Liberal Hypocrisy, or Do As I Say, Not Do As I Do!

We have previously reported on the very lovely Taylor Lorenz, who covers technology and online culture for The Washington Post. The image to the right is a screen capture, but if you click on it, it will take you to the original tweet.

Taylor Lorenz spent a lot of time investigating the Twitter account Libs of TikTok. LoTT’s schtick is to find the silliest things leftists put on the social media site Tik Tok, and snark them for sensible people on Twitter. Basically, LoTT is mocking people for their own exposed stupidity.

Meet the woman behind Libs of TikTok, secretly fueling the right’s outrage machine

A popular Twitter account has morphed into a social media phenomenon, spreading anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment and shaping public discourse

by Taylor Lorenz | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 6:00 AM EDT

On March 8, a Twitter account called Libs of TikTok posted a video of a woman teaching sex education to children in Kentucky, calling the woman in the video a “predator.” The next evening, the same clip was featured on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News program, prompting the host to ask, “When did our public schools, any schools, become what are essentially grooming centers for gender identity radicals?”

Libs of TikTok reposts a steady stream of TikTok videos and social media posts, primarily from LGBTQ+ people, often including incendiary framing designed to generate outrage. Videos shared from the account quickly find their way to the most influential names in right-wing media. The account has emerged as a powerful force on the Internet, shaping right-wing media, impacting anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and influencing millions by posting viral videos aimed at inciting outrage among the right.

The anonymous account’s impact is deep and far-reaching. Its content is amplified by high-profile media figures, politicians and right-wing influencers. Its tweets reach millions, with influence spreading far beyond its more than 648,000 Twitter followers. Libs of TikTok has become an agenda-setter in right-wing online discourse, and the content it surfaces shows a direct correlation with the recent push in legislation and rhetoric directly targeting the LGBTQ+ community.

Miss Lorenz mission was to dox the creator of LoTT, and in that, she accomplished her mission, in this paragraph from much further down:

Chaya Raichik had been working as a real estate salesperson in Brooklyn when, in early November 2020, she created the account that would eventually become Libs of TikTok.

Let’s tell the truth here: Miss Lorenz exposure of Miss Raichik’s identity for her previously anonymous account was intended to get her fired from her job. Whether Miss Raichik is still selling real estate I do not know, but she appears to have weathered the storm pretty well.

It wasn’t long after that that Miss Lorenz was aghast that President Biden’s proposed Ministry of Truth ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ in the Department of Fatherland Homeland Security failed as people saw it for exactly what it was, an attempt for the government to define what is, and is not, true. The very liberal Miss Lorenz apparently didn’t consider that the party she apparently favored might not be in power forever; would she really want Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis overseeing the Ministry of Truth?

One of Miss Lorenz’s biggest bugaboos has been COVID-19, because as she told us, she is immunocompromised, and that:

Disabled/medically vulnerable people also live in society. We have to go to work, to the doctor, we have to grocery shop and go to school, we ride the same trains and busses as everyone else. It’s terrifying how many ppl want sick & vulnerable people to die or be locked away

And she’s still at it. The image is a screen capture that Miss Raichik took of Miss Lorenz’s tweets from August 14th, in which Washington Post reporter said:

No, you should mask to protect others. It doesn’t matter if you personally have had 5, 6, 7 shots. You can still spread covid and are even more likely to be asymptomatic, which is a major way covid spreads. Also the vaxx doesn’t prevent long covid, which everyone is at risk for.

An interesting statement. She has basically said that the COVID-19 vaccines might make your symptoms less or non-existent if you do contract the virus, but that they do nothing to keep people from contracting or spreading it, which we have known for quite some time.

Then one of the people she hasn’t blocked — she doesn’t really like to hear the truth, so she has blocked me! — Jim Golab, who wrote, seemingly in support of her:

I was 4x vaxxed, and wore a mask while I went through 2 airports on a trip. I got Covid somewhere in there, but such a mild case that I did not really curtail my activities (or mask) because I did not know I had it until later after I tested. I am sure that I was a spreader.

A more polite person would have expressed some sympathy and hope that Mr Golub was now over the disease, and thanking him for at least wearing a mask — something he kind of implied but did not actually state — once he was aware he had contracted the virus. That wasn’t Miss Lorenz’s response:

That’s horrific and you spread death and disability. That’s why everyone should wear a mask in public while transmission is high and we should demand free and easy testing, public transmission data, upgraded ventilation etc.

And that’s where the fun begins, as Miss Raichik completely destroyed Miss Lorenz’s meme! Dylan Mulvaney, the mentally ill male who thinks he’s a girl, attended a party at Kathy Griffin’s house, and posted a photo, a photo showing himself, seated next to Miss Griffin, who was seated next to, you guessed it, Taylor Lorenz!

Somehow, some way, there isn’t a mask in sight!

Now, we have no way of knowing how many of the ten women and one man male, plus a photographer, at this pretty party “have had 5, 6, 7 shots,” but it doesn’t really matter: the immunocompromised Miss Lorenz still believes that they could “still spread covid.” And if Miss Lorenz knew, or cared, she did not care enough to have worn a mask herself or insist that the others wear masks. It is, I suppose, possible that they were all masked except for the publicity photo, but let’s face it: wearing masks is a real downer, and who wants Debbie Downer at an afternoon tea party?

Miss Lorenz railed on Mr Golub that it was “horrific and (he) spread death and disability,” yet was apparently unconcerned enough at a Hollywood coffee klatch to both attend and not always wear a mask herself. Did she similarly berate the others?

In the end, it’s typical liberal hypocrisy: do as I say, not do as I do! Or, to paraphrase Jonathan Edwards, she can’t even run her own life, I’ll be damned if she’ll run mine!
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