NY Times Defends Hiring Writer With History Of Inflammatory Tweets

Right wing racist trolls on the attack! – accusing everyone else of being racist NY Times Defends Hiring Writer With History Of Inflammatory Tweets

On Wednesday, the NY Times announced that it had hired Verge senior writer Sarah Jeong to join its editorial board to write about technology. By Thursday morning, old Tweets from Jeong—including “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins”—circulated, prompting headlines like “Newest Member of NYT Editorial Board Has History of Racist Tweets.” [ more › ]