She was hired, they say, for her expertise on law, technology, internet culture -- and white people.
That’s her job description.
Well, okay, I added the “white people” part, though the more you read about Sarah Jeong, the recent editorial hire at The New York Times, the more you realize that she is mostly about defining people by race. That’s her real specialty and if you happen to be “white,” you do not want to run into her in a dark alley.
Nor on twitter, where she says – and this is just a sample of a theme that gets worse and worse tweet by tweet over the years. So she writes --
“It’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”
You got a problem with that? Nope, not the Times. Or this – “Dumbass f---ing white people.” No again, not the Times.
With views like that, she fits right in. For all we know, she was chosen by the Times BECAUSE of those views.
Anything in those tweets about Israel, or, for the Times, all of that is already covered in her wide-net hostility for all “white people?”
True enough that we come in all colors, but at the Times, Jews can always expect Special Consideration and Jeong, expert that she is, can surely spot any one of us from a mile off.
Jeong is 30, so apparently, it’s just another millennial expressing herself…and I’ve just noticed something. She enjoys being cruel to “old white men.”
What’s wrong with our women?
Does anyone remember Martin Luther King challenging us to judge a person by the content of character and not by the color of skin? Or didn’t they teach her that at Berkeley?
Somehow, Jeong has her defenders. The website Vox, like the Times, finds nothing especially filthy about her filthy mind…as many of us define smut.
Some of us feel that the lady is a tramp and ought to be restrained from writing anything ever again, except for whatever goes on the walls of public washrooms.
Shock jock Don Imus – remember him? For decades, outside of Howard Stern, Imus was king of talk radio.
Then one day he slipped up, used the wrong choice of words about a certain group, black people, and got fired. He came back, but only after months of groveling and apologizing. He had to undergo months of penance, retraining and reconditioning mostly from the pulpit of Rev. Al Sharpton, himself, as some would say, a bigot and an anti-Semite.
No contrition required from the Times …only some remorse, from Jeong, but only for getting caught.
Caught being what? A bigot. Is there any other way to describe her? I can’t think of anything. For the Times and its fellow travelers, it just doesn’t matter.
After all, this is about “white people,” for whom “the chickens have come home to roost,” to quote Obama’s loquacious pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
As we get the message, for we “white people,” there is no hope, no chance, no place for us in the new world order as imagined by the young and the restless Socialist Democrats.
Apparently, Times columnist Bret Stephens drew the short straw. No self-respecting journalist would volunteer to write a piece that fully supports and exonerates someone like Jeong -- but he did, and under what pressures from the top? His blandishments for her were far-out ridiculous.
Management needed someone to “take one for the team,” and Stephens got picked. Team player, yes, but at what price to a man’s reputation? Jeong’s we already know.
It’s a different universe over there on the Left. But where shall we go, since the rest of us are not wanted?
If I’m the last man out, I will remember to turn off the lights.
New York-based bestselling American novelist Jack Engelhard writes regularly for Arutz Sheva.
He is the author of the international book-to-movie bestseller “Indecent Proposal” and most recently the two inside journalism thrillers “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “News Anchor Sweetheart, Hollywood Edition.” Engelhard is the recipient of the Ben Hecht Award for Literary Excellence. Website: www.jackengelhard.com