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Trump Jr. Blasts The New York Times After More Bigoted Tweets Revealed
Donald Trump Jr.
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Donald Trump Jr. slammed The New York Times on Tuesday after more tweets from their employees were revealed that featured homophobic and racially charged statements.

The tweets came from New York Times fact-checker Gina Chérélus, who Newsmax TV host John Cardillo said had “a nearly decade long history of reprehensible racist and homophobic Tweets.”

The tweets from Chérélus featured homophobic and racial slurs as well as animus toward other racial groups dating back several years ago.

The tweets come after Breitbart News reported last month that one of The New York Times’ top editors — Tom Wright-Piersanti — had published multiple anti-Semitic tweets.

“Another day, another bigot exposed at the @nytimes. Are they ever going to do anything to address the rampant hatred at their paper?” Trump Jr. tweeted.

In other tweets, Chérélus said, “I’m not saying all Asians aren’t able, but this can really cause you to make hasty generalizations,” and “Say what you want, but I hate going to Asian nail salons. They feel fucking entitled, and don’t know anything but basic ghetto shit.”

Other tweets from Chérélus featured homophobic slurs:

Other tweets featured racial slurs used against Hispanics and people who are Japanese:

The New York Times had to face charges of racism against white people last year after they hired Sarah Jeong to be on their editorial board and numerous bigoted tweets from her were unearthed and instantly went viral.

The Daily Caller reported on just a few of the tweets:

“Dumbass f**king white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants,” she tweeted in 2014.

Another tweet reads, “oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get from being cruel to old white men.”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson highlighted other examples of racist tweets from Jeong in a segment on his show:

Here are some examples of her tweets:


At one point, Jeong tweeted a crude graph claiming that as whiteness increased so did awful. Later she said that white people smell like dogs.

Here’s another one:

“White people have stopped breeding. You’ll all go extinct soon. That was my plan all along.”

The newspaper responded to Jeong’s tweets in a statement: “Her journalism and the fact that 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 the rhetoric of her harassers.”

“In other words, it’s not her fault, white racism caused Sarah Jeong’s racism against white people. She’s the victim here, Harvard graduate oppressed person that she is,” Carlson later said on his show. “Some of Jeong’s many defenders in the press accused her critics of taking her tweets out of context. But that’s not true, we checked. There’s no context for these tweets. Sarah Jeong was furious at an entire race of people and she said so on Twitter.”

The latest tweets to surface that show bigoted views from employees at The New York Times come after “Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the New York Times, said recently that, after the Mueller report, the paper has to shift the focus of its coverage from the Trump-Russia affair to the president’s alleged racism,” The Washington Examiner reported.

The resurfaced tweets come after The New York Times has received several straight days of intense media scrutiny after the newspaper published a smear article on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and chose to exclude exculpatory information from their report.

The allegation, contained in a new book, was published by The New York Times on Sunday: “We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. Ramirez’s allegation. A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”

The Federalists’ Mollie Hemingway noted: “The book notes, quietly, that the woman Max Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event. Seems, I don’t know, significant.”

The New York Times was later forced to issue a correction to their reporting: “An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.”

The reporters at The New York Times who wrote the smear article then made numerous media appearances trying to blame their editors for the latest scandal on the newspaper’s lap.

President Donald Trump slammed The New York Times late on Tuesday for blaming its editors for the smear article, tweeting: “The New York Times is now blaming an editor for the horrible mistake they made in trying to destroy or influence Justice Brett Kavanaugh. It wasn’t the editor, the Times knew everything. They are sick and desperate, losing in so many ways!”

The New York Times has also has also faced recent scandals over anti-Semitic cartoons it has published and over offensive tweets about 9/11, Mao Zedong, and sexual assault.

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