Sarah Jeong's tweets are racist but the New York Times was right to not fire her

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I'm going to have to check with our HR department and see if we have the latest fad worked into our employee contracts. The old retroactive "oops I didn't mean to hire that person due to old tweets and now the social media mob is dog piling us all into the dirt" clause.

It feels like this should be a thing now for everyone that could be considered a public figure at a well-known company. If the social media mob has a cause or torch to bear, well then just pick a person, scroll their Twitter feed back to 2013, and pray for a misstep. Expose it and watch 'em burn!

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It happened to James Gunn. Should it have? Nope. Disney knew what they were getting when they hired him. But beyond that, we shouldn't be playing social media judge, jury and executioner when we know nothing about what he believes in today and the circumstances surrounding something as ridiculous as a social media post.

But the mob won this battle and Gunn was fired, and this era of social media lynchings is snowballing. Yesterday, the New York Times announced that they had hired Sarah Jeong to join their editorial board. The New York Times is obviously a very high profile company, and Sarah is a somewhat public figure.

So, of course, the social media hit squad went into action. Immediately after the announcement of her hiring, without missing a beat, some of Sarah's old tweets - three years ago where she tweeted some racist comments about white people - began to surface.

These social media lynchings have got to stop. It's tearing our country apart. Should she have been fired? Nope, and the New York Times was right when they issued a statement yesterday defending their hire. Firing her would only encourage this kind of behavior to continue to snowball. You should have seen what this little social media war was doing to us last night. There were actual journalists, some respected and some not so much, actually defending racism.

They were seriously trying to make the case that racism isn't racism as long as it's coming from a minority directed at the majority. That's got to be one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard. Hateful comments are hateful. Bigoted words are bigoted. It doesn't matter what race, religion or creed says them. Hate is hate. But this is the tribal nature we now live in.

These social media lynchings have got to stop. It's tearing our country apart.

Now I don't know Sarah Jeong. Were her comments racist back in 2014? Yes, they were. But I can't testify to who she is today. Maybe the New York Times can. Maybe they can't, and they're just hypocrites. After all, they did fire another journalist, Quinn Norton, earlier this year when old tweets surfaced of her saying slurs about African Americans and gays.

But I do know this, if we're ever going to get through all this, to reach some kind of common ground and actually have a conversation with one another, we have got to stop with the social media mob attacks. Rather than assassination tactics, we need to concentrate on conversations. It's the only way through all this.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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