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WaPo Releases Statement Filled With Lies in Aftermath of Taylor Lorenz’s ‘Libs of TikTok’ Doxxing

WaPo Releases Statement Filled With Lies in Aftermath of Taylor Lorenz’s ‘Libs of TikTok’ Doxxing

“[Libs of Tik Tok’s] identity had become public knowledge on social media. We did not publish or link to any details about her personal life,” Washington Post managing editor Cameron Barr wrote.

Earlier this week, Washington Post “technology columnist/reporter” Taylor Lorenz wrote a story about the popular conservative “Libs of TikTok” Twitter account. The article doxxed the person behind the account, and Lorenz also harassed family members at their homes to try and obtain more information.

Lorenz researched the piece ostensibly because LoTT has become so influential that they harm the people whose TikTok videos they would repost to Twitter. The person allegedly caused some of them – namely the radical, woke public school “educators” who openly bragged of their indoctrination tactics on LGBTQ and CRT issues towards young children on the popular online video platform – to fear for their jobs and safety.

Understandably, the piece outraged fans of LoTT for several reasons. First, the person behind the account is a private citizen and doesn’t work for the government or special interest groups in any capacity, the latter of which is usually the primary basis for these types of articles. Further, the account’s sole function is to share already publicly available unedited TikTok clips of bat-crap crazy leftists doing their thing to shine a brighter spotlight on what these people promote in the name of “education.” This usually involves things liberals and their media allies love to declare “aren’t happening” in public schools.

Also, LoTT’s supporters were equally incensed over the fact that this was yet another example of Lorenz trying to have it both ways regarding her job responsibilities which, in a nutshell, involve the online harassment of social media users, some of who post anonymously out of fear of retribution from their employers and/or left-wing outrage mobs. Just two weeks ago, Lorenz did a tear-filled interview on MSNBC. She proclaimed she suffered “severe PTSD” and contemplated suicide because of the harassment she says she and family members and friends received online due to doing her job.

In response to the outcry over the article, Washington Post managing editor Cameron Barr issued a statement. He claimed, “[Libs of TikTok’s] identity had become public knowledge on social media. We did not publish or link to any details about her personal life”:


(Archived link to the tweet)

The problem is that Barr’s claim was a lie:

Fox News caught up with the paper to press them on their questionable statement and why they linked to LoTT’s private information and then de-linked it. Their response was to lie again, which just made things worse:

Including LoTT’s real name wasn’t necessary, either, but WaPo did it anyway.

For her part, Lorenz suggested that the doxxing part wasn’t important in a follow-up tweet. She thinks we should focus on the fact that LoTT is an effective messenger in exposing radical leftists in the education system. And for that, LoTT must be punished and canceled:

Keep in mind, though, that, in Lorenz’s view, the type of harassment that involves doxxing and stalking people and their family members is inexcusable and wrong – but only if it’s happening to her, apparently:

You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Comments

JackinSilverSpring | April 21, 2022 at 1:33 pm

Bezos’ Compost, Pravda on the Potomac, where the truth goes to die in darkness.

Don’t get me started on “WaPo releases a statement filled with lies.” That’s as common as a nose job on a movie star.

She got a pretty mouth.

Colonel Travis | April 21, 2022 at 1:57 pm

I’m embarrassed to say I’ve been published in that alleged newspaper. I left journalism a while back, and I am not who I am now without going through all I did in the past. But if I knew then what I know now…I guess all of us can say that, and we might be leading much different lives for one reason or another.

What is described as journalism these days is dangerous to a society built on freedom and liberty. It is so wrong.

    I got BS degree in journalism back in the late 70’s and when the prof told the class in so many words “we are the filters and it is we who get to decide what the American people get to know”, that along with being employed as a copy editor on the campus newspaper and witnessing the leftist bias firsthand ended my journalism career.

      JackinSilverSpring in reply to JimWoo. | April 21, 2022 at 2:38 pm

      So the BS degree in journalism is just so much bs? 😄😄😄

        I really got but never used it to make a living. But the bs in lefty journalism is a real thing.

        scooterjay in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | April 22, 2022 at 6:02 am

        I remember laughing at the journo crowd in 1981 during high school.
        They went to college, I went to work. I can now write much better than they; unfortunately those souls cannot weld, fit bearings or program logic controllers.
        Do you feel lucky, punk?

So-o-o-o-o…. Is there a lawsuit against WaPo being prepared? This is so far worse than the Sandmann defamation case.

    Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 21, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Lawsuit for what? There was no defamation. They didn’t make any factual statements about her that weren’t true. On the contrary, the problem is that they told too much truth about her, things that are nobody’s business and should not have been told. You can’t sue for that. Just treat them as the scum they are.

      stevewhitemd in reply to Milhouse. | April 21, 2022 at 5:18 pm

      Actually, you can sue, for public publication of private fact. It’s part of the ‘invasion of privacy’ law. I’m not a lawyer, but I understand that if one reveals factual statements about another person that should not and ordinarily are not in the public realm, you can be called to account in a tort.

      Example: if someone were to publish your tax returns; or to document the exact route you take to work everyday, etc. The legal assumption is that this is being done for nefarious reasons.

      Of course, consult a lawyer. Perhaps our esteemed host or the LI lawyer could educate us?

      DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | April 22, 2022 at 2:03 am

      “Reckless endangerment.”

The WAPO backing their own little wannabe fascist bully by employing obvious lies and unacknowledged edits to the original article.

The slavish, water-carrying Dumb-o-crat media lackeys/lemmings/prostitutes/propagandists can’t stomach the fact that a conservative private citizen is shining a light on Dumb-o-crats’ manifest craziness, narcissism and destructive political ethos, especially as it pertains to indoctrinating elementary school kids. They can’t countenance legitimate scrutiny, and, much-deserved mockery, being aimed at Dumb-o-crat zealots and their idiotic, self-aggrandizing antics.

And, another thing — for the vile Lorenz and Pravda WaPo to rationalize “doxxing” a person, by claiming that they are acting in alleged defense of the “LGBT” alphabet brigade and “trans” narcissists, is utterly despicable and contemptible. This is how Dumb-o-crats operate — they believe that any action, no matter how lawless, inappropriate or indefensible, can be rationalized so long as they claim to be acting in furtherance of their “social justice” aims. It’s vile, utterly vile.

    scooterjay in reply to guyjones. | April 22, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Not a fan of “turn it about”…but imagine the outcry when turnabout becomes fair play?

      guyjones in reply to scooterjay. | April 22, 2022 at 1:51 pm

      That’s what so galling about the situation. The Dumb-o-crats play the outraged victim if such tactics are used against them, but, they believe that their allegedly morally righteous crusade gives them free license to wield the same tactics that they decry, against everyone else. It’s despicable hypocrisy. So, yeah, scorched earth retaliation becomes the only fair response.

Steven Brizel | April 21, 2022 at 4:33 pm

I would like to see the individual at issue commence litigation immediately against Lorenz WP and anyone who aided and abetted her doxxing I suspect that that there is an electronic trail of evidence that would make great reading in front of a jury

    Milhouse in reply to Steven Brizel. | April 21, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    I wish there were something to sue for, but I can’t imagine what. There’s no actual right to remain anonymous. What Lorenz did was scummy, but not against any law.

MoeHowardwasright | April 21, 2022 at 4:42 pm

Maybe the doxxer Queen can join up with the worthless ginger at msndc for a hard hitting show, showcasing how the two of them attack conservatives and mainstream Americans.

Here’s a funny thing: Everyone is (rightly) up in arms because Lorenz identified LoTT. But she didn’t identify her precisely. She published her name, but there are at least a dozen people with that name. It’s a large family, and just about each branch of it has at least one Chaya. I know the family and there’s a good chance I know this particular Chaya, but I don’t know which one it is; they’re not saying, and it would be rude to ask a second time. What I can say is that every member of that family whom I know is a good and decent person, and the ones I don’t know seem similar. And none of them deserve the harassment that will be coming their way, especially all the “wrong Chayas” who will be catching flak for something that has nothing to do with them at all.

    henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | April 21, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    …and THEY might have standing to sue for it…

    Interested Party in reply to Milhouse. | April 22, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Sorry, but they posted her real estate licence. They were pretty specific about which Chaya they believe it is.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Milhouse. | April 22, 2022 at 2:06 am

    What you’re saying doesn’t make this better. Lorenz potentially put several innocent people in danger because they might be mistaken for the publisher of LoTT.

Hell: Jen Psaki in your right ear, this idiot in your left, with recordings of Obama speeches in the background.

Watched a few of the vids, these people are crazy and yes, they should not be in a classroom.

I don’t do twitter.
I wish Libs of Tik Tok would get in contact with me.
I sub for a few school districts and have witnessed insanity in person.
There is a huge reason they don’t want cameras in the classroom.

Free State Paul | April 22, 2022 at 6:32 pm

Sad but true: Don’t do ANYTHING on the internet you wouldn’t want traced back to you.

If you’re tech-savvy, you can make yourself very hard to find. But not invisible.

My hero is Ann Barnhardt. She has always published under her real name. When she received death threats for burning a Koran, she published directions to her home on her website.