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New York Times’ Hire Sparks Double Standard Debate

The New York Times is standing by its newest editorial board hire of tech writer Sarah Jeong, despite some questionable tweets about white men. Many equated Jeong’s statements to controversial writings by Kevin Williamson and Quinn Norton, both of whom lost their jobs before they barely began. Is there a double standard?

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Tom Fielder of Boston University, former WBZ News Director Matt Ellis, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.

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