The New York Times Hired A Racist Troll And Defended Her

The New York Times is under fire after announcing the hiring of Sarah Jeong. Over two years Jeong made a serious of racist statements, in one instance calling white people “groveling goblins” among other offensive terms.

The New York Times says this was just trolling and that she won’t do this again, but they also mention that they knew she had made the posts. This is in stark contrast to the firing of Quinn Norton who did not make direct racist statements like Jeong yet was fired following a controversy over her use of certain words.

So is this NYT being hypocrites or have outrage mob tactics stopped working?