Fox News’ Tucker Carlson let loose during his show on Thursday night, taking a bite out of the New York Times for standing by its newest hire, Sarah Jeong, after racially insensitive tweets resurfaced.
“The New York Times decided to double down on Sarah Jeong’s behalf. Here’s part of the statement the paper sent out about her, ‘Jeong’s journalism and the fact she is a young Asian woman have made her a subject of frequent online harassment. For a period of time she responded to that harassment by imitating that rhetoric of her harassers.’ In other words, it’s not her fault. White racism caused Sarah Jeong’s racism against white people. She is the victim here. Harvard graduate, oppressed person that she is,” he began.
“Some of her many defenders accused her critics of taking her tweets out of context, but that’s not true. We checked. There is no context for these tweets. Sarah Jeong was furious at a race of people and said so on Twitter,” Carlson continued. ” You’d think somewhere on the left, the last responsible person would be cringe at all of this. It’s ugly and awful.”
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I’d say that these tweets were part of her resumè when she applied for the job. pic.twitter.com/CLgFvPeAgM
— Garbage Human (@GarbageHuman_) August 2, 2018
Shortly after Jeong’s hire, Twitter users unearthed old tweets in which she expressed an extreme distaste for white people. (RELATED: NYTimes’ Newest Hire Sent Tons Of Anti-White Racist Tweets)
Carlson added, “What we would like to see though, is some honesty. Let’s stop lying for a minute. What Sarah Jeong said was wrong but only shocking because she expressed it so clearly. In point of fact, her views are commonplace in the American establishment.”