Last year, I canceled my long-time subscription to the new york times.
Though I had become more and more unhappy with the times’ degeneration from an at least somewhat neutral source of information to a propaganda arm of Democrats and the hard left (often one and the same), I was still getting it delivered…until the times hired sarah jeong and placed her on its editorial board.
sarah jeong is a flat out racist and hater. She has no business being anywhere near the editorial board of a creditable publication.
My blog of August 2, 2018 laid this out pretty clearly, by putting up a series of tweets from jeong, which I pulled from Amber Athey’s article at dailycaller.com. Here they are again:
But the times, knowing this, hired her anyway.
That was the last straw for me. I canceled my subscription to this so-called newspaper (though I retain a subscription to its crossword puzzle) and have not regretted it for even one minute since.
And now, a year later? We have this, from CNN’s Brian Stelter:
Oliver Darcy emails: Sarah Jeong is no longer a member of the NYT editorial board. A spokesperson for NYT told me Jeong is no longer an employee, but has shifted to being a contracted contributor for NYT Opinion. “Sarah decided to leave the editorial board in August,” said Kate Kingsbury, deputy editorial page editor, “but we’re glad to still have her journalism and insights around technology in our pages through her work as a contributor.”
In other words, after a year of this overt, in-your-face hatemonger being on its editorial board, the times did not fire jeong, she left of her own accord – “but we’re glad to still have her journalism and insights around technology in our pages through her work as a contributor.”
I would like to thank the times for reminding me, again, of just how far it has sunk and how right I was to get rid of it.