The saga of Taylor Lorenz’s struggles with reality added a new chapter Friday after it was reported that The Washington Post is now requiring one of its most senior editors to “babysit” all of her submissions.
Until recently, Lorenz’s faithful adherence to the agenda of the left through unscrupulous means such as doxing social media users had appeared to be rewarded. However, after the outlet got dragged for publishing some of her outright falsehoods, the Post went into damage control at the expense of the reporter’s reputation.
As previously reported, Lorenz had gotten called out for claiming to not receive comment from YouTubers about the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial when in reality she had never contacted them. Amid ongoing turmoil at the newspaper, the Post made the decision to relocate Lorenz and provided her with oversight.
The New York Times reported on the move and wrote, “Ms. Lorenz has been moved from the features staff to the technology team, according to three people with knowledge of the move.”
More news in here: @TaylorLorenz has been moved from the features staff to the technology team. Cameron Barr, the WaPo's No. 2 editor, has been asked to review her articles before publicationhttps://t.co/i5BZ72jsC6?
— Ben Mullin (@BenMullin) June 17, 2022
Her work will now be reviewed by the number two editor at the Post, Cameron Barr. The Times added. “Mr. Barr has been asked to review her articles before publication, two of the people said.”
It was long after the news broke that the self-righteous corporate media outlet was called out for their shenanigans by the observant who noted the move contradicted earlier downplaying of problems caused by Lorenz’s false claims.
I was told issues with Taylor Lorenz was a right wing conspiracy against her which makes assigning the No. 2 editor to babysit her a bit odd. https://t.co/jZXM73UHSt
— The Wokest Numbersmuncher (@NumbersMuncher) June 17, 2022
“I was told issues with Taylor Lorenz was a right wing conspiracy against her which makes assigning the No. 2 editor to babysit her a bit odd,” one person called out on Twitter with others concluding the same.
So WaPo has assigned a babysitter since her work never seems to past a good journalism.
— K Blank (@kjblank80) June 17, 2022
That children need supervision surprises very few.
— Marcus Capitolinus (@KritHouse2021) June 17, 2022
The article from the Times covered the Post’s executive editor Sally Buzbee and her efforts to improve the newspaper. It went into the fact that Lorenz wasn’t the only one reprimanded over the necessary corrections to her story as editor David Malitz may have lost a promotion opportunity over the debacle.
“Before the corrections, Ms. Buzbee had offered the well-respected editor, David Malitz, a promotion to run the features department,” the Times wrote, “according to one person with knowledge of the offer. He had agreed to take it. But several days later, Ms. Buzbee pulled the offer.”
“In the meeting with the features group, Ms. Buzbee fielded angry questions about Mr. Malitz’s treatment. She said he was ‘in no way reprimanded or punished for any errors,’ according to a copy of notes taken at the meeting, but would not say what was behind her decision. She said she couldn’t talk about personnel issues,” the piece went on.
This must be sooooo delightful for NYT to write.
— Julien H. الاثنين المولد (@JulienHKK) June 17, 2022
It’s worth noting that Lorenz had previously worked for the Times.
Proof that she has yet to learn any lesson from getting publicly rebuked, she decided to downplay the story by smearing the hierarchy of the Post. “[For what it’s worth] Cameron has always read my stories ever since I got here,” Lorenz wrote on Twitter, “he reads all big stories that go on the site. He’s an awesome editor!! I love his feedback and working with him.”
So Cameron Barr is the editor who added the false line to your story that required a correction? Wow.
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) June 18, 2022
Her humble-brag that suggested all her work equated to big stories was dismissed outright by Christina Pushaw, known for dismantling shoddy arguments from so-called journalists, who instead highlighted what Lorenz revealed through her claim.
“So Cameron Barr is the editor who added the false line to your story that required a correction?” Pushaw, the spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), asked. “Wow.”
Pushaw didn’t leave the matter there either, as she went on to predict what the reporter, who seems to love playing the victim, would do next.
Can’t wait for her passive aggressive tweet storm when she quits and calls out WaPo like she did to NYT!!!
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) June 18, 2022
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