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Yahoo! Fronts Smear on Racist Tweets by NYT Writer: ‘Alt-Right Targets Journalist Over ‘Anti-White’ Tweets’

Newsbusters [1]
August 4, 2018

Yahoo! writer Hope Schreiber made the site’s front page with her Thursday contribution to the controversy over Sarah Jeong, the New York Times’ new editorial board member covering technology, with a long history of racist anti-white tweets (and harsh jabs at her new colleagues at the Times) [2].

It’s clear from the headline that Yahoo! considers the whole thing a right-wing hit-job against Jeong: “Right-wing websites target New York Times’ new writer over what they call ‘anti-white’ tweets. [3]” Here’s the Yahoo headline as it appeared in the tab for the story: “Alt-right targets journalist over ‘anti-white’ tweets.” Notice that only one description gets the scare quotes, a clue that the headline writer thinks the phrase doesn’t really apply.

Among Jeong’s greatest Twitter “hits”:

From December 2014: “Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins.”

From November 2014: “Dumbass f–king white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”

From July 2014: “Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

Schreiber wrote:

Writer Sarah Jeong joined the New York Times on Wednesday as the lead technology writer for the paper’s editorial board. Following the hiring, right-wing publications such as National Review and the Federalist and alt-right Twitter users scoured through Jeong’s Twitter feed and dug up what they call racist and anti-white tweets from 2013 to early 2015.

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