Steve has written about the vicious anti-white tweets by Sarah Jeong, the latest addition to the New York Times’ board of editors. But Jeong’s hatefulness extends beyond whites. Amber Athey of the Daily Caller calls attention to tweets by Jeong’s about killing men, and also to tweets in which Jeong called for “banning the police” and expressed her animus towards police officers through profanity.
“Cops are a**h***s,” Jeong explained in 2015. She also tweeted “f**k the police” on several occasions over a period of years. One of these tweets included a gif of characters physically attacking a police officer.
The Times ludicrously has defended Jeong’s tweets as satiric responses to hateful tweets by her Twitter adversaries. Perhaps the Times will show us the tweet from a police officer that Jeong was “satirizing” when she called cops “a**h***s.”
As for men, Jeong advocated killing them. In 2014, she tweeted: “kill more men.” She also tweeted that even if only bad men were killed, that would still include all men.
There’s a name for what Jeong was talking about: Genocide. There’s a name for people who write favorably about genocide: Deranged. There’s a place for people this deranged by hatred, and it isn’t on the editorial board of a newspaper.
Or didn’t use to be. Even in the heyday of New York radical chic, sentiments like Jeong’s might get you invited to a cocktail party with Leonard Bernstein, but would not land you on the New York Times’ board of editors. Now, it will.
At this point, it doesn’t matter whether the Times retains or sacks the racist, male-hating genocide-fantasizing Jeong. By hiring her with knowledge of her tweets and then standing by her, the Times has told us all we need to know. It has told us that it wants a male-hating, white-hating, sicko on its editorial board.
Firing Jeong now would just be an attempt by the Times to save face — a face that ought not be saved.