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More Tweets By New NYT Hire That Would Get A Conservative Fired Come To Light

The growing trend of companies firing people for regrettable social media posts is troubling and ultimately unsustainable. We can only hope that at some point the trend reverses — or that at very least the same standard applied to liberals on past social media offenses will begin to be applied to conservatives. Prime example of the glaring double standard: The New York Times’ new hire Sarah Jeong, whose list of extreme tweets is apparently endless.

The Washington Times has unearthed a few more tweets by Jeong, that, if the ideological and political situation were reversed, would have given The New York Times more pause about hiring her. Jeong is the self-described frontrunner of the “Trump is Hitler” mantra, extreme rhetoric for the violence-prone among the #resistance and an absurd trivialization of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Here are some of the tweets in chronological order that if they were about, say, Barack Obama, The New York Times would probably not have been so enthusiastic about hiring Jeong:

Among the other extreme posts by Jeong The New York Times found forgivable are tweets declaring “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men” and “Dumbass f***ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.” Two other gems: “cops are a***holes” and “kill more men.”

In response, The New York Times defended its decision to hire Jeong, and admitted that it was well aware of her offensive posts. “We had candid conversations with Sarah as part of our thorough vetting process, which included a review of her social media history,” the Times said in a statement last week.

For her part, Jeong sort of apologized for some of the tweets in a statement Thursday, though she made sure to portray herself as a victim of harassment in the process. “While it was intended as satire, I deeply regret that I mimicked the language of my harassers,” she said.

To highlight the double standard held for those on the left and right, TPUSA’s Candace Owens tweeted out a statement straight from Jeong but with different races — and promptly got suspended by Twitter:

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