April 20, 2022

She didn't decline to comment!

Christina Pushaw tweets:
Why Taylor Lorenz gave me a “deadline” of an hour to respond, at 8pm last night: She WANTED to write in Washington Post that “@GovRonDeSantis Press Secretary declined to comment on her relationship with @libsoftiktok.” As if it’s shameful to follow / like / RT the account. NOPE.

Here's the screen shot of their email exchange: 

57 comments:

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

WaPo(D) is a disgrace.

Anyone who reads it - you might be a Potemkin Party Loyalist.

Mike Sylwester said...

Democracy Dies in Darkness!

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Enigma said...

Desperation and a losing position often leads to the gambler's "double down" method: If you lose you double your bet, hoping to break even. If you lose again, double your bet again hoping to break even from an even worse position, etc.

Lose 1 -> 2 -> 4 -> 8 -> 16 -> 32 -> 64 -> 128 -> 256 -> 512 -> 1024 ...

This can work if you have a huge budget (e.g., good will, evidence, money), but when the budget runs out the double down strategy fails absolutely.

If double down is now the norm for big, establishment sources the end of an ideology may well be near.

mccullough said...

Caught in a lie. Tsk tsk

Temujin said...

Not exactly a 'gotcha'.

Taylor Lorenz is a sad excuse for a 'journalist'. And folks, that is quite a statement in todays US media. They are mostly all an embarrassment. But she's a side show. The Washington Post is the main character here. To quote their own editors: OMG!

Whatever has happened to that organization? Seriously. Does any breathing adult read that and not know inside that it's bullshit written by 10th graders masquerading as adults? It's so bad, so corrupt, and so open about how far they've gone to stay on message that they've removed themselves as a source of information. For decades to come. Those who still refer to that paper- like the New York Times- do it out of habit, out of reputation gained years ago.

If these were new entities producing the product as they do today, they'd be mocked furiously and would see a quick end. As legacy papers, their end will be slower and uglier. But the mocking is only just beginning.

M said...

The left is terrified of DeSantis. Trump was easy to other, to twist his own words and bravado, to impede. DeSantis is more careful with his words and image while still being bold in his policy decisions. The LGBT zealots and the nutbar teachers are going crazy trying to scare the public away from him and all they are doing is showing the general public he is factually correct.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

See here: the WaPo's choice in employees.

Sebastian said...

"She didn't decline to comment!"

Why the "!"? An MSM "reporter" lies: this is news? WaPo denied doxxing the LoTT person--right after they had done so. And this is who they are. The Althousian "!" they-should-be-better shtick is beside the point.

Democracy dies in darkness: hence the purveying of darkness.

Václav Patrik Šulik said...

Everything about this Taylor Lorenz is a lie. While she's a progressive hero for now, her lies will catch up with her. She will be forgotten. Or, if she's remembered, it will be with people like Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, and Janet Cooke. Brian Williams and Dad Rather should be in this list, but they're rich, white males, so the progressives protect them. (Yes, I know that doesn't sound right - but the progressives really don't care for logical consistency - they're all about power.)

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Progressive Soviets cannot take criticism. You will be destroyed if you do not obey them.

Jersey Fled said...

Taylor Lorenz is a truly vile person.

And that's the best I can say about her.

Charlie said...

The great thing about this is the last bastions of the old guard (NYT, WaPo) are being exposed. The end can't come soon enough.

Owen said...

Lorenz v. Pushaw: no contest. Lorenz seems to be much given to passive-aggressive tactics; a kind of Middle School Mean Girls style of journalism. It was evident in her doxxing; and in her lame "explanation" for the doxxing; and now here, with her BS deadline for "comment" in a move that reminds me of nothing so much as the old trick question, "When did you stop beating your wife?"

I thought Rule 1 in journalism is, don't be the story. Lorenz is now the story. She should shut up and go away.

gspencer said...

Adhad lunch at the Midland Bagel Emporium, went to Paterson Falls, took pictures of CD, then to Riverside Mall to get some Godiva chocolate and dinner

Yancey Ward said...

Lorenz is a liar. Pretty much all the journalists that work for the NYTimes and WaPo, and now the Wall Street Journal are liars. They enjoy lying. They like it even better when you know they are lying to you. Ones best response to this sort of thing is to stop supporting this financially. If they want to lie to you, at least make sure their hand is out of your fucking pocket while they are doing it and laughing at you as they do so.

Kevin said...

She didn't decline to comment!

Your incredulousness is cute.

MadisonMan said...

When you're in a hole, Taylor, stop digging.

Critter said...

Taylor Lorenz has no place in polite society. She should be shunned.

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Pushaw is awe inspiring and has that ambiguously mellifluous name! Is it pronounced like a NYer saying “pusher” or is it more like the southern exclamation “pshaw!”?

Mike (MJB Wolf) said...

Also this episode features Megan McArdle who used to write great essays but now reveals herself as a casual antisemite. Who knew!

John Borell said...

Taylor Lorenz is merely an exhibit in the decline of our institutions.

The WaPo means nothing to her (if it means anything).

She's a performer, a self-promotor, nothing more.

readering said...

Timeline in extract indicates the comment followed the statement that she would publish "declined to comment" and if you click more replies the spokeswoman later notes that the article as published did not state she declined to comment. She's saying WaPo tried to jam her and was foiled.

pacwest said...

Taylor Lorenz is a sad excuse for a 'journalist'.

They are not journalists. They are activists. They are trained to be activists. They are employed to be activists. Journalism is is not what they are taught, not something they are interested in, and not something they have any intention of practicing.

Activists are a dime a baker's dozen these days.

Mark said...

Is Lorenz seeking to be the new Psaki?

Curious George said...

"Ones best response to this sort of thing is to stop supporting this financially."

LOL, Jeff Bezos is worth over $150 billion.

Achilles said...

The WAPO is an evil organization. It is a Regime mouthpiece.

People that support it financially and with attention and traffic are supporting this disgusting reporter and the other evil people that work there and the illegitimate evil regime.

Enough is enough.

Links to the WAPO need to end.

Discussions about anything the WAPO says need to start at other sources.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

also:

Stephanie G***
@Stephan271914**
·
"I am not sure I understand the article. If reposting videos that were originally posted publicly stirs up hatred against the LGBTQA+ community, shouldn’t that community be furious with the original video posters?"

Amadeus 48 said...

Taylor Lorenz must have learned her comment solicitation technique from one of those telephone scams where they try to get you to say "Yes" or "OK", record it, and then copy it as your consent to a contract for gutter cleaning.

That girl is going far!

Michael K said...

I thought Rule 1 in journalism is, don't be the story. Lorenz is now the story. She should shut up and go away.

Excellent point. If Bezos could be embarrassed, she would do it.

Jeff Vader said...

Poor Taylor, she is 40 something single woman just trying to be cool with the kids. Nothing pathetic about that at all

Misinforminimalism said...

If there were standards for journalism, Lorenz would have violated them. However, there aren't, which is really the important takeaway for 21st Century America.

Dude1394 said...

So this is what happens when one of the richest people in the world owns a media company. They turn into fascists and even further mouthpieces for the democrat party

No wonder they are so afraid of Elon.

Anthony said...

Blogger Temujin said...

Taylor Lorenz is a sad excuse for a 'journalist'.


I dunno, she seems pretty typical these days. The whole world seems to be now run by adolescents.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Dr. Matt Walsh, Women’s Studies Scholar
@MattWalshBlog
Libs of TikTok reposts content from TikTok. This is important work because that’s the site millions of kids use. The Left is mad at her because they don’t want us to know what our kids are being exposed to. We’re not supposed to see that stuff. Only our kids are.

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Dr. Matt Walsh, Women’s Studies Scholar
@MattWalshBlog
·
1h
The teacher said in the video: "If your parents don't love and accept you for who you are, fuck them, I'm your parents now." He chose to say this and post it online. He is not a victim. He deserves to be fired and I hope he never gets another teaching job anywhere ever again. https://twitter.com/kendallybrown/


Ignorance is Bliss said...

Here's the screen shot of their email exchange...

That is not a screen shot of their email exchange. It is a screenshot of half of their exchange. It is missing both the initial request for comment and the initial reply. Maybe the initial reply could be accurately summarized as No comment

(I doubt that's the case, but I like to be clear about what we know and what we don't know. But then, I'm not a journalist)

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

Want this guy for your child's teacher?

gahrie said...

The great thing about this is the last bastions of the old guard (NYT, WaPo) are being exposed. The end can't come soon enough.

The sad thing is that many educated, seemingly intelligent people, still rely on them for the news.

gilbar said...

the fact is: our 'media' wouldn't know the truth, if it hit them in the mouth
example
https://thefederalist.com/2022/04/20/liz-cheney-rakes-in-more-money-from-northern-virginia-than-from-her-home-state-wyoming/
???

Her "home state" of wyoming?
She was born in Madison Wis...She has spent her entire adult life in Northern Virginia
The ONLY times, IN HER LIFE, that she has EVER been in wyoming was to campaign for herself or her father.

Northern Virginia IS her home state.. IF you think it could be Anywhere else, it'd be Wisconsin
But to the morons at The Federalist.. She must have something to do with wyoming; so it's her "home state"

gahrie said...

If the current bad actions by the Washington Post and it's reporters aren't enough to convince you to stop paying for it, what would be?

Does anyone think they'll change their behavior without being punished? Pearl clutching isn't enough.

Jefferson's Revenge said...

Yancey Ward- I am glad you mentioned the Wall Street Journal. I am a 40 year subscriber and I cannot believe how bad their reporting has gotten. Even though I don't agree with the editorial side all of the time, their arguments are well thought out and presented in a literate manner. Well, maybe not Peggy every week but Kim Stossel is very good.

The writing, and particularly the headline people, are atrocious. Too many pseudo-facts and hidden opinions in their articles. It's like suddenly their reporters are all 25 year olds who are trying out for the Times or the Post.

Ron Winkleheimer said...

https://www.theonion.com/gay-pride-parade-sets-mainstream-acceptance-of-gays-bac-1819566014

"My understanding was that gay people are just like everybody else–decent, hard-working people who care about their communities and have loving, committed relationships," Weber said. "But, after this terrifying spectacle, I don't want them teaching my kids or living in my neighborhood."

J Melcher said...

The concept appears to be that quoting to the general public bits of a sermon the preacher has addressed to a congregation of the faithful is a violation of the safe space and expectations of privacy formerly allowed. Suppose the issue was the damnation of unbaptized infants, quoting a perfectly typical Baptist railing against the doctrines of Catholic and Mainline Protestant competitors. If the Baptists are wrong, a lot of children are bound for hell. If the Baptists are right, then a lot of C&MP adults who were baptized as infants are bound for hell. It's a major and irreconcilable dispute -- and one we as a nation of religious tolerance prefer not to air in public.

The sexualization of pre-pubescents is quite analogous to the baptism of infants, in that the people who advocate for the practice believe (on faith rather than evidence) that they are correct and righteous for doing so. Still, they prefer not to have that debate in public.

Static Ping said...

When you completely ignore basic journalism to produce a hit piece that is obviously politically motivated and the higher ups in the newspaper are fine with it, what's some casual lying?

What else is the WaPo lying to you about? I mean besides the other obvious lies.

Jupiter said...

That's "Ms. Pushaw" to you, cunt.

Michael K said...

The most interesting part of this story is that the research to find the "libsoftiktok" author was funded by the German government. What does the German "Federal Ministry of Education and Research" want with attacking American citizens ?

Lorenz cited Brown's series of tweets in her WaPo report published Monday doxing the woman who created the Libs of Tik Tok sleuthing persona.

Brown is working on an ongoing project with support from Prototype Fund, an organization that provides financial support to Brown's so-called "Hatespeech-Tracker." Protoype Fund is a project of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Michael K said...

Her "home state" of wyoming?
She was born in Madison Wis...She has spent her entire adult life in Northern Virginia
The ONLY times, IN HER LIFE, that she has EVER been in wyoming was to campaign for herself or her father.


She represents Wyoming in Congress. She is supposed to have her home there. We all know it is a lie but we also know how common it is.

TheOne Who Is Not Obeyed said...

Lorenz isn't too bad for 44 or whatever her age is. I wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.

Talking, however, would require immediate expulsion.

Narayanan said...

gahrie said...
If the current bad actions by the Washington Post and it's reporters aren't enough to convince you to stop paying for it, what would be?
==========
try that argument pro/con buying pre-perfumed toilet paper >>> still got to buy some! for post-perfuming

Joe Bar said...

Taylor Lorenz needs to turn in her Social Security checks. I hear she's been collecting them since she turned 62 last year.

What's emanating from your penumbra said...

Wow. What a piece of shit she is. It's hard to think of anything bad happening to Lorenz that would make me feel sympathy for her. Not that it isn't fun trying...

[I don't condone violence.]

gadfly said...

What does "RT the account" mean? The only "RT" that I know about has to do with the Russians.

How long did she wait to respond? Deadlines are deadlines and it takes time to address the lies in the response.

Lexington Green said...

Dishonest, misleading, unethical. So, wrong. But, perhaps even worse, stupid. She made a written record of her question and the other person’s answer. It is outright false to say that the person declined to comment. So her misleading representation of what happened was certainly going to be published as well. Does this so-called journalist even think at all? Does he just focus on harming her ideological enemies, and imagine that somehow her dishonesty will be ignored and not circulated and published to the world? She should be fired on the spot for this. She won’t be. Nothing will happen to her. But everyone who’s paying attention knows that she’s a liar.

Lurker21 said...

The German Connection makes me skeptical about our efforts to "promote democracy" around the world. Maybe I should have been all along. Whatever made us think that other countries wouldn't do the same thing to us? "Promote democracy" is a phrase that at this point an only be used ironically.

Careful what you say about Taylor Lorenz, though. She may cry again. You bully.

Narr said...

RT = retweet, gadfly. Try to keep up.

Gravel said...

What lies, gadfly? You make a specific claim of fact. Back it up. Put up or shut up.