On Thursday, New York Times feature writer Elizabeth Williamson has been forced to apologize for having tweeted out disapproving feelings regarding new Times editorial board hire Sarah Jeong. Jeong became the subject of national controversy last week after dozens of anti-white tweets resurfaced, and the Times defended her despite her non-apology.
Williamson originally tweeted out a column from the Times’ Bret Stephens, with the comment, “Here’s @BretStephensNYT offering a classy welcome to a colleague who has yet to prove she dserves one.” Jeong’s tweets, it should be noted, weren’t merely anti-white — she had routinely ripped into the Times over the years.
Nonetheless, it was Williamson who had to say sorry after tweeting, not Jeong. She tweeted:
It’s unclear whether the Times pressured Williamson to apologize, or whether she caved to the baying of the Twitter outrage mob. In any case, the irony of an apology from someone criticizing Jeong but not Jeong herself is telling evidence of the perverse mentality of the Times itself.