A report in the Daily Wire argues that “Some of the best grassroots campaigns happen on Twitter.” The platform has a point.
On Sunday, Tim Pool, a notable YouTube political commentator, posted a question on Twitter: “Should I buy a billboard in Times Square saying Taylor Lorenz doxxed @libsoftiktok…I wouldn’t care if they just owned it but the gaslighting deserves a proper rebuttal.”
Lorenz has been called out by many media platforms, including RTM, for her reprehensible journalism tactics, including doxing the Libs of TikTok creator shortly after stating in an interview with MSNBC that she denounces online harassment.
Video of that interview has since been moved to “private” status.
Following that interview, Lorenz tweeted: “If your segment or story on ‘online harassment’ leads to even worse online harassment for your subjects, you … should learn how to cover these things properly before ever talking about them again.”
One of the respondents to Pool’s post was Jeremy Boreing, the co-CEO of The Daily Wire. He wrote, “Yes. Do it. I’m good for half.”
Just days later, the billboard was up. On Tuesday, Pool shared a video of the actual billboard in Times Square. The caption under the video read:
“The Washington Post and Taylor Lorenz Doxxed @libsoftiktok. They included a link to private work details and an address listed as Libs’ private home. They lied about it so I got an ad in Times Square calling them out. Thanks to @JeremyDBoreing for the assist.”
The billboard reads, “Hey WaPo, democracy dies in darkness, that’s why we’re shining a light on you.”
Lorenz responded to the ad on Twitter.
“Tim Pool and the CEO of the Daily Wire took out a giant billboard in Times Square today in an attempt to discredit my reporting on Libs of TikTok.”
Doubling down, the Washington Post writer linked her post to the article where she disclosed the personal information of the conservative Libs of TikTok creator. Not wanting additional negative feedback, Lorenz limited replies to those she follows.
Washington Post senior managing editor, Cameron Barr, stands by Lorenz. His recent statement on the controversy read: “Taylor Lorenz is a diligent and accomplished journalist whose reporting methods comport entirely with the Washington Post’s professional standards.”
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