"Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!" - From @Trevornoah, September 2009, quoted by Dee Lockett in New York Magazine, March 31, 2015. Here is the article.
Trevor Noah, who's to replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show," wouldn't be the first to lose a job because of Tweets. As Lockett points out, people who read his anti-Semitic and sexist e-stream of consciousness are demanding just that.
Some remember how Justine Sacco, a public relations representative at IAC, got the ax because of her racist tweet. On a trip to Africa, she joked about not anticipating she would become infected with HIV because she is white. That bounced around the world and she got bounced.
One wonders: What were Noah and Sacco thinking when putting this kind of offensive material out there? That may be the point. With the ease of digital communications you don't have to think. At least not the way we used to when we struggled with what to say in the print medium. For most of us, there was immediate angst. All our systems were on full alert, monitoring the implications of every word.
So, what will happen to Noah? Comedy Central will have to respond. Now the media will watch this one closely.