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murder
Member
Mon Jun 06 20:46:24
David Weigel for a retweet. Here it is ...

http://twi...us/1533943265820520448/photo/1

murder
Member
Mon Jun 06 20:47:13

Poor guy did himself in. He forgot to put "retweets are not endorsements" in his Twitter bio. :o)

Rugian
Member
Mon Jun 06 21:10:31
Meanwhile, Taylor Lorenz is still happily employed.

WaPo is a fucking joke.
Y2A
Member
Mon Jun 06 21:18:41
David Weigel is a sharp guy, WaPo is wrong here.
kargen
Member
Mon Jun 06 22:18:29
It's funny because it is true.





A sexist would say.
Sam Adams
Member
Mon Jun 06 23:32:26
Ok, he should have known better than to make a joke about oversensitive bipolar womyns in this day an age.

But this is clearly true as well:

"Taylor Lorenz is still happily employed.

WaPo is a fucking joke."
nhill
Member
Tue Jun 07 02:15:25
He's a journalist and it's a pun. They don't have to be funny to be entertaining. Pathetic that he got cancelled over a retweet, not even a quote tweet.
nhill
Member
Tue Jun 07 02:18:10
Someone should hire him right away. But also the guy needs to separate his work account from an anon account.

No idea who this is, never heard of him before
Paramount
Member
Tue Jun 07 03:46:09
He broke WaaaPost’s rules.
nhill
Member
Tue Jun 07 04:04:38
They have a rule against retweeting puns?
nhill
Member
Tue Jun 07 04:05:38
Puns aren't commentary. It's a clever pun, bipolar, bisexual is all.

But my fucking god are people sensitive these days wtf
murder
Member
Tue Jun 07 06:43:43

"It's funny because it is true."

It's funny because it's funny.

murder
Member
Tue Jun 07 06:46:33

"Someone should hire him right away."

He's not fired. He's on timeout. What he needs to do is block the coworker that reported him so they can't see any more of his tweets or retweets.

In fact everyone working at the Washington Post should block him/her/them.

nhill
Member
Tue Jun 07 07:49:31
Oh he's only on timeout, lol
murder
Member
Thu Jun 09 18:50:15

The political reporter who complained about the retweet has been fired.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H77fRz1rybs

"This is a man's world"

Rugian
Member
Thu Jun 09 18:55:07
She went on a weeks-long public tirade against the paper, and whenever a fellow reporter would tweey her gently suggesting "hey, maybe you're going a bit overboard with this" she would lash out at them and accuse them of feeding misogyny and hatred.

She honestly seems like she suffers from mental illness. I wish her good luck in getting the medical help she needs.
Habebe
Member
Thu Jun 09 18:56:12
She got fired today.
Y2A
Member
Thu Jun 09 21:27:22
good, Weigel is of way more value.
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