The media now don’t even think they should be criticized. Fox News host Tucker Carlson slammed New York Times tech reporter Taylor Lorenz as a “deeply unhappy narcissist.” Then former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann called on Twitter to censor Lorenz’s critics.
The leftist hypocrisy was amazing. Only days after Olbermann blasted Cancel Culture, he wanted conservative commentators to be silenced for daring to criticize a disgraced New York Times journalist. “It is past time for @twitter to ban @TuckerCarlson and @seanmdav. They are perpetrating stochastic Terrorism on video here – they deserve no access to this platform,” Olbermann claimed in a March 11 tweet.
Carlson interviewed The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis about a recent controversy regarding Times Lorenz. She has been widely criticized for having “a reputation as a ‘tattletale journalist’ among critics,” Fox News observed.
In turn, The Times condemned Carlson for having the audacity to criticize Lorenz’s tactics. Carlson replied that “Journalists make their living trying to destroy your life but if you say a single word about it, you’re a criminal, a moral monster.” Carlson commented on his show: “We were embarrassed for Taylor Lorenz, she spends her entire life on the internet, so of course after a while you become a deeply unhappy narcissist. That’s what the internet does to people.”
Carlson had commented with apparent shock in a March 9 interview at rumors of how Lorenz has made a viable career as a professional Cancel Culture vulture:
“I know that she had reached out personally to the daughter, the 15-year-old daughter, of a former Trump administration official and spoke to her personally without talking to her parents first. I didn’t even know that was legal. You’re telling me she’s done it with other children?”
Davis agreed with Carlson, and revealed another damning allegation: “Now, now, remember, this is a reporter or a journalist, whatever you want to call her, who doxxed the children of a free speech activist who was literally targeted for assassination by ISIS in Garland, Texas.” Lorenz famously went out of her way to reveal two young Instagram stars were the daughters of conservative activist Pamela Gellar.
Lorenz has been well known for a brand of journalism some like journalist Glenn Greenwald called “an unholy mix of junior high hall-monitor tattling and Stasi-like citizen surveillance.”
Lorenz’s recent claims that public criticism have destroyed her life in turn have been met with mockery. “For international women’s day please consider supporting women enduring online harassment,” she tweeted March 9. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that the harassment and smear campaign I’ve had to endure over the past year has destroyed my life. No one should have to go through this.” An interstitial explained that Lorenz used a function of Twitter to restrict who could reply to her post: “Who can reply? People @TaylorLorenz mentioned can reply.”
Lorenz faced recent public disgrace “for erroneously claiming that entrep[r]eneur Marc Andreessen had used incendiary language during a chatroom discussion on the social media app Clubhouse,” Fox News illustrated.”
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