- [News] Criticizing Public Figures, Including Influential Journalists, is Not Harassment or Abuse (or, How Glenn Greenwald discovers it IS ABOUT ETHICS IN JOURNALISM)
"The second reason Lorenz is the topic of recent discussion is that she has been repeatedly caught fabricating claims about influential people, and attempting to ruin the reputations and lives of decidedly non-famous people. In the last six weeks alone, she twice publicly lied about Netscape founder Marc Andreessen: once claiming he used the word “retarded” in a Clubhouse room in which she was lurking (he had not) and then accusing him of plotting with a white nationalist in a different Clubhouse room to attack her (he, in fact, had said nothing)."
"She also often uses her large, powerful public platform to malign private citizens without any power or public standing by accusing them of harboring bad beliefs and/or associating with others who do. (She is currently being sued by a citizen named Arya Toufanian, who claims Lorenz has used her private Twitter account to destroy her reputation and business, particularly with a tweet that Lorenz kept pinned at the top of her Twitter page for eight months, while several other non-public figures complain that Lorenz has “reported” on their non-public activities). It is to be expected that a New York Times journalist who gets caught lying as she did against Andreessen and trying to destroy the reputations of non-public figures will be a topic of conversation.
The third reason this New York Times reporter is receiving attention is because she has become a leading advocate and symbol for a toxic tactic now frequently used by wealthy and influential public figures (like her) to delegitimize criticisms and even render off-limits any attempt to hold them accountable. Specifically, she and her media allies constantly conflate criticisms of people like them with “harassment,” “abuse” and even “violence.”"
"That is what Lorenz did on Tuesday when she co-opted International Women’s Day to announce that “it is not an exaggeration to say that the harassment and smear campaign I have had to endure over the past year has destroyed my life.” She began her story by proclaiming: “For international women’s day please consider supporting women enduring online harassment.” She finished it with this: “No one should have to go through this.” Notably, there was no mention, by her or her many media defenders, of the lives she has harmed or otherwise deleteriously affected with her massive journalistic platform."
The rest of the article has just as much gold and I highly advise reading and sharing it with those folks you know who might listen to one of the founders of The Intercept.ID: gqiamar
The entire issue I have with Greenwald is that up until it happened to him, he was completely on board with the shit that was going down. But now that they burned him directly, suddenly the things we have been saying and getting shit on for literally years over is now something everyone needs to listen to.
Greenwald is literally the smartest dumb person.
Criticism of anyone or anything is not harassment, abuse or cancel culture.
If the intent of that criticism is to harass, abuse or cancel that is when it becomes those things. Intent is the thing to focus on.
I predict that when we have lunar colonies, the people living on those colonies will still be talking about GamerGate.ID: gqip4ei
Moon village elders will be sitting around the argon fire pit and telling the younglings tales of the dark millennium and the dread dark god Gaum R'gut.
meanwhile here's glenn (as usual) contradicting himself. He talks spicy on twitter and cries foul ALL the time.ID: gqig97k
Looks like he's just calling out the same crybullies he's talking about.ID: gqjmdxd
That was a post done as a rhetorical parody. He posted something saying it's unfortunately impossible to parody the woke because they have literally no principles:
It's literally impossible to satirize woke idiocy in a way that its practitioners will know you're doing it, because in their world, the most outlandish and idiotic uses of wokeism are cheered, so no matter how glaring you make the mockery, they still won't see it. Quote Tweet
This really is a good article that fundamentally acknowledges what the real basis of these culture wars is. Its up there with Mytheos Holt's pieces explaining GamerGate/feminist attacks on nerd culture (the #WarOnNerds) as an establishment-intelligentsia's revenge upon nerds for how the internet decimated the institutional power of that establishment-intelligentsia.
Excellent work, Glenn.ID: gqjmjih
You have a link to that article? Sounds like a good read.
Glen Greenwald is a fucking hero. Any of you youngins that happen to be reading this, look into his history.
A principled dedication to liberty is his legacy. His detractors will all be forgotten.ID: gqiy3l1
Unfortunately he's pissed off too many blue/red partisan, so they'd rather disagree with him than be right alongside him on an issue.
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