After several tweets surfaced showing New York Times’ newest editorial board member, Sarah Jeong, putting her anti-white sentiment on full display, the paper put out a statement in defense of Jeong. Right on cue, the “Republicans pounce” angle started in some media circles, with HuffPost editor-in-chief and New York Times alum Lydia Polgreen going as far as to say Jeong’s racist tweets exposed a “troubling trend” on the “far right.” This take from Yahoo News is right up there among media candidates to be inducted into the “Republicans Pounce” Hall of Fame:
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) August 3, 2018
“What they call ‘anti-white’ tweets”?
Yeah, it's really questionable whether these are 'anti-white'… pic.twitter.com/692WTLUEJ4
— Angela (@angistweeting) August 3, 2018
The media spin machine sure is predictable.
OLD & BORING: Conservatives "Seize" or "Pounce"!!
NEW & COOL: Right-wingers "target"!!https://t.co/BbTumZZPTp
— justturnright (@justturnright) August 3, 2018
Over what they "call"?
The woman has a dozen tweets over the years talking about how she hates white people. https://t.co/fX7sg22Jfd
— K (@KMBReferee) August 3, 2018
“Anti white” tweets in quotes? For real. This is why you all are fake news.
— Cheryllynn (@cherylscbound) August 3, 2018