At National Review, Jonah Goldberg has a column on the Sarah Jeong fracas that is wrong in, I think, a useful way. He begins with an anecdote: When I was a youngish teenager, I went to the bank one day. (This was pre-ATM machines, kids.via The problem with Twitter, as shown by the Sarah Jeong fracas
This observation sums up the problem:
- 12/22/14: Sully defends running infamous race/IQ essay
- 12/23/14: Jeong parodies his “both sides” logic on Twitter
- 8/03/18: Sully sees that old tweet, doesn’t realize it’s making fun of him, calls her a racist.