Sarah Jeong is out at The New York Times Editorial Board.
“Sarah Jeong is no longer part of The New York Times’ editorial board, an editor with the newspaper told CNN on Friday, with the writer maintaining that a tweet she sent this week was not a call for people to “unsubscribe” from the paper.
“Sarah decided to leave the editorial board in August,” deputy editorial board member Kate Kingsbury told CNN on Friday. “But we’re glad to still have her journalism and insights around technology in our pages through her work as a contributor. …
The news regarding Jeong’s status came hours after she raised eyebrows on Twitter over her response to a columnist for The Guardian who urged against people canceling their subscription to the Times. …”
Sarah Jeong was in good standing with the woke crowd at the Times as long as she was enjoying “being cruel to old white men” in its pages.
I’m as frustrated with @nytimes as anyone. But an individual canceling a subscription does nothing. It’s self-indulgent. It’s not a movement or a boycott. Even if it did matter it would hurt many great journalists like @nhannahjones @sarahjeong and @jbouie.— Siva Vaidhyanathan??? (@sivavaid) September 26, 2019
You’re wrong. NYT does pay attention to subscriber cancellations. It’s one of the metrics for “outrage” that they take to distinguish between “real” outrage and superficial outrage. What subscribers say can back up dissenting views inside the paper about what it should do and be.— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) September 27, 2019
I’ve eschewed children and a mortgage exactly so I can have the freedom to follow my conscience. I will not dissuade anyone else from following their conscience as well.— sarah jeong (@sarahjeong) September 27, 2019
It was only when Jeong explained the difference to her fellows SJWs on Twitter between what counts as real outrage and superficial outrage that she had to go. The appropriate metric isn’t racism. It is unsubscribing from the Times.