like you calling me ‘fud’ though it rather puts me in my place but I do feel a little left out as all other regulars here have been abused at a rather higher level than me…..can you please indulge me in some of your more cutting turns of phrase? , yours respectfully, Fud.”

    OK. Do you know what the word “Fud” means? It’s Scots for “dickhead”. I mean, even the Scots know what you are. See yee! Besides, i know you are but I’m not into sado-masochism…

  2. This from MC: “I am suggesting she has succeeded neither because nor in spite of her background, but because the US is actually a diverse and inclusive society where anyone can succeed, ie it’s not the terrible racist hellhole claimed by the loons of the left.”

    I see. I must have missed that bit where you all voted for Trump then… I must have missed that bit where you gave Barack Obama dog’s abuse claiming he was born in Kenya, claiming he’s a Muslim, claiming Michelle Obama was a “man”… I must have missed that bit about the KKK being active again… I must have missed Richard B Spastic, sorry, Spencer’s comment on Trump’s election – “Heil Trump”, anyone?

    Get in the fucking sea.

  3. “Honey badger your little honey badgers have to be adults or old teenagers since you claim to be in your fifties. I am concern about your big husband though. If he beats me up he might have a heart attack.”

    Never mind BIG honey Badger. The little Honey Badgers are already developing a taste for far-right lunatic blood…

  4. “””…he was born in Kenya….””

    But he was born in Kenya. What,s the problem ? Don,t you like diversity ? Why US president have to be born in the US ?

  5. Awww honey badger that didn’t even scratch the surface, I still feel rather left out. I see you have conveniently forgotten your earlier jibes at my background and my not understanding racism etc given my family make up but I forgive you. If you or your imaginary husband ever want to call past mine for a brew feel free (easy to find me via my blog) you will surely get a warm welcome. I’d imagine I can remember from my past life in Liverpool how to behave with the rough working class housing type you proclaim to be….oh and I’ll hide the wife what with her being of foreign extraction and rather a righty she may upset you….one lump or two?

  6. Kenyan? So he married you for a Visa? What a trooper. Hope his blood thinners are managed properly. Don’t want him to bleed everywhere.

    You do realise Richard Spencer is a progressive? A racist one sure but a progressive notheless.

  7. Never mind BIG honey Badger. The little Honey Badgers are already developing a taste for far-right lunatic blood…

  8. “”…Kenyan? So he married you for a Visa?…””

    No, I am Kremlin troll and sometimes Putin want to have small talk and tells me and other Kremlin trolls how things really are.

  9. Why are y’all talking to it?

    – – –

    Sarah J seems to be a perfect hire for the NYT. In fact, she’s like a new chapter-heading in the Book of Left versus Right. She marks the day when the NYT decided to no longer tiptoe around its extreme progressive position.

    For a long time, media people and institutions on both sides have tried to maintain a sort of “nice” facial neutrality in this war – being obviously on one side or the other, but speaking the fiction that they are neutral reporters of life instead of campaign workers for one side. We’ve all derided it as insincere.

    Now, the NYT has firmly and finally declared explicitly that they are on the side of the anti-white racists. They always have been – so now it’s nice to see the beginnings of some honesty on their part.

    It’s like the long-awaited declaration of war after years of border skirmishes. We ought to be thanking them for finally declaring their position, so we can get on with destroying them.

  10. To be fair. Black Americans experience positive discrimination, at least concerning tertiary education. Asian Americans experience negative discrimination in that field. I deduce that the lady is Asian.
    Perhaps if discrimination on the grounds of race were ended we’d all be better off.

  11. Black Americans experience positive
    Asian Americans experience negative

    Eastern Europeans experience neutral

    Can we agree that entire Planet Earth think that anglos are mad and we must get rid from them with their self inventeted boogeymans like witches, racists or nazis.

  12. You seem to have acquired a right mellivorina here, with your new found friend, TimN. Tedious isn’t the word for it.

  13. bobby b on August 4, 2018 at 10:52 pm said:
    Why are y’all talking to it?

    Precisely. HB needs to see mental health intervention asap.
    Spending all night pounding the keyboard sending aggressive blog comments is not helping. She needs professional help, and some sleep.

  14. Sarah J seems to be a perfect hire for the NYT. In fact, she’s like a new chapter-heading in the Book of Left versus Right. She marks the day when the NYT decided to no longer tiptoe around its extreme progressive position.

    Well said.
    My feelings exactly.
    The NYT is one of the few newspapers that is making a quid.
    Their Trump-bashing put their subscriber numbers through the roof.
    They’ll get a tonne of fresh subscribers from hiring this cow.
    First & foremost they’ve to make a profit.

    Of course this comes at the expense of their reputation.
    You can’t eat reputation.
    The NYT has declared they’re now a clone of a shrill intolerant lefty uni newspaper.

  15. @Steve at the Pub

    “The contempt I feel for this slut is beyond measure.
    As is my contempt for the New York Times.”

    It’s the same NYT that employed a certain Walter Duranty, back in the day, to whitewash an actual genocide as it was happening. So they are arguably still on the benign side of their spectrum, if only because Americans keep clinging to those guns.

  16. “Precisely. HB needs to see mental health intervention asap.
    Spending all night pounding the keyboard sending aggressive blog comments is not helping. She needs professional help, and some sleep.”

    Good morning!

    I trust you all slept well? I certainly did. The other Honey Badgers and I had a lovely meal last night of GAMMON.

    Dear, Steve in the Pub who is still nursing his half a bitter and sending the rest of the pub into a coma. The only one with mental health issues is YOU, you pig-felching, sister-fucking howler at the moon.

    Oh, and Newman? At least I don’t look like a demented, inbred chipmunk. I mean, Christ Almighty! If there were awards based on how stupid you look, you’d win every single time. You are the reason why incest is illegal in the UK.

  17. “You seem to have acquired a right mellivorina here, with your new found friend, TimN. Tedious isn’t the word for it.”

    This from a bloke who claims to live in Spain. A typical Brexiter? You bet your ass! The bloke is a mouthy gobshite who was fed up of people ignoring him in Britain that he’s now gone to bore the pants of the ex-pats along the Costas. I mean, he thinks the country is being ruined by immigration yet he pisses off to Spain, thus making him an immigrant.

    You can;t make these people up…

  18. “Awww honey badger that didn’t even scratch the surface, I still feel rather left out. I see you have conveniently forgotten your earlier jibes at my background and my not understanding racism etc given my family make up but I forgive you. If you or your imaginary husband ever want to call past mine for a brew feel free (easy to find me via my blog) you will surely get a warm welcome. I’d imagine I can remember from my past life in Liverpool how to behave with the rough working class housing type you proclaim to be….oh and I’ll hide the wife what with her being of foreign extraction and rather a righty she may upset you….one lump or two?”

    If I was to come round and see you, Fud, no offence like but I’ll leave my car at home. Don’t want the wheels being pinched now, do we? And when was this past life? Nineteenth century? Eighteenth century? In your over-fertile imagination?

    By the way, you think I haven’t gone to town on you? Not as hard as yo have gone to town on yourself with your thick-as-fuck comments.

  19. Come on, guys, lay off Honey Badger and her dear husband Petruchio. Why are you abusing her like this?

  20. Honey. There’s people here know what I do in Spain. You’re heading towards making yourself look even more of an idiot than than you have, already.

  21. I think you’re all racists against Honey Badgers. It’s the only explanation. Why else would you be expressing opinions of which she does not approve?

  22. I’d say she (if it is a she) is typical of some of the more strident voices of the left (and right) Very likely lives a small insignificant life with very little experience of the world outside its immediate circle. The more one experiences, the less sure one is of one’s own opinions. Knowledge brings doubt. The more you know, the more you realise what you don’t. There’s that Rumsfeld quote. “..there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know.” We start from the first & live in the second. But we are in a perpetual voyage into the third. Don’t suppose the badgerer has got past first base.

  23. HoneyB your husband called, his batteries need changing.

    Also the little honeyBs need the kitty litter changed.

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