Kevin Williamson

Goldberg: On the constant hunt for fresh outrage

Goldberg: On the constant hunt for fresh outrage

It's a perfect mess befitting our imperfect age. The New York Times announced it was hiring a Sarah Jeong to join its editorial board. A respected reporter on technology and the internet, Ms. Jeong is Asian-American.

Nanoseconds later, a number of her objectively racist tweets emerged. "Oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men," reads one. "Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins," she mused in another.

Ms. Jeong, issued a statement explaining that she was satirically "counter-trolling" at racists who attacked...

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