A New York Times writer was shouted down by leftists after she called out her editorial board’s racist new hire Sarah Jeong.
Infowars-obsessed writer Elizabeth Williamson was forced to delete a tweet Thursday criticizing Jeong after a Twitter mob descended on her.
In the supposedly offensive tweet, Williamson promoted an opinion piece from colleague Bret Stephens while commenting, “Here’s @BretStephensNYT offering a classy welcome to a colleague who has yet to prove she deserves one.”
As The Wrap explains, “An outraged mob of Jeong defenders swiftly swarmed the tweet, generating hundreds of comments.”
Two hours later, Williamson deleted her tweet and issued an apology.
I just deleted my earlier tweet about this column. It was inappropriate. I apologize. https://t.co/Z6tNMHHzMD
— Elizabeth Williamson (@NYTLiz) August 9, 2018
“I just deleted my earlier tweet about this column. It was inappropriate. I apologize,” wrote Williamson.
The Wrap notes it’s unclear whether Williamson’s tweet violated The Times’ social media guidelines for journalists.
However, Williamson’s tweet was nowhere near as inappropriate as those published by Jeong, who made numerous hateful statements against white people, police officers and men in general.
“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins,” the former Verge editor wrote in one tweet.
“Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men,” Jeong wrote in another racist tweet.
Jeong apologists rallied in her defense, condemning Williamson:
I hope you'll apologize to @sarahjeong specifically.
— Catherine Andrews (@candrews) August 9, 2018
Maybe instead of issuing this lame non-specific mea culpa, you apologize to the colleague you just took a totally unnecessary swipe at?
— Eli Wolfe (@EliWolfe4) August 9, 2018
it was up for over two hours you're just pissed about the ratio
— “Celia” (@_celia_bedelia_) August 9, 2018
— Yo yMisKosas (@Yoymiskosas) August 9, 2018
Too late, the entire Internet has seen it by now. Do the words "hostile work environment" mean anything to you, since the meaning of showing class clearly eludes you?
— Principia wants this service to ban Nazis (@Principia) August 9, 2018
Ya you're so obviously sorry about it that's why you're still pushing the same shitty piece about it
— Triple Meat Whataburger Weedle (@weedlewobble) August 9, 2018
I'm sure she'll forgive you even though you've yet to prove you deserve it
— Katelyn Gadd (@antumbral) August 9, 2018
ironically, revealing that you absolutely do not deserve a column
— Halifax Socialist 🌹 (@HfxNSCanTweets) August 9, 2018
You’re bad at your job
— Michael Wayne Harris (@miwayha) August 9, 2018