Lyz Lenz, author and writer for the Columbia Journalism Review, says she got a call from Axios CEO Jim VandeHei to complain about a recent article she wrote criticizing Axios and its journalism style.

As you will see, the call did not go well:

Female journos quickly came to Lenz’s defense. “What a turd,” tweeted CNN’s Kate Bennett:

HuffPost’s Ashley Feinberg called him “thin-skinned”:

Mother Jones’ Clara Jeffery called him “a bully”:

Others called VandeHei out for his “who are you” question:

We really don’t think this would be an issue, however, if VandeHei called up a dude like this:

And Jessica Valenti went as far as to say he was harassing Lenz:

Oh, this is going to be fun to watch:


Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo.