A social media reporter for The Washington Post trolled her approximately 325,000 followers Friday, garnering just a few thousand likes and retweets.
A Daily Wire report featured the Twitter remark by Taylor Lorenz that fired up the Twitterati with its banality.
“I have to fly soon for work & as someone who is medically vulnerable I’m so scared,” declared Lorenz Friday evening. “All COVID precautions that keep high risk people safe have been dropped. I plan to keep an N95 on my face for all 7 hours w/ zero water breaks, but I’m scared it may not seal perfectly. Any tips?”
Many of her Twitter followers seemed to commiserate with her and offered advice.
“You are choosing between your job and your health,” one answered. “I’m sorry to have to put it bluntly, but I don’t think flying is safe right now for anyone, let alone someone medically vulnerable.”
Others were apparently not as sympathetic with the plight of the sickly social media reporter.
“I was triple layered last week on a transcon flight and safely made it,” stated one follower. “Wear a N95 and seal the edges with surgical tape. Then wear a surgical mask on top of the N95. For a 3rd layer wear a cute cloth mask of your choice. You can also add a plastic face shield as 4th layer.”
“Tip: Consider driving instead, spare us the theatrics,” pleaded an apparently unamused follower.
Lorenz worked as a technology reporter for The New York Times before joining The Washington Post in February. She specializes in social media stories. Recently, The Washington Post issued corrections to an article she penned about the Depp-Heard trial. Lorenz initially claimed she sought comment from two YouTubers, Mazeika and ThatUmbrellaGuy, before submitting her article.
The two YouTube accounts denied that Lorenz contacted them ahead of the story’s publication, and her claim was then removed without a correction. Fox News asked if Lorenz self-edited her article without advertising the change to which a Post spokesperson said, “That’s not something we’d discuss on the record.”
Lorenz ran what has been called “a hit piece” on the woman that included personal identity information like her name and work information. The work link was reportedly removed from the article. Several people made death threats to the woman — a Jewish stay-at-home mother — after Lorenz’s doxxing, the Wire report added.
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