(PatrioticPost.com)- A reporter from the far-left New York Times has resigned after vague allegations were made about his conduct during a trip to Peru back in 2019.
Donald McNeil Jr, who was the top reporter for the newspaper on the COVID-10 pandemic, resigned after a report from the even-further-left Daily Beast claimed that he made racist remarks during the educational trip.
The outlet claimed that when McNeil attended a summer trip with Times reporters and high school students, during which the students learn about various world issue, he made sexist and racist comments.
Students and parents told the Daily Beast that he “repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks throughout the trip including, according to two complaints, using the ‘n-word.’”
The outlet didn’t provide exact details about what happened, but the vague claims appeared to be enough to force McNeil out of his job.
Is that because the accusation is true, or are vague and unsubstantiated claims enough to destroy careers now?
The report explains how at least six parents or students told the tour company that arranged the trip about McNeil’s behavior and the racist comments he made.
McNeil has received an outpouring of support from left-wing and right-wing reporters alike.
Conservative Michael Tracey reminded social media followers how McNeil won a first-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2002 for his reporting on the AIDs crisis in Africa.
Donald McNeil Jr. won a first-place award from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2002 for reporting on AIDS in Africa. He started at the New York Times in 1976. The drive to just destroy people overnight “regardless of intent” is nothing more than wanton cruelty
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 6, 2021
The Daily Beast explained how two students alleged that the reporter used the n-word and then said he “did not believe in the concept of white privilege.”
Others said that he “used stereotypes about Black teenagers,” which suggests that the Daily Beast piece might really be about condemning somebody who doesn’t believe in the far-let notion of privilege.
He also reportedly made some students “feel uncomfortable with his remarks” – which…well…everybody is uncomfortable by everything these days.
The New York Times claims that they found McNeil has “used bad judgment by repeating a racist slur in the context of a conversation about racist language.”
McNeil also apologized following his resignation.
“On a 2019 New York Times trip to Peru for high school students, I was asked at dinner by a student whether I thought a classmate of hers should have been suspended for a video she had made as a 12-year-old in which she used a racial slur,” McNeil said.
“To understand what was in the video, I asked if she had called someone else the slur or whether she was rapping or quoting a book title. In asking the question, I used the slur itself. I should not have done that.”
Cancel culture is now eating its own…