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.

There's been a lot of talk about the idea of a (peaceful) "national divorce" as the Left continues to abandon everything that made America what it is. Well, this week's guest on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" is all for that divorce. Michael Malice is the author of "The Anarchist Handbook" and host of the podcast "Your Welcome." He joined Glenn to talk about how an anarchist would peacefully take on America's greatest challenges — with a smile.

"My rights are not up for discussion," Malice told Glenn. He explained why his version of America will save America, and why, in spite of anxious talk of "national divorce," he has so much hope for the future.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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