You Need to Read This About Sarah Jeong of the New York Times

If these allegations against Jeong are true, the New York Times should fire her.

The New York Times has hired a tech writer named Sarah Jeong, who is being attacked for a number of racist tweets in the past. She claims she was only posting them sarcastically responding to racism and harassment directed against her. I won't delve into her state of mind and will take her at her word. I am also opposed to firing people because of past tweets.

But you need to read this piece about Sarah Jeong from a lady in China who helped Jeong with a story. The lady claims Jeong and Vice News, who then employed Jeong, agreed not to delve into the woman's personal relationships. As the woman explains, in China the relationship issue involving her could see her ruined. The authorities would look unkindly on it if it got attention.

Vice agreed and Jeong spent time with the woman. After returning stateside, Vice and Jeong then demanded the woman talk to them about her relationship and threatened to expose her. The woman had no recourse against them and, in the ensuing coverage, the Chinese authorities turned against her and punished her.

This is deeply, deeply disturbing and the New York Times should, in fact, investigate this. Forget the Twitter trolls. At a time the New York Times and other outlets are claiming to be under attack from President Trump and at a time they claim their freedoms are in jeopardy, the Times should not be supporting anyone who not only ruined a person's life, but did so with apparently impunity.

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fettiplacebellers
fettiplacebellers

if this is true, she has found the right home

heimdall
heimdall

Vice News i have no idea what could be a better business name for the goebellized media

Vandalii
Vandalii

This is the danger with bully pulpits - anyone can have them if they are famous enough. Messengers are not required to be responsible or truthful, just noteworthy.

Folks in the USA are relatively insulated from/ignorant of actual international and cultural events and nuances. We're fed a steady diet of whatever the MSM wants to spin. So when MSM closes ranks while Jeong chooses to stomp on some poor "nobody" and claim Vice is the victim, most US readership takes MSM's word for it, never bothering to challenge it. After all, it's just some gal over in Communist China that got trashed, outed and ruined, right? Why should I personally care? Well, that's what American society appears to have devolved into.

NY Times continues to show its inability to be a news organization hiring this bat-sh*t crazy Korean (by genetics, obviously not by life experience) as an "expert on Asian affairs". Her racism is not just against white guys, appears to cross-culturally extend into other Asian genres as well. What a piece of work!

Conservative Shrink
Conservative Shrink

Jamesbo Have you been hiding under a rock? There's a person called Mueller that has been conducting an investigation for over a year. I'm okay with conducting an investigation on Trump. We also need to do one on Obama & Clinton if you truly are looking to hold politicians accountable for lies and damaging people. My guess is you just hate Trump and have no intention of looking at wrongdoing by anyone else. Trump says some things we can agree/disagree with, do things we agree/disagree with. So far his policies have been really beneficial for most. That's why he will be reelected.

jamesbo
jamesbo

How bout investigating all the lies, slander and conspiracy theories, gas light trump constantly spews out of his serpentine mouth, which has hurt countless people, and ruined innocent lives!!! He should be FIRED, FINED, AND LOCKED UP!!!!