The Verge editorial team, on the bullshit alt-right campaign against newly-hired NYT editorial board member Sarah Jeong:
Online trolls and harassers want us, The Times, and other
newsrooms to waste our time by debating their malicious agenda.
They take tweets and other statements out of context because they
want to disrupt us and harm individual reporters. The strategy is
to divide and conquer by forcing newsrooms to disavow their
colleagues one at a time. This is not a good-faith conversation;
So we’re not going to fall for these disingenuous tactics. And
it’s time other newsrooms learn to spot these hateful campaigns
for what they are: attempts to discredit and undo the vital work
of journalists who report on the most toxic communities on the
internet. We are encouraged that our colleagues at The New York
Times are standing by Sarah in the face of feigned outrage.