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A couple of weeks ago, The Washington Post‘s Taylor Lorenz cried on national TV because she said online harassment gave her PTSD. This is the same Taylor Lorenz that built a career by revealing the identity of the mother of two Instagram influencers because she allegedly made Islamophobic comments, totally unrelated to her daughters’ work, and by fabricating that Marc Andreessen used a racial slur in a Clubhouse forum. The same Taylor Lorenz that manipulated Kellyanne Conway’s 15-year-old daughter into becoming an anti-Trump TikTok celebrity and is amid a defamation lawsuit.
Of course, when Lorenz automatically became a meme a couple of weeks ago, many of us thought that it was a matter of time before Lorenz would go on and harass and attempted to destroy someone’s life. Bingo! Lorenz wrote an egregious hit piece revealing the identity and attacking the creator of Libs of TikTok.
What’s worse, she exposed her business address, harassed members of her family, and even threatened a totally unrelated person for… sharing the name of the woman behind Libs of TikTok.
The article, by Lorenz own admission, is more about why Libs of TikTok is homophobic, radical, and a vehicle for misinformation, and less about the identity of the woman behind it, which is pretty much irrelevant to the ends of the article (and yes, that’s precisely why I’m not even mentioning her name).
What’s funny about all this is the very nature of Libs of TikTok: a Twitter account in which 90% of its content is simply reposting what degenerate progressives, especially K-12 teachers, post on their social media. The best example is a video about a “sexy camp” in Kentucky for children from third grade where they would be introduced to masturbation, BDSM, sex on drugs, among other totally age-appropriate activities.
If an account that just reposts content created by liberals is enough to show the world that these liberals need an exorcism, then we should protect Libs of TikTok, whatever the cost may be.
This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on April 20, 2022. Subscribe for free here!
Edgar is political scientist and philosopher. He defends the Catholic intellectual tradition. Edgar writes about religion, ideology, culture, US politics, abortion, and the Supreme Court. Twitter: @edgarjbb_ // Edgar es politólogo y filósofo. Defiende la tradición intelectual católica. Edgar escribe sobre religión, ideología, cultura, política doméstica, aborto y la Corte Suprema. Twitter: @edgarjbb_