- The Washington Times - Friday, August 3, 2018

The BBC has angered readers after quietly editing a story on anti-white tweets made by Sarah Jeong, a new editorial board member of The New York Times.

Editors at the BBC have decided that “#CancelWhitePeople” and “Dumb—s f—ing white people” rhetoric are no longer racist after reading statements from “The Gray Lady” and Miss Jeong.

A story published this week was stripped of the word ‘racist’ and replaced with ‘inflammatory’ after the technology writer claimed she was “counter trolling” while likening white people to “groveling goblins” who should live underground.

“Update 3 August 2018: This article and its headline were updated after reflecting on Sarah Jeong’s statement explaining her actions,” BBC wrote on Friday after readers complained on social media.

“Stealth editing is beyond unethical,” tweeted journalist Tim Pool. “Too many large news organizations do it. The BBC, by altering the article without notice, makes my quoting of them seem like I’m editorializing.”

The Daily Wire noted that BBC’s headline was changed to put ‘racist’ in quotation marks, in addition to its original tweet being deleted.

“[Sarah Jeong] understands that this kind of rhetoric is not acceptable at The Times and we are confident that she will be an important voice of the editorial board moving forward,” The Times wrote in a statement on Thursday.

Miss Jeong’s statement also defined tweets like “white men are bulls—t” as “satire” not meant for a general population.

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