Boy howdy, Bloomberg’s Ben Penn really and truly screwed up with his coverage and ‘scoop’ about Leif Olson. He had to know this wouldn’t go over well with the masses in social media, right? Even fellow journalists like John Podhoretz are bustin’ his chops for what he’s done.
Of course, Ben posted this perhaps thinking he would get some sort of sympathy …
My fellow journalist @jpodhoretz is DMing me that I’m a “miserable prick” and a “repugnant child.” All over this piece: https://t.co/68kDvaFn0h pic.twitter.com/VJGLaD9vTZ
— Ben Penn (@benjaminpenn) September 3, 2019
And as we all know, it’s not like John Podhoretz is a huge fan of Trump or his administration in general.
So Ben really screwed up here.
You definitely have that coming!
— jennydee (@jenndee19) September 3, 2019
Here for the ratio because you obviously think anti-Semitism only exists to get people you don't like fired
— The Meturgeman (@DraftRyan2016) September 3, 2019
— "Fredo" is racist toward Italians who are dumb (@jtLOL) September 3, 2019
And you know what, given your targeted edit to present false context (in other words, lie and deceive), he’s correct.
— Mouth of Matuszak (@pavelgregory) September 3, 2019
Can you screenshot half of the DM so you can form our own opinions?
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) September 3, 2019
He's not your fellow anything.
— misinforminimalism (@jeff_techentin) September 3, 2019
I don't always agree with @jpodhoretz… But he hit the nail on the head here.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 3, 2019
Publicly sharing DMs too? Wow you're on fire today.
— Regs (@r3gulations) September 3, 2019
I ran Podhoretz’s comments past one of those fact check sites. Their conclusion: pic.twitter.com/epIofqEjEW
— Scott W. Hunter (@SWHesq) September 3, 2019
He's not wrong.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 3, 2019
Fellow journalists are sick of bad actors like you passing off your activism as journalism.
You're the exact reason why Americans loathe the press.
— Noah (@reeb1011) September 3, 2019
Where's the lie?
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) September 3, 2019
Dude, stop digging.
— Leighproblyneedscoffee ???? (@Hammock_Cat) September 3, 2019
Learn from it. Liar
— Ginny (@ginkates) September 3, 2019
He was being kind.
Your malicious, egregious behavior now makes you completely worthless in your profession. No serious person will give you the time of day now.
Hope you picked up some kind of marketable skill that you can use outside of journalism.
— Can of Spam (@iDoLikeSpam) September 3, 2019
Good for @jpodhoretz. This is amazing that you are pretending not to realize what you have done wrong.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 3, 2019
Not seeing a whole lot of sympathy here, Ben.
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