"The New York Times Editorial Board is composed of journalists with wide-ranging areas of expertise. Their primary responsibility is to write the editorials, which represent the voice of the board, its editor and the publisher."
Got that? Sarah will be "the voice of the board, its editor and the publisher."
Born in South Korea, Sarah grew up in North Carolina and California. She’s both a journalist and a lawyer. As a student at Harvard Law School, she edited the Journal of Law & Gender and worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She was a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale for 2016 and was named to Forbes 30 under 30 for Media in 2017. She’s written for The Atlantic, Vice’s Motherboard, The Washington Post, and The New York Times Magazine.
Sarah lives in Portland, Oregon, and will be writing for The Times from there. She’ll pay The Times a visit in the early fall, and we hope you’ll all join us in welcoming her then.
Portland, Oregon? That explains a lot!
You have to ask yourself, were these tweets were part of her resumè when she applied for the job?
I grabbed these screenshots from Twitter so you can see them. They’re some of her greatest hits.
Makes you wonder if NYT actually did see these tweets.
Wait, what are we saying, you know they did … in fact, it could be one of the reasons they hired her.
She wasn’t trying to be edgy, it seems she really doesn’t like white people, that should technically make her a racist -- but I digress.
The Times isn’t even trying to be civil and sane anymore.
I wonder if she has the guts to do this with black people or homosexuals?
As you would expect, the Times pooh-poohs Jeong's racism and blames it on "frequent online harassment" because she's a young Asian woman.
But then the Times does a 180 and writes, "she understand that this type of rhetoric is not acceptable at the Times." They admit "this type of rhetoric is not acceptable." Go figure?
From the Times perspective, she didn't do anything wrong.
However, at the Times she better be a little more circumspect with her opinions in writing. It's OK for her to express them around the paper and at the bar after work.-- she just can't express herself quite so freely on social media.
Posted by Parker Shannon on August 1, 2018