The Verge — the site which threw a hissy-fit over that satirical “interview” CRTV did with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because it “blurred the lines” between fake news and satire — is suddenly worried about having “good faith conversations.”
The Verge on backlash to the Times' Sarah Jeong hire: "This is not a good-faith conversation, it’s intimidation." https://t.co/mjfP9Q8e3v
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) August 2, 2018
A total of six editors went to bat for their colleague Jeong, saying that the “abusive backlash” inspired by her racist tweets “is dishonest and outrageous.” They write:
Online trolls and harassers want us, the Times, and other newsrooms to waste our time by debating their malicious agenda. They take tweets and other statements out of context because they want to disrupt us and harm individual reporters. The strategy is to divide and conquer by forcing newsrooms to disavow their colleagues one at a time. This is not a good-faith conversation; it’s intimidation.
Um, who was doing years worth of online “trolling” (to put it generously)? And besides, The New York Times has said in a statement that it vetted all of Jeong’s old tweets and was cool with her explanation. So what is this “malicious agenda” of which they speak?
Even conservative Kevin Williamson, who was driven out of a gig with The Atlantic by a social media mob campaign, wrote today that “the Times … should resist the social-media mob campaign to have her dismissed. It is up to institutions to hold the line against mass hysteria and the mob mentality of social media.”
Remember the time Sarah Jeong and the editors of The Verge went to bat for Kevin Williamson?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 2, 2018
Weird. I missed that good faith conversation we were supposed to have with The Atlantic https://t.co/5LuHexkx6Z
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 2, 2018
Wow it's so weird how you guys just came to this conclusion now eh? And not at any time in the last few years?
— Says Who (@dryinyaeye) August 2, 2018
This is an interesting tweet that never comes out when Conservative personnel are attacked.
— US Army Vet (@USArmyVetMN) August 2, 2018
Sarah Jeong should not be fired from the NY Times
Posting pics of her former tweets is not 'intimidation'
— Chris Bieszad (@ChrisBieszad) August 2, 2018
"Intimidation," which today is code for the left to justify a counter-attack by any means necessary.
— Federalist Musket ?? (@Patriot_Musket) August 2, 2018
Once again, accuse the other side of that which you are guilty
— Carnage (@Carnage057) August 2, 2018
These are the rules your side created. Sucks when you have to play by your own rules.
— Doc in Alaska (@cguild55) August 2, 2018
What was it when it happened to Kevin Williamson?
— Rosco Roberts (@RoscoRoberts1) August 2, 2018
LOL. I guarantee Sarah Jeong will last longer at the NYT than Kevin Williamson ever lasted at The Atlantic.
— stgreene61 (@stgreene61) August 2, 2018
New York Times subscribers are already putting pressure on the paper to purge itself of those new “conservative” hires, Bret Stephenson and Bari Weiss. They like their paper ideologically pure.
Perfect example of the new rules that the libs initiated. See how it can go both ways? Get used to it. We warned you that you wouldn't like it when it got flipped on you. But you didn't listen. Oh well…
— 1GuyzOpinion (@1GuyzOpinion) August 2, 2018
The left never engages in good faith conversation. They scream that everyone that disagrees with them is a racist and then they throw bodily fluids at them.
— full time American ? (@oneluckyms) August 2, 2018
Quick someone ask @MarkDuplass if they (left) acts in "good faith conversations"? Pot meet kettle.
— Earl Hill (@EHill73) August 2, 2018
Alternative headline: Newsrooms must stand up to targeted campaign of harassment *when it’s against liberals
— Sheila Maupin (@Maupsh) August 2, 2018
If you can cite one example of a non-liberal being part of a 'good-faith' conversation before they were hounded out of their job….I'll listen.
Otherwise, this is glorified excusing of double standards.
— Small Gov Lizard (@smallgovlizard) August 2, 2018
So….. she’s our friend, she agrees with us, we don’t like the people that brought the attention of the public to her racist tweets, so noting her racist tweets is “bad faith”.
— SMOD C137 (@PaulWDrake) August 2, 2018
Good faith, huh. https://t.co/iGz0frIUFO
— BT (@back_ttys) August 2, 2018
To every journalist attempting to spin this, just so you understand, this is why the media is losing credibility.
— james (@thelook01) August 2, 2018
? rules change daily with you people depending on the offender. It's pathetic.
— Russian Bot (@11n11a11d11) August 2, 2018
Oh. I would argue saying racist things is malicious. Not pointing out those racist tweets/statements.
But what do I know? Maybe I am not "woke" like you.
— Mark Rubello (@MarkRubello) August 2, 2018
It is always projection with you clowns, eh? Sane, logical, normal people point out the nasty, mean, racist ranting tweets of a member of your club and you circle the wagons and insist that rightful outrage is somehow racist, bigoted, and beyond the pale.
— Dragon Soup, Inc. (@Qin_Jiushao) August 2, 2018
We'll remember this next time the Verge calls for a right-wing/conservative columnist to be fired for nasty tweets.
— Skyler (@skyl3ragain) August 2, 2018
Always got the leftist cult defending racism when it comes from their own. the "tolerant" left is a bunch of hypocrites.
— Skyler (@evo4g63t) August 2, 2018
I thought intimidating racists and eradicating racism was a societal goal?
— Chris G (@ChrisGeeTwo) August 2, 2018
So it's suddenly wrong to intimidate & deplatform unhinged racist bigots…huh, the left can never make up their minds. Then again, the way they've rallied around that vile bigot is a pretty strong of indictment of the left.
— Lisa W ❌ (@Go_Wildcats2018) August 2, 2018
I am confused. Her harassers made her a racist? They made her write racist stuff?
— OPA (@ObservatoireUS) August 2, 2018
It's kinda like alcohol. You're not supposed to be held responsible for being a racist when you get drunk and lose those inhibitions.
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) August 2, 2018
I'd respect these people a lot more if they admitted to believing they're entitled to be shitty people, and only journalists should be allowed to destroy the lives and careers of others.
— BT (@back_ttys) August 2, 2018
BACKFIRE! New Yorker food writer serves up ROTTEN defense of Sarah Jeong (and BURNS the Left in the process) https://t.co/8idlvREHn9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 2, 2018