Nikole Hannah-Jones, the founder of the revisionist history 1619 Project apparently doxxed a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon after a story was published that exposed the details concerning the debate among New York Times staff members over the forced resignation of Donald McNeil Jr., a science writer for the publication.
According to the Post Millennial, Hannah-Jones felt like she needed to punish Aaron Siribarium for daring to ask her a question about a racial slur she used. This same slur is what got her colleague booted from the publication.
Sibarium, who wrote the article for the Free Beacon, asked Hannah-Jones about the specific incident that led to McNeil getting tossed off the paper. According to him, the whole thing started when McNeil chaperoned a science trip for teenagers to Peru.
An exchange ensued between McNeil and a student in which the student asked him if another student should be suspended for using the “n-word.” When McNeil addressed the situation he used that term. The Daily Beast recently drudged up this incident, and that’s what led to McNeil being forced out at the NYT.
Dean Baquet, an executive editor, reportedly fired off an email to the staff explaining the rationale behind why McNeil was forced to resign, stating that “We do not tolerate racist language regardless of intent.”
This is the incident that Sirbarium asked Hannah-Jones about, along with her own usage of the term. He asked Hannah-Jones if she agreed with Baquet, noting that if that’s the case she too used the “n-word” during a Twitter exchange that took place in 2016. She had responded to an article posted on the Washington Post and responded by saying, “Larry Wilmore did not say, ‘You did it, my n***er.’ Come on, now.”
“Hannah Jones was referencing Larry Wilmore’s routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with then President Barack Obama. In a follow-up, she wrote that there was a “linguistic difference” between what Wilmore said, a word which ends with an “a,” and what he was accused of saying, the slur which ends in an “er.” Presumably, the former is a more colloquial, jovial term while the latter should get a journalist fired for the New York Times even for just saying it once,” the PM report says.
Hannah-Jones apparently used the n-word twice that day. So the question is if Baquet is correct and “intent doesn’t matter,” why has this woman not resigned?
Rather than answer Siribarium’s question, she decided to punish him publicly. She published his cell phone number, which is a violation of Twitter policy. Hannah-Jones later deleted the tweet.
Hannah-Jones has taken down the tweet that contained my phone number. I appreciate that.
But it took her over 24 hours to do so—and she clearly knew my number was out there. pic.twitter.com/EBdbPPwjpf
— Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) February 9, 2021
So if the slur was enough to get McNeil forced out of his job and if Baquet says that the intended use of the word doesn’t matter, there’s no tolerance for that kind of language, shouldn’t Hannah-Jones step down? Is she consistent in her beliefs and think she should resign?
“The Washington Free Beacon asked Hannah-Jones whether intent made a difference in her case. She responded by posting this reporter’s inquiry, including his cell phone number, on Twitter…” https://t.co/QrPOJFkAtK
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) February 9, 2021
“Sibarium posted on Twitter Monday night that Hannah Jones’ tweet had been removed and that “it was more annoying than alarming. Some nasty voice messages but nothing serious,'” the PM post stated.
These people have lost their minds. Has Hannah-Jones publicly denounced rap music that uses the N-word in every lyric? Or does that have a different meaning too?
This Hannah-Jones logic is like a line out of George Orwell’s book, Animal Farm where one of the 7 commandments says, “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”