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.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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