DesNews, when can we expect a retraction of Mr. Sagers' inexplicable
defense of Sarah Jeong's disgusting racism?
From Breitbart, since it won't be reported here:"The black
leadership coalition Project 21 is speaking out against Sarah Jeong, the New
York Time’s hire for its editorial board, calling her history of
anti-white person slurs on social media “racist” and
“vulgar” and the decision reveals “inconsistency” and
“irresponsibility” in the media outlet’s handling of race
issues.“Ms. Jeong is the recipient of leftist privilege, which
means that whatever she says can and will be forgiven no matter how vile or
racist her actions may have been,” Project 21 Co-Chair Stacy Washington
said.“This is within their purview, but the double-standard is
glaring.”“Sarah Jeong’s comments are antithetical
in an age when we should be moving beyond racism to embrace our greater American
identity,” Project 21 member Rich Holt said in a statement distributed to
the media. “This racist liberal engages in a divisive anti-white narrative
that is just as damaging as black codes and segregation were in the
past.”“As Americans, we need to erase the hyphens that
divide us and embrace our unity under the red, white and blue,” Holt said.
To quote the article: "Sarah Jeong? Turns out those tweets were intended as
a satirical response to the racism, misogyny and vile speech Jeong has
experienced as an outspoken Asian feminist. Were they the right way to go about
the matter? Probably not, and Jeong admits the same. But removing the context of
the tweets is an inappropriate way to skewer an otherwise decent human
being."Actually, there were hundreds of tweets. While she
claimed they were satirical, she never offered an proof. It was a blanket PR
statement that strained credulity. Simply shows how leftists continue to censor
patriots, while not censoring leftists.
Benjamin Franklin said " it is better to be uninformed than misinformed"
None of these cause me outrage, hmm.
Excellent editorial. We need to stop the knee-jerk reactions because people are
being harmed whether physically or emotionally who should not have been. While
the rumor mill was an effective way to spread guile in the past, the internet
does that now on steroids. It has done a lot of good, but even more not so good.
@Zabilde seems to ignore that most people taken down during the initial phase
of the MeToo movement last year were liberals--Weinstein, Spacy, Frankin,
Conyers, etc.I'm appalled that she makes light of Trump's
Access Hollywood bragging. It was highly offensive to me personally, but
apparently some women don't mind being seen as merely an object to be taken
advantage of. (20+ women made claims of sexual harassment against him--I think
it's pretty clear women throwing themselves at him occurs frequently in his
mind, rather than reality).You think Trump asking Russia to find
Hillary's emails was a joke--I think it was a signal. But Trump likes to
think he can get away w/any offensive & provocative comment by saying he was
"just joking" if he's crticized. Intelligent people aren't
fooled.This isn't a right or left thing, despite what people
pretend. It's the result of living in a society that demands news 24/7
& which has now elevated social media & talk show hosts (which is
basically all Fox is) above educated & trained journalists & news
anchors.This is why I don't do Facebook anymore, & why I
watch PBS & Lester Holt. To me, Morning Joe isn't much better than
Nice try on Sarah Jeong. If any of us had made tweets like that using any other
minority, the context would have been unimportant. Our lives would have been
destroyed. Commenter Zabilde is absolutely correct. You have just
demonstrated leftist double-standards in the media. Why wasn't Roseanne
Barr in your list? (we already know)Next, are you going to try to
rehabilitate Ali Watkins?
Would you - should you - prefer to be outraged or informed?Zabilde
prefers the former. Tsk, tsk.However awkwardly made, the
point of this piece is a good one.
I agree with the original intent of this article. We do live in the age of
outrage. And I find most of it disingenuous. But as with most op. ed. pieces
with the Deseret News, if goes completely of the rails, demonstrating their
leftist bias. The Sarah Jeong example is not an intellectually honest
assessment of all her tweets. But to use James Gunn as an example is insane.
How about you include the 3 most vile examples of Gunn's pedophile and rape
jokes in your article, and let your audience decide whether his tweets are
outrageous. I for one think a healthy society should be outraged by the
normalizing of pedophile and rape jokes!
There's still a double standard at work here, isn't there? Sarah Jeong gets a pass because she's a racial minority, female, and a
feminist, and it was all intended as "satire" anyway. James
Gunn is white and male, and even though he intended his tweets to be humorous he
still gets fired. Even this article seems to be making more excuses
for Jeong than Gunn. It says that both tweets are unacceptable, but the reasons
for thinking before judging Jeong are all related to which PC victim categories
she fits and what her "satirical" intent, while the reasons given for
thinking before judging Gunn are just who his accuser was. Isn't it
relevant that Gunn was also trying to be provocative and humorous - in a word,
“How many of us today would rather be outraged than informed?”
Excellent question, and point taken. I agree with main point of this column. But
I don't buy the excuse that Sarah Jeong gave. She also had virulent
anti-cop tweets. Are they satirical too? As for James Gunn, his old tweets
were abominable. Now, people can and do change, and maybe this tweets can be
forgiven, but not just because of who uncovered them.
Yet the left can't let a supposedly private conversation about how women
throw themselves at then TV and Real estate mogul Trump so blatantly that he
claims he can just grab them. Or an off the cuff joke about asking
the Russians for the Hillary emails means there must have been collusion.Or how young athletes have had their twitter histories searched for off
color things they've said (even just quoting rap lyrics) when they were
teens in HS.The fact is Ms. Jeong made multiple offensively racist
tweets, without context and kept her job. Rosanne makes one offensive tweets
and loses her Show in hours.People cheer the destruction of the
Trump Star for alleged wrong doing while inches away Admitted child molester
Kevin Spacey's star is un touched as is convicted rapist Bill Cosby's
star.Yes, key details were lacking in the foul-ball story but were
clarified almost immediately in the comments when I saw it on FB last week.But mostly this article is about the double standard between the left
and the right. Leftists can say something and gets off with a weak excuse. A
conservative says something and gets slammed with it for years.
Hmmm. Sarah Jeong. James Gunn. Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump. Harvey
Weinstein. Paul Manafort. My Republican neighbor. Your Democrat co-worker. Not saying any of these are innocent or without fault. But, perhaps,
being slow to judgment is a virtue to be especially valued in our day.