The same petulant Washington Post columnist who became notorious for doxxing the user behind the Libs of TikTok Twitter account and misrepresenting her dealings with two YouTube content creators is back whining about “harassment” on social media.
The Post’s in-house crybully columnist Taylor Lorenz released a new victim piece with a headline that reeked of hypocrisy: “YouTube remains rife with misogyny and harassment, creators say.” Lorenz wielded a YouTube-focused book by Bloomberg technology reporter Mark Bergen to claim “[W]omen creators” were “dealing with vicious harassment, bullying, and stalking,” channeling similar language she used to whine that MSNBC didn’t correctly address the fallout from her viral fake-cry April Fools’ Day interview about “harassment” correctly.
Then came the kicker. “Bergen’s book details how one female creator called out the rampant bullying and explained that she was terrified after a fellow YouTuber made hostile videos about her, ‘doxed’ her (posted her personal information online), and sent waves of angry followers to attack,” Lorenz wrote.
It’s unclear whether Lorenz is even aware how much of a hypocrite she’s making herself out to be. She is on the record bragging about how she was able to track down the Libs of TikTok account owner’s phone number, address and line of work. Libs of TikTok posted a screenshot suggesting that Lorenz even harassed one of the account owner’s relatives.
On the day that Libs of TikTok was doxxed, the account owner shared a Twitter message she received from an account with a similar name as her real one, in which Lorenz threatened to ruin their life if they didn't respond to her message. “You’ve been mentioned as the administrator of the ‘Libs of TikTok’ account … you’re being implicated as starting a hate campaign against LGBTQ people,” Lorenz reportedly sniped.
But Lorenz — hiding her own selfish propaganda — harrumphed how “[h]igh profile women who speak up about sexism or who are perceived as too progressive are frequent targets of misogynistic YouTubers.”
Her drivel got worse. Lorenz then proceeded to bloviate how YouTube “[c]reators said that the Amber Heard vs. Johnny Depp defamation trial was a pivotal moment in the online harassment landscape, emboldening misogynistic YouTubers and allowing them to collectively amass millions of followers.”
Perhaps this is a misdirection for Lorenz to victimize herself and hide the recent scolding on the internet she’s received for allegedly fabricating sources on the Depp-Heard trial. Lorenz falsely claimed she contacted two YouTube content creators (ThatUmbrellaGuy and LegalBytes) for comment in a smear piece smacking them for prospering from their YouTube coverage of the infamous court trial between actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard.
Both YouTube influencers LegalBytes and ThatUmbrellaGuy enthusiastically disputed Lorenz’s claim that she contacted them before publication. The Post even stealth-edited the article in an apparent attempt to hide Lorenz’s apparent lazy journalism and misrepresentation. Fox News Digital media reporter Joseph Wulfsohn originally reported on the stealth-edit.
The Washington Post LIED and DID NOT contact me before including me in their story on Johnny Depp, despite reporting they did so.— ThatUmbrellaGuy (@ThatUmbrella) June 3, 2022
I noted this on Twitter today at 8:31p.
At 9:44p they decided to contact me, AFTER I noted this publicly. ( pic.twitter.com/gkGt0WuMKZ
Lorenz even tried to continue smearing ThatUmbrellaGuy, the same account at the heart of her journalistic scandal, as one of the “misogynistic YouTubers” making money off of anti-Amber Heard content. Why in the world did The Post think it was OK for Lorenz to criticize a source against whom she’s been credibly accused of committing journalistic malpractice?
Conservatives are under attack. Contact The Washington Post at 202-334-6000 and demand that it stop letting its cry-bully Lorenz use its platform as a springboard to spout her leftist opinions and disguise it as news.