Notorious doxxer Taylor Lorenz scrubs Twitter account after accusations of antisemitism

The Washington Free Beacon also called out Lorenz for her "petty jealousy" of journalist Bari Weiss: "Weiss is younger, better looking, and more successful as a journalist and as a human being. Why wouldn't Lorenz be jealous?"

Ari Hoffman Seattle WA
Washington Post columnist and serial doxxer Taylor Lorenz reportedly scrubbed and temporarily locked her account after an article from the Washington Free Beacon on Thursday called her out for her comments earlier in the week about independent journalist Bari Weiss, who is Jewish, calling Lorenz's comments a "cruel antisemitic tirade."

The outlet called out Lorenz for reacting "poorly to an Axios article about Weiss's new media company, the Free Press, and decided to vent her rage on the immigrant-owned social networking website."

Lorenz posted on the social media platform in response to the profile of Weiss, "Notable what gets framed as a ‘buzzy media startup.' If u start off rich, have a rich spouse, rich friends, don't follow any journalistic ethical rules, and focus your content solely on serving the interests of extremely powerful rich ppl, you can go far!"

The Beacon and Twitter users called out Lorenz for her "petty jealousy."

On Thursday evening, Lorenz's account was temporarily locked, only to be unlocked by Friday morning.

The outlet wrote, "Weiss is younger*, better looking, and more successful as a journalist and as a human being. Why wouldn't Lorenz be jealous?"

A footnote in the article added, "Weiss is 38, while Lorenz is estimated to be between 38 and 44 years of age," mocking Lorenz for previously waffling about her age.

According to the Beacon, "Weiss also happens to be Jewish, and Lorenz's tweet was a textbook example of an anti-Semitic trope about how all Jews are rich and powerful, conniving, and immoral."

The outlet expanded on Lorenz’s extensive history of using antisemitic language and tropes.

Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos’ employee doxed the then-anonymous woman behind the Libs of TikTok Twitter account in The Washington Post calling the owner a "powerful" Orthodox Jew who is "shaping" the media.

Lorenz published personal details of the account owner including her address in the pages of the Post before the outlet later scrubbed the details from the article. Lorenz also went to the homes of the account holder’s family members in an attempt to find out more details about the owner of the account.

According to The Federalist, "The Jew who somehow pulls puppet strings — be it politically or by influencing the media — is a core anti-Semitic trope and stereotype that has emerged throughout history. By portraying her subject as a 'proud' Orthodox Jew and 'as a powerful force on the Internet, shaping right-wing media, impacting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation,' Lorenz’s 'reporting' feels uncomfortably close to that stereotype."

The outlet noted that even though anti-Semitic attacks in the US were and still are at record levels, Lorenz’s editors at "The Washington Post thought it was a good idea to identify" Raichik "as an Orthodox Jew" and provide her "name . . . and physical address." Lorenz claimed to out "someone doxxing innocent LGBT teachers and private individuals" but "ended up doing the very type of doxxing she falsely accuses her subject of — and with an anti-Semitic trope to boot."

Additionally, after Lorenz’s story on the identity of the woman behind Libs of TikTok was posted, the Jewish woman "became an open target."

In a 2018 article, Lorenz outed Instagram influencers as the daughters of a prominent Jewish, politically conservative, activist, which led to harassment and their social media talk show being canceled.

In the article for The Daily Beast titled, "The Instagram Stars Hiding Their Famous, Muslim-Hating Mom, Pamela Geller," Taylor Lorenz doxed the women as Pamela Geller’s daughters, who had previously not disclosed the family connection, likely “due to the recurring death threats from Muslim extremists that Geller receives,” according to Breitbart.

The outlet noted that Geller’s daughters, "who are referred to as the Oshry sisters, had their talk show The Morning Breath canceled by Oath, despite the fact that the accounts they run are all non-political."

In response to Lorenz’s post about Weiss, Twitter users accused the left-wing activist journalist who grew up in the affluent Old Greenwich, Connecticut, of "projecting," and according to Fox News, "pointed out that she comes from a privileged, wealthy family."

Jon Levin, a reporter for the New York Post wrote, "Taylor comes from a massively wealthy family in Connecticut and attended a 90k/year Swiss boarding school. She currently works for Jeff Bezos and her work routinely flouts journalistic standards and ethics. This isn’t a glass house — this is a glass superdome." 

Writer Bethany Mandel posted, "Taylor Lorenz lecturing anyone about being rich and without ethics is like OJ Simpson giving marriage seminars. Taylor Lorenz lecturing others about journalism ethics is like Casey Anthony lecturing others about parenting."

Podcaster Noam Blum referenced the frequent criticism of Lorenz for violating journalism ethics among other controversies, and reminded users on the platform, "While Taylor Lorenz complains about journalistic ethics, let us remember the time George Conway had to go on Twitter to publicly tell her to stop contacting his 15-year-old daughter for dirt on her mom."

Lorenz and Weiss both worked at The New York Times in 2019 and 2020, before Weiss quit the outlet in a scorching resignation letter that called out the "illiberal environment" at the Grey Lady where she didn’t feel comfortable expressing centrist views.

Weiss also noted her own "forays into Wrongthink" which made her the subject of "constant bullying by colleagues" who disagreed with her views.

Though she did not name Lorenz in the scathing letter, Weiss has previously been critical of her on social media. 


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