Oh, it’s real. . .

Here’s former Des Moines Register reporter Aaron Calvin playing the victim in a new interview for BuzzFeed and blaming “right-wing ideologues” for his downfall:

And Calvin really didn’t like his old tweets being used against him by his employer:

“Buzzfeed to the rescue”:

The part where he compared himself to women and people of color was a nice touch:

The good news the controversy helped Carson King raise even more money, with the total raised now in excess of $2 million:

You can read the whole thing here: