Social Media

Viral Video of White Woman Allegedly Telling Black Couple To 'Stay in Your Hood' Was Recorded by a Known Fabulist

Emma Sarley's employer might come to regret instantly firing her.

|

Frederick Joseph is a marketing guru, an Elizabeth Warren campaign surrogate, and the author of a 2020 book, The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. He is black.

Over the weekend, he took his dog for a walk with his fiance in a New York City park, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. There the couple encountered a white woman, later identified as Emma Sarley. It's not clear exactly what happened, but a disagreement broke out—Joseph claims that Sarley wrongly thought the dog was barking too loudly—and Sarley flipped Joseph the bird before stomping off.

But according to Joseph, she also told him to "stay in your hood." He filmed part of the altercation and posted it on Twitter. Within 48 hours, social media sleuths had identified Sarley, notified her employer, and gotten her fired.

Joseph called on Bevy, a virtual conferencing company, to prove its commitment to race and equity by immediately doing something about its employee Sarley.

"I'm hoping Black colleagues and peers don't have to face this sort of racism from Emma," he tweeted.

Bevy CEO Derek Andersen swiftly complied.

"Yesterday an employee engaged in behavior contrary to our values and has been terminated," he said. "We apologize deeply to all involved."

There is already a New York Post article about the incident, and considerable furor on Twitter. Sarley's name will probably always be associated with the "Karen" racist white woman trope, as assuredly as Amy Cooper's is—even though the Central Park dog walker story turned out to be much more complicated than was initially believed. (See Kmele Foster's subsequent reporting on that.) Many in the media will say that Sarley is being held accountable for a racist act; others will call this a clear case of cancel culture run amok. (The park where the incident occurred is actually called, McCarren Park.)

But there's two vital—and little-discussed—details to keep in mind here. The first is that the video footage of the incident is just 30 seconds long, and at no point in it can Sarley be heard to say "stay in your hood." Joseph asserts that she says this, and a random passer-by agrees that she said it, but we don't know for sure that she did. Nor do we know what did or didn't precede such a remark. We have no idea what actually transpired at all. It's literally impossible to tell, based on this short clip, who wronged who.

This is important, because viral videos often lack important context. Many people rushed to condemn the Covington Catholic High School teenagers for supposedly harassing a Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but additional footage of the encounter showed that there was much else going on—and completely acquitted Nick Sandmann, the main object of social media's ire, of wrongdoing. A company ought to be more careful about swiftly heeding a demand to fire an employee based on a possibly misleading video on Twitter.

The second issue is more specific to this case: Joseph is not a reliable narrator. Indeed, he has a history of fabulist social media behavior. As Reason's Liz Wolfe pointed out on Twitter, Joseph previously went viral for accusing an Airbnb host of performing Satanist rituals on the property:

Yes, you read that correctly.

Last September, Joseph rented an Airbnb for a weekend getaway, but he was extremely perturbed by the property's kitsch art and posted about it on Twitter. Some of the art was indeed weird—there was a small statute of Baphomet the winged goat, and some mildly pornographic images—but Joseph took this to mean his very life was in danger.

"As we walked through the two rooms we found a bunch of imagery, candles, books, etc for rituals and what looked like devil worship," he tweeted. "My brother was terrified, as were we. We called Airbnb and told them we couldn't stay there and explained the situation."

Joseph took advantage of the situation to receive a refund, claiming imminent peril.

Vice's Anna Merlan (yes, that Anna Merlan) interviewed the property owner, "Alex," and toured the house virtually. The idea that it was some kind of Satanist temple was of course absurd, as was Joseph's notion that his life was in danger:

"There's a speaker stand for a DJ setup," Alex said, showing us an object with a triangular base that was, clearly, a speaker stand. "I think maybe he looked at it and thought it was an altar."

While the imagery, and the presence of a bridge across the water, may certainly have made Joseph and his family feel unsafe, the images he specifically posted on Twitter do not appear to be particularly menacing. All these elements, even the sexualized ones, seem relatively par for the course for a kitschy cabin in the woods. (Per Airbnb rules, "pervasive" sexual imagery isn't allowed; that is, sexual images that are in plain sight; erotic or suggestive art is permitted; those lines are clearly a judgment call in many cases.)

Joseph did not respond to Merlan's request for comment; he also declined interviews with other news outlets that covered the story. Suffice it to say, Joseph appears to be inclined to make mountains out of molehills. He did not immediately respond to my request for comment either.

If someone has a record of exaggerating his own victimhood and weaponizing social media to gain attention—well, maybe it's wise to approach his claims with a certain level of skepticism.

Bonus link: For more on social media and cancel culture, order my new book Tech Panic: Why We Shouldn't Fear Facebook and the Futurewhich will be released later this week.

NEXT: Biden Says $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill Has a Price Tag of 'Zero.' That's Dubious.

Social Media Twitter Cancel Culture Racism

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.

Please to post comments

178 responses to “Viral Video of White Woman Allegedly Telling Black Couple To 'Stay in Your Hood' Was Recorded by a Known Fabulist

  1. >>He is black.

    No. He is a person.

    OT heard you on MegynKelly today was interesting.

    1. You know who else is a person that is black?

      1. Zoolander? (coal mine scene)

          1. Seriously paycheck of $19632 and all i was doing is to copy and paste work online. this home work makes me able to generate more cash daily easily. simple to do work and reguylar income from this are just superb. Here what i am doing.

            Try now……………… https://bit.ly/3u3ryIo

            1. These are 2 pay checks $78367 and $87367. that i received in last 2 months. I am very happy that i can make thousands in my part time and now i am enjoying my life.KJH Everybody can do this and earn lots of dollars from home in very short time period. Just visit this website now. Open this web…… WorkJoin1

              1. Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…FG And i get surly a check of $12600 what’s awesome is I m working from home so I get more time with my kids.

                Try it, you won’t regret it!……………PAYPAL PAYS

                1. Seriously I don’t know why more people haven’t tried this, I work two shifts, 2 hours in the day and 2 in the evening…FG And i get surly a check of $12600 what’s awesome is I m working from home so I get more time with my kids.

                  Try it, you won’t regret it!………………..PAYPAL PAYS

      2. Robert down Jr in tropic thunder?
        Not Larry elder?

          1. Seriously paycheck of $19632 and all i was doing is to copy and paste work onlgrine. this home work makes me able to generate more cash daily easily. simple to do work and regular income from this are just superb. Here what i am doing.

            Try now……………… https://bit.ly/3u3ryIo

      3. Moral of the story. Never believe liberal black people or white women.

        1. These are 2 pay checks $78367 and $87367. that i received in last 2 months. I am very happy that i can make thousands in my part time and now i am enjoying my life. Everybody can do this and earn lots of dollars from home in very short time period.XFg Your Success is one step away Click Below Webpage…..

          Just visit this website now………… VISIT HERE

      4. Sufi Abdul Hamid, “The Black Fuhrer of Harlem”?

      5. I doubted the veracity of this report immediately. No self-respecting racist would tell a black person to ”stay in their hood.’ I mean, if a person is not ‘where they belong’, that’s what you tell them.

      6. You know who else is a person that is black?

        A lot of people are.

        You may know one yourself.

        A full 13% of the people in this country are black. It affects their daily lives, their employment. It even affects how they walk, talk and speak.

        You can help

        Just a small donation, the price of a cup of coffee, every month to Planned Parenthood can help ease the issues created by being black.

        One day, with your help, we may eliminate them completely.

        Isn’t it worth the price of one latte a month to eliminate the problem of being black?

        Donate now. Operators are standing by.

    2. So…is there any audio of Robby saying: “Fabulist?” Or video of him saying “Fabulist” with a flourish of his hair? Asking for many friends…

      1. Maybe you can get him to join Cameo.

        1. “Word Up!”

      2. Robby is something of a fabulous fabulist.

    3. Yet, seems to identify not as a person: ‘we left because we are Black.’ Your point is correct, but this guy is an asshole of the highest order.

      1. oh yeah for sure. I hate the skin color nonsense.

  2. Larry Elder can freely associate wherever he wants.

  3. Vice‘s Anna Merlan (yes, that Anna Merlan) interviewed the property owner…

    Ha, she works for Vice now? That sounds about right.

    1. You’d think with her Masters degree she’d be running the NYT by now.

  4. Emma Sarley’s employer might come to regret instantly firing her

    No they won’t.

    1. It’s too easy in this market to replace her with someone else, especially in NYC.

      1. But isn’t NYC a union state? Don’t they need an actual reason to terminate her?

        1. Unions aren’t going to take up aby complaint against the political interest of its leaders and political allies. We’ve already seen that with other unions including the NYT after their science reporter was forced out.

    2. In a just world they would be. Alas…

    3. Does anybody actually know if this woman in the video actually is Emma Sarley? Twitterazzi are notorious for not only lacking emotional restraint, but, in their hysteria, may also be engaging in mistaken identity.

      I’ve heard it said you could line up 200 random photos and find two people who look almost exactly alike. Could this be happening here, with a totally innocent person caught in the crossfire between a Karen and a CRTer?

      1. All black/white/yellow/red/brown people look the same, huh?

        Yeah. They do.

        But presumably the employer actually knows the woman and recognized the gait, voice, face and shape of her body.

        But presumably the employer actually called her up and verified that the video is authentic.

        But presumably the employer checked with HR and Legal before terminating an employer without cause, given that he’s in CA and she’s in NY, two states with high concentrations of lawyers.

        1. Presumably is doing a lot of heavy lifting there…

    4. There are more people of color on the Bevy “about us” page than in all of Africa.

      They definitely won’t think twice about firing whitey.

    5. Bevy.com looks to be a bunch of shitheads providing a useless service. Given that they don’t adhere to one of their own principles, acting with integrity, one can guess that there is financial impropriety.

      1. Bunch of shitheads providing a useless service perfectly describes 99.999% of influencers and social media companies in general.

  5. “Cancel culture” is just the free market in action. Sarley can always get a job with another company — or maybe not, but even if literally no company will hire her that’s STILL the free market.

    #Libertarianism101

    1. Yes, it is.
      However, we are free to punish the company for reckless action and exert social pressure in the other direction.

      After all, it’s a free country

  6. Skeptici…SHUT UP! PITCHFORKS!

  7. “Frederick Joseph is… an Elizabeth Warren campaign surrogate”

    Lol, because of course he is.

    Oh Democratic Party, where will it all end?

    1. But remember, Buttplug says conservatives are the kooks.

      1. Polls show about 70% of Republicans believe The Big Lie and/or QAnon batshit-crazy bullshit.

        About 30% of Democratic voters are hard-left Bernie Sanders/AOC moonbats who don’t know $1 trillion from $1 billion.

        Therefore more Republicans are nutcases than Democrats – based on adherence to the crazy extremes of each party.

        1. Sometimes it seems like 100% of the Republicans on these comments believe that crazy shit.

          1. Lol. Your blind hatred gas definitely made you stupid. You love your fucking strawman.

          2. It’s certain that 100% of the TDS-addled assholes think murdering an unarmed protester is just fine if she supports Trump.

          3. The only people I know that be,I’ve any of that qanon shit are pretty much apolitical. I don’t know of any actual conservatives who put any stock in that.

        2. I don’t think that is a very good characterization of what those polls show. 70% think there was something not right about the election. Not all of that is crazy stuff. There are some very plausible complaints as well. TO dismiss is all as crazy nuttery is to completely miss the point.

            1. I certainly do, because of all the evidence. Only a gullible fool (like sarc)or fifty-center (like Buttplug) would swear that incredibly sketchy shit didn’t happen that night.

              When eleven million votes, all for Biden, are suddenly added at four in the morning, you know something is up.

              When after four years of screaming about Russia, the DNC has their corporate partners kick people off of social media for saying the same shit because FYTW, you know something is up.

              When they call Jan 6 an insurrection, you know something is up.

              When they ring the capitol in razor wire, fill DC with troops and hold a military purge, you know something is up.

              When they send hundreds and hundreds of lawyers out to fight against election audits, you know something is up.

              Only someone paid, like Buttplug is, to peddle their Big Lie could pretend that it’s “batshit crazy” to think something is up.

              1. And when you ask what should be perfectly acceptable questions on why things are sketchy, it’s full-force Karen from all sides.

                That’s what really has me convinced it was a lie – you cannot even ask questions.

            2. dude, it was. Congrats on your W. Party machines are damn powerful, and if you think they arn’t then you are just a tool.

              Also, you telling me if you thought Trump was literally Hitler, that you *wouldn’t* steal an election?

              You *wouldn’t* steal an election to prevent Literally Hitler?

              I don’t believe you.

              1. Dude, it was not. You just bolstered sarcasmic’s theory.

                1. You just bolstered my theory that you’re a squawking bird named Dee.

                  1. So the, the proper response to Mike is always “Dee, you bitch!”?

                2. The theory that everyone who disagrees with y’all is a Republican?

                  Yeah, that’s just as bullshit now as it was when Old Mex would claim it in any immigration post.

              2. They were saying it out loud, the ends justify the means. They said they would do anything to stop Trump and “Save Democracy”. But we’re crazy for believing them. Its funny that President Shit For Brains is embarrassing them to this degree with his incompetence. My personal favorite are the Still Better Than Trump knuckle draggers. The juxtaposition of the plummeting Afghan off the military plane and the insistence that they are correct is the icing on the cake. The national divorce can’t come quick enough and joe biden is certainly accelerating it.

        3. Now do how many Dems think Trump colluded with Russia.

          1. You’re kidding.

            There was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder

            The Trump Tower meetings were documented.

            https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/548794-there-was-trump-russia-collusion-and-trump-pardoned-the-colluder

            The question was really – Will Congress impeach? And we found out the answer.

            1. Now we know you’ve had a break from reality. Take your meds, and don’t expect to be taken seriously anytime soon.

              1. So you deny the Trump Tower meeting took place?

                You’re in the 70% crazy pack part of the GOP then.

                1. If you think the Russians collided with Trump to sway the 2016 election you’re in the nutty half of democrats.

                  Bet you think Stacy Abrahams is the rightful governor of Georgia, right? No major Democrat has the balls to tell her she’s full of shit.

                  None of you fuckers loses elections any more. The other side always cheated.

                  1. He is open society member and donates to them.

                  2. You’ve been under a rock if you don’t know about the Trump Tower meetings where the Trump campaign met with Russian officials to hand over Clinton emails and discuss congressional districts to attack with social media.

                    POTUS Trump acknowledged the meeting – initially lying about its purpose (adoptions).

                    Stacy Abrams lost the vote count. Who cares? I don’t.

                    1. I was under the rock with Robert Mueller.

                      You’re a hoot. “The Other Team’s nutty conspiracy stories prove that they’re nuts. If you don’t believe My Team’s nutty conspiracy stories, you haven’t been paying attention.”

                    2. ‘Russian officials’? You mean that adoption lawyer?

            2. Hey Buttplug, you lying paid shill. You work for Open Foundations, explain this.

              According to these new court documents we learn that your boss, George Soros himself, paid for his own investigator to work for the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to plant the Trump-Russia story, and John McCain let him do it.

              The documents show how George Soros personally paid for an investigator, former FBI analyst Dan Jones, to frame Trump through his political organization called The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP).

              Jones’s job was to look into the DNS data that purported to “prove” links between Trump and Russia on behalf of McCain and the committee. Those so-called “links” turned out to be regular mass marketing emails from Trump Properties sent worldwide – including Russia and everywhere else. McCain knew explicitly what Jones was actually up to, but used them to create “inferences” and a “narrative” he needed so his committee could attack Trump.

              Warmonger McCain and Soros actually worked on this fraud together, and Soros paid for it, and that fed four years of your psychotic bullshit here and the Mueller investigation.

              It’s all starts in the link and put paid to every lie you’ve told here.

              Not only that, Buttplug, because of your association with Open Foundations, and your role here as a fifty-center, you’re indirectly implicated in the Big Lie too.

              You really were a lying fascist.

              1. Buttplug boasts about some of his Soros links.

                Sarah Palin’s Buttplug 2
                September.16.2021 at 11:49 am
                Yes, I donated to the Open Society Institute. Never claimed I didn’t.

                https://reason.com/2021/09/16/a-win-for-devin-nunes-in-lawsuit-over-journalist-ryan-lizzas-tweet/#comment-9106337

              2. If Soros paid for an investigation into the fascist Trump campaign’s dark underbelly – good.

                Quit lying. I have no connection to OSF.

                I was in fact a donor to OSI though. We are freedom fighters and like another Freedom Fighter (Larry Flynt) that meant opposing fascist Republicans many times.

                Open Society – democracy, anti-state authoritarianism, freedom of press and speech because we fight populist fascism.

                Remember your boy Trump called a free press “the enemy of the people”. He and Putin and blood brothers.

                1. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar, entirely too stupid to even know he’s lying; the dishonesty is a symptom of his damaged mental abilities.
                  turd lies; he doesn’t do otherwise.
                  Fuck off and die, turd.

                2. Soros didn’t just pay for a Senate subcommittee’s investigator (which BTW is – surprise! – kinda illegal), but also had him report to the committee that mass marketing emails sent out by Trump Properties, were regular communication with Russia because that’s one of the countries they went to.
                  And McCain and your boss inferred those mass emails were private communiques and pretended that was a smoking gun. Which led to the committees recommendation, which fed your Big Lie that you’re paid to spread here.
                  I’m sure you’re proud as hell about that, you mendacious fascist swine.

                  Also, you’re lying about your link to Soros’s foundation. The group that pays you to post here, gets their money directly from his foundation. There’s barely even a Chinese Wall between you and his foundation.

                  1. Of course he’s a liar. What else should we expect from a pedophile like him?

                3. Okay, so we’re clear here… When confronted with actual reality of conspiracy to undemine Trump with proven false Russian crap…

                  …you respond, “good.”

                  At least be honest you’re a duplicitous lefty shill without the brains or ethics to pull off the CNN teat.
                  You got nothing else going for you.

                4. The main thing you have in common with Larry Flynt is your admiration of Chester the Molester. As Chester is your role model.

          2. Our election was hijacked. There is no question. Congress has a duty to #ProtectOurDemocracy & #FollowTheFacts.

            Nancy Pelosi

            And then there’s the Democrat insurrection…

            1:09 P.M. ET: Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts rose to object to the certificate from Alabama.

            “The electors were not lawfully certified, especially given the confirmed and illegal activities engaged by the government of Russia,” McGovern said.

            Biden denied McGovern on the grounds that he didn’t have a senator’s signature on his written objection.

            1:14 P.M.: Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland rose to object to 10 of Florida’s 29 electoral votes.

            “They violated Florida’s prohibition against dual office holders,” Raskin said.

            Again, despite the fact that Raskin pointed out that he had his objection in writing, he failed to get a senator’s signature.

            1:15 P.M.: No sooner had the Florida question been settled than its neighbor to the north was the subject of another objection, when Washington’s Rep. Pramila Jayapal objected to Georgia’s vote certificate.

            “It is over,” Biden told the congresswoman.

            1:21 P.M.: Rep. Barbara Lee of California brought up voting machines and Russian hacking when she objected following the counting of Michigan’s votes.

            “People are horrified by the overwhelming evidence of Russian interference in our election,” Lee said.

            Once again, her objection was denied for the lack of a senator’s signature. They also turned off her microphone.

            1:23 P.M.: After New York’s tally was read, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas stood up to object.

            “I object on the massive voter suppression that included –” Jackson Lee began.

            “The debate is not in order,” Biden interrupted. Again, the congresswoman lacked a senator’s signature.

            1:28 P.M.: Arizona’s Rep. Raul Grijalva rose to object after North Carolina’s tally. He tried to object on violations of the Voting Rights Act, but Biden shut him down.

            As you may have guessed, he didn’t have the signature of a senator.

            Once he gave up, Jackson Lee tagged him out and tried to object to the votes herself. They cut off her microphone, too.

            “There is no debate. There is no debate. There is no debate,” a visibly agitated Biden said as he gaveled.

            1:31 PM: Jackson Lee made another appearance minutes later after South Carolina’s certification.

            “There is no debate in the joint session,” Biden said, shutting her down once more.

            1:36 PM: Biden must have thought, after five minutes of peace and getting through the state of West Virginia, that the House members might observe the rules. Lee wasn’t even able to make it through her objection before Biden said, “There is no debate.”

            They cut off her microphone again.

            1:37 PM: Wisconsin’s votes had been read. With just Wyoming to go, the finish line was in reach.

            Jackson Lee once again tried to make an objection on the grounds of Russian interference in the election.

            “The objection cannot be received,” Biden said.

            1:38 PM: The final state’s votes had been read. Then entered California Rep. Maxine Waters.

            Taking a play from her own book – she objected to the certification of George W. Bush’s 2000 election – Waters admitted that she didn’t have a senator’s signature on her objection.

            “I wish to ask: Is there one United States senator who will join me in this letter of objection?” Waters asked. Through House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chuckle and boos from the rest of the chamber, it was clear that there was not.

            1:40 PM: The states were counted, but three protestors started yelling from the visitors’ gallery of the chamber. At least one of them was reciting the Constitution as he was taken away by security.

        4. Enjoy the Maricopa County fireworks, pseudo-intellectual.

        5. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar, entirely too stupid to even know he’s lying; the dishonesty is a symptom of his damaged mental abilities.
          turd lies; he doesn’t do otherwise.

        6. Now do the Democrats who also believe what you call the big lie.

        7. Therefore more Republicans are nutcases than Democrats – based on adherence to the crazy extremes of each party.

          Incorrect since you didn’t include those who believe the Russian Collusion nutjobbery. It makes sense you’d want to hide that though.

        8. Polls show about 70% of Republicans believe The Big Lie

          Ah, you and Goebbels, accusing others of “The Big Lie”.

          You progressives really haven’t changed in nearly a century.

  8. Stay in your hood, Peanuts.

    1. What time is today’s intelligence briefing, Mr. Buttplug? Do your highly reliable sources have a specific date for the THIRD INSURRECTION BY RIGHTWING EXTREMISTS?

      After your warning about the 9 / 18 SECOND INSURRECTION BY RIGHTWING EXTREMISTS was proved tragically accurate — if anything, it actually underestimated the carnage — I’m waiting for your advice on the next day I should be too scared to leave home.

      #ButtplugHasTheBestIntel
      #9/18WasWorseThan9/11

      1. You probably saw Republican Robert Kagan’s call-to-arms in the Washington Post over the weekend. He writes:

        The United States is heading into its greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War, with a reasonable chance over the next three to four years of incidents of mass violence, a breakdown of federal authority, and the division of the country into warring red and blue enclaves. The warning signs may be obscured by the distractions of politics, the pandemic, the economy and global crises, and by wishful thinking and denial.

        The stage is thus being set for chaos. Imagine weeks of competing mass protests across multiple states as lawmakers from both parties claim victory and charge the other with unconstitutional efforts to take power. Partisans on both sides are likely to be better armed and more willing to inflict harm than they were in 2020. Would governors call out the National Guard? Would President Biden nationalize the Guard and place it under his control, invoke the Insurrection Act, and send troops into Pennsylvania or Texas or Wisconsin to quell violent protests? Deploying federal power in the states would be decried as tyranny. Biden would find himself where other presidents have been — where Andrew Jackson was during the nullification crisis, or where Abraham Lincoln was after the South seceded — navigating without rules or precedents, making his own judgments about what constitutional powers he does and doesn’t have.

        Be prepared!

        1. He’s sort of right, in that as the fed pulls back since it cannot effectively govern that regions will become cartel controlled much like Mexico. I don’t characterize this as red/blue so much as democrat lefties will fade in the face of real violence.

        2. “Republican Robert Kagan”

          Are there multiple Robert Kagans? Because according to your favorite source, Wikipedia:

          In February 2016, Kagan publicly left the Republican party (referring to himself as a “former Republican”) and endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president … Kagan has said that “all Republican foreign policy professionals are anti-Trump.”

          He seems to be another example of the phenomenon I’ve frequently described — the early 2000s neocons who helped sell the Iraq War are on our side now. See also Bill Kristol, David Frum, Max Boot, etc.

          #LibertariansForEmbracingNeocons

          1. They must be all those foreign policy geniuses who advise the current administration regarding Afghanistan…and AUKUS…and North Korean cruise missiles…and Haitians in South America!

          2. So Kagan went the Bill Weld route as a libertarian? Excellent.

            1. turd lies. It’s what turd does. turd is a pathological liar, entirely too stupid to even know he’s lying; the dishonesty is a symptom of his damaged mental abilities.
              turd lies; he doesn’t do otherwise.
              Get screwed with a garden shovel, turd,

              1. He’s such a liar, he gets caught red handed and says it’s excellent.

                1. And repeats the lie a day later.

    2. Stay away from children.

  9. Joseph is not a reliable narrator. Indeed, he has a history of fabulist social media behavior.

    “I learned from Al Sharpton, OK?!”

    1. Oh my God was it great seeing a bunch of Latino Texans heckling the fuck out of that racist turd last weekend in del Rio.

      1. It was glorious. He was so fucking confused and disoriented. I do miss the younger Jogging Suit Sharpton of yesteryear, long coiffed and potbellied. That Sharpton would have shouted them down and had their neighborhood burned down. He’s the finest Poverty Pimp and Race Hustler the Democrat Party ever produced.

  10. Suppose the utterance was “Stay in your neighborhood.” Would *that* be grounds for outrage? How about “Please don’t come into my neighborhood”?

    1. A simple bitch slap would have sufficed.

    2. Like Mexico, Brooklyn is a race now. Given the proper context, “Go back to the Upper West Side!” is racist.

  11. Emma Sarley’s employer might come to regret instantly firing her.

    I disagree. Better safe than sorry.

    NFL still has its BLM post about the dude that was proven to have a gun. Never apologize.

    1. They also play a national anthem that no one, not even black people, ever heard before, before their games now.

      We need David letterman to go around on his stupid people on the street bit again playing the black national anthem for black people and ask them what song it is. Guaranteed 99% would say usher.

      1. Billy Joel’s Uppity Town Girl?

      2. They also play a national anthem that no one, not even black people, ever heard before, before their games now.

        Do you kneel like a slave when it plays?

        1. Sorry, that sounded accusatory rather than inquisitive. Does one kneel like a slave when it plays?

          1. No, but doing the Robot is encouraged. Crip Walking is acceptable too.

  12. Vice’s Anna Merlan (yes, that Anna Merlan) interviewed the property owner,

    Vice… NPR for hipsters.

  13. Christ, what an asshole. What kind of a shitty person do you have to be to deliberately fuck up someone’s life based on one short interaction? The idea that one comment can reveal someone as so irredeemably racist that they must not be allowed employment is just fucking nuts.

    1. What kind of a shitty person do you have to be to deliberately fuck up someone’s life based on one short interaction?

      Are you referring to Bevy CEO Derek Andersen?

      1. Who, to be technical, has used the word “Retarded” as an insult in the past.

        #WhoExpectsConsistencyReally?

        1. I use it all the time. Probably more so these days because people say that I’m not supposed to. It gives me the opportunity to educate people who think they’re the word police.

      2. Anderson should be shamed into oblivion, along with his company. He fired an employee without proof of racism. Obviously his people are simply unimportant to him.

        1. There should be a deep dive into his background. Followed by releasing NYT harmful information, without context. His life should be destroyed.

          If this happens, I’m sure Anderson would approve. After all, this is what he believes in.

      3. Both Anderson and Joseph appear to be really shitty people, the latter likely a sociopath. They seem seriously short of human empathy. And we now have a society that gives this human excrement the power to destroy other people.

    2. Someone who likes power.

      1. I mean they could have done something really shitty like order a steak medium.

        1. Or something very confusing like order a Cuban sandwich.

        2. Or well-done! 😉

    3. Tortious interference?

      1. That’s an interesting thought.

    4. Christ, what an asshole. What kind of a shitty person do you have to be to deliberately fuck up someone’s life based on one short interaction?

      “There is a body of research on female anti-social behavior, but no one really talks about it. Female anti-social behavior manifests itself in reputation destruction… and that scales on the internet.”

      1. In this case, there’s no telling whether the dog returned to it’s own vomit or got her vomit returned to her.

    5. People who get fucked over like that should be justified for brutally beating the person who fucked them over. We basically need to bring back dueling.

      Then people like Tony, Buttplug, etc. will soon be eliminated. Or learn their place.

  14. Reason koch still thinks this is private companies concern and clearly no regulation is required for trillion dollar companies run by amoral billionaires.

  15. Frederick Joseph is a marketing guru, an Elizabeth Warren campaign surrogate, and the author of a 2020 book, The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. He is black.

    Dinger, please.

  16. Luckily this guy is just a half assed, two bit farm team political operative* who’s damage is thankfully contained to occasionally destroying random people he meets in the park, Airbnb owners etc. Being a third tier, talentless benchwarmer in the world of politics, he’ll never rise to where he can do real damage. Hopefully.

    *had to look up what “campaign surrogate” actually fucking meant, I guess it’s weasel-speak for “paid sycophant” in this guys case. Warren’s campaign was paying him to tweet some pretty 3rd rate bullshit, such as (from the linked article):

    Just left the barbershop and everyone was talking about Elizabeth Warren.

    “Yoooo ya girl bro! That’s that heat we need for Trump!”

    When you are getting talked about in the barbershop — you know it’s real.

    I hope Lizzie paid him a million dollars for his bullshit, but I got a feeling this guy works for discount rates.

    1. I’ll know this country is in the right path when Elizabeth Warren and her cohorts are set to die in prison.

  17. Some of the art was indeed weird—there was a small statute of Baphomet the winged goat, and some mildly pornographic images—but Joseph took this to mean his very life was in danger.

    Stay the fuck out of my house, Joseph.

  18. Joseph did not respond to Merlan’s request for comment; he also declined interviews with other news outlets that covered the story.

    Only interested when he’s controlling the narrative.

  19. While Sarley may have left her MAGA hat at home, a review of NYC voter registration records would probably show she isn’t a Trumpster.

    1. Voter registration in nyc is 8 to 1 democrat, but that’s partly just to get city jobs, because it’s corrupt and they’ll check if you’re on the team before hiring.

      A lot of Hispanics vote right, but register left.

  20. I find these breathless claims of feeling unsafe the defining phrase of the stupid times that we live in. That cowardice mixed with ignorance is celebrated as virtue.

    1. Maybe you didn’t understand the total environment. There’s a bridge from the yard to the woods!

      1. And an outside bathtub, for blood sacrifice… If nothing proves the abject hopelessness of the current situation and utter ignorance fused with monumental stupidity more than that assertion, I am at loss. But, the glass is half full, social media and post-industrial society have not reached peak fucktardedness yet.

  21. It’s “who wronged whom.” Your welcome.

    1. “You’re.” Don’t mention it.

  22. The left have not learned a damn thing since Covington and have absolutely gotten worse.

    Imagine if there wasn’t the full video of those kids being berated and hurled racial slurs. If all you saw was that activist beating a drum in their face.

    Every blue check mark, every leftist supporting this garbage are evil scum. They would gulag all their opposition in a second if they could.

    1. This is true, it is easy to find many still insisting that the Del Rio situation was BP officers whipping Haitians.

      1. And that piece of propaganda accomplished its objectives, too: it deflected from Biden’s failures and made many people falsely believe that the BP officers were racist and abusive.

    2. The on,y thing that will tech progs anything is a swift brutal lesson involving agonizing pain. Then the rest will fall in line.

    3. The left have not learned a damn thing since Covington

      Why? They learned that false accusations work. Almost all of their base, and probably the majority of Americans, still falsely believe that the Covington kids were racists attacking a Native American.

  23. It’s literally impossible to tell, based on this short clip, who wronged who.

    It’s real easy to tell they’re all shitty people. Karen even admitted to “de-NIG rating you people all the time” right on the video and that cutesy accusatory denial doesn’t help. Fuck the coon too.

  24. Yeah having these cameras everywhere has turned many people into narcissistic shitheads. Most of them are libs but plenty are just opportunists looking to score a viral video. And why? Because the fucking trillion dollar companies run by amoral billionaires who love the dopamine hit you get from their craptastic corporatist business model celebrated by the likes of koch reason as some kind of free speech. Social corrosion appears to be the norm. Expect consequences.

  25. “Emma Sarley’s employer might come to regret instantly firing her.”

    Why? There is zero downside to firing a white person for offending the common sensibilities.

    1. Yeat that’s pretty rich coming from a publication and political party that champions at will employment.

      “Hey, you fired her for no good reason just like we support! You’re a monstera”

      1. Is there a situation in which you wouldn’t impugn libertarians in defense of regulatory capture/fascism?

      2. You really are a complete dunce. Supporting at will employment does not mean that one, like you, does not support due process or the concept of being innocent until proven guilty.

  26. Celebritynews.wiki is a website, where you can get all information about your favorite Hollywood celebrity. So if you want to know the full lifestyle of any Hollywood celebrity then come to visit our website.
    https://www.celebritynews.wiki/

  27. I believe the guy at the end. It seemed like an honest reaction.

    1. Maybe, maybe not. I wouldn’t have been sticking around to watch people arguing about how loud their dogs were barking. But apparently he stayed for the whole show.

      Given the accuser’s track record the “witness” could easily be part of the set up.

  28. My question is whether Emma can sue Frederick for damages. She was fired for speaking words that cannot be shown to be true. Isn’t that defamation and libel?

    1. The guy has a witness apparently if I read that correctly and the witness says she said it. She’s got a problem right there if she wants to sue.

      Another question would be can this guy sue all these prominent rightwingers for trashing him on the internet, in their newspapers and on their cable shows?

      1. The guy has a witness apparently if I read that correctly and the witness says she said it.

        LOL, sure.

        1. It’s in the video.

      2. Mr. Sullum….You are referring to the random passerby? = “…the witness says she said it” – is that what you mean?

        That does not address the legal aspect here. This employee was fired for words she allegedly spoke. The 30-second clip does not have that phrase. Bevy cited this as part of their rationale in terminating her employment. The HR department at Bevy might want to strongly consider collecting emails and whatnot; they are all discoverable.

        1. I hope she has an Avenue to sue her employer for millions. People like him deserve far worse.

      3. Sue them for what? Saying that he is a bully? An opportunistic liar and a hypocrite? That he has a history of acting like a spoiled child? That he is a petty and vindictive little person who deliberately reframes things through his preferred lens, race? That he used his power and influence to hunt down someone who had neither, and have her fired by someone who is as craven as he is? Those are opinions, and quite frankly, I hope he brings suit, to watch him lose.

      4. Shit lord defends lying lefty shit? No, really?

    2. In the US, the legal standard for libel is that you need to prove that the person knew that the statements were false.

  29. “If someone has a record of exaggerating victimhood and weaponizing social media”

    Yeah, that’s kinda how I would describe the rightwing reaction to this story.

    1. Some striver hood rat getting a white woman fired for something she didn’t actually say would certainly constitute victimizing her.

  30. Dingers gotta ding.

  31. Fabulist? Can’t you just say the man has a history of lying?

    1. Only if it is Trump. Otherwise, no. 🙂

    2. Rico is being cautious, and wisely so in this case. The asshat in question seems less than stable and has a large following of like-minded unstable jackasses who support his views. To call the liar a liar openly would potentially put a crosshair on Reason, legally speaking.

  32. Sounds like Fauchi….

  33. What I find more fascinating is Twitter’s double standards about incidents like this.

    Doxing is against Twitter rules, and here they are sharing her info, name, at least a partial address, employer and job title with reckless abandon, and none of it is being taken down.

    Me, I am guessing based on the attestation of the uncomfortable bystander, that yes, she likely did stay stay in your hood. But that is not necessarily an indicator of racial prejudice. Hood is pretty common lingo these days and is used across races.

  34. So from now on I will be sure never to speak a word to any BIPOC person I meet out of fear that they might be secretly recording me and will post a video claiming that I am saying racist shit. That will do wonders to help race relations im sure…

    1. Of course, my refusing to speak to them will also be racist, so maybe I’ll just always wear a burka when I’m out in public

      1. Burkas are becoming more popular in NoVa every day.

  35. In this year do not worry about money you can start a new Business and do an online job I have started a new Business and I am making over $84, 8254 per month I was started with 25 persons company now I have make a company of 200 peoples you can start a Business with a company of 10 to 50 peoples or join an online job.For more info click on this web link…..http://www.suntrustjob.com

  36. Can someone mark me down in the “I don’t give a flying fuck” column?

    Thanks!

  37. White Man: Nowhere To Hide

    The current civil mayhem in the name of diversity did not happen by chance. The mayhem is the consequence of two major events both by government.

    The first occurred in 1920 with the ratification of Amendment XIX whereby men bestowed upon women the entitlement to vote. The second occurred in 1965 with the passage of the Hart-Celler Act opening the floodgates to unbridled immigration by non-Europeans. Behavior has its consequences.

    So, what to do? For patriotic white men, there is nowhere to hide. There is nowhere to run. Fight? Firstly, they have to find their testicles.

    See “Now, White Man?” at . . .
    https://www.nationonfire.com/white-men/ .

  38. Can someone mark me down in the “I don’t give a flying fuck” column?

    Innovel

  39. I believe she was exercising her freedom of speech, however rude it may have been, something no-one should be fired for, particularly since she wasn’t working at the time and the incident was unrelated to her work.