Category Archives: Social Commentary

Sarah Jeong

Her hire by the NYT editorial board seems to have become the story of the day. Thoughts from Robbie Soave.

[Friday-afternoon update]

The New York Times stands by its decision to hire Josef Stalin as part of its editorial board.

I have to say that the Babylon Bee is giving The Onion a run for its money lately.

[Bumped]

[Update a few minutes later]

No, it wasn’t just a few hateful tweets. She seems like kind of an awful person. And hey, NYT, you want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump.

[Update a couple minutes later]

And more thoughts from Andrew Sullivan. Yes, she is a racist, easily recognizable as such by anyone not insanely leftist. Or if she’s not, she certainly does a great impersonation.

[Update Saturday morning]

Jim Treacher: The NYT has the right to hire racists. Yes, they’re finally being more transparent.

[Sunday-morning update]

Sarah Jeong is a sign of something very wrong with the Left:

Jeong was just exploring the space of this privileged position, secure that she could say just about anything without fear of blowback. Indeed, she had many defenders who refused to even acknowledge the possibility of another point of view about what she’d said. When you start from the premise that one group of people can’t be offended, you naturally wind up at the conclusion that anyone who says otherwise is being dishonest.

And that, leftists, is how you get more Trump. I’ve observed for decades that white men, and particularly Christians, is the last acceptable form of bigotry. Except they’re not accepting it any more.

Hey, Media!

You started it:

Every television show you watch, every movie, every woman’s magazine, every comedian, and, yes, every news program tells you you suck. Your country sucks. Your culture sucks. Your religion and your morals suck. And you personally are one of those dumb-ass racists who clings to his Bible and talks funny.

If you believe your country should vet its immigrants, you’re racist. If you voted for Donald Trump, you’re racist. If you make a joke about Barack Obama on Facebook, you’re racist twice. If you think motherhood is a woman’s highest calling, you’re sexist. If you take it ill when Islamists blow you up in the name of their nasty little god, you’re Islamophobic. If you know that a man is a man even if he says he’s a woman, you’re transphobic. If you think it’s fair to debate whether homosexual actions are moral or not, you’re homophobic.

Every day. From every outlet. All the time. And now people are angry. Wonder why.

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger says he told Trump his anti-press rhetoric could lead to violence. But the media’s anti-Trump rhetoric already has led to violence: public officials rat-packed and bullied, Trump supporters harassed, White House spokes-lady Sarah Sanders having to live under guard. And yet when Sanders pointed this out to Look-At-Me-I’m-Jim Acosta, Acosta stormed out of the room. Hell, if he doesn’t want to hear the truth, he could just stay home and watch CNN.

Trump didn’t create antipathy to the press. He just tapped into it. I’d have done the same thing, but less crudely. After all, it’s what bloggers have been doing for many years now.

Irony

I and others have been pointing this out since Trump was elected, and it just continues to get worse:

So, you think that there’s a bumbling madman in the White House who is Literally Hitler, and that the military is made up of reactionary goons who swear fealty to this guy, and the police of the nation are engaged in a coordinated conspiracy to straight-up murder oppressed minorities…and also those are the only people who should have guns. Your worldview is wack.

No kidding.

[Afternoon update]

OK, Andrea Mitchell, I wish you loons could make up your minds. Is Trump Hitler, or is he Stalin?