Washington Post reporter Taylor Lorenz really has a hate thing going on for Elon Musk and once again beclowned herself after he announced that Twitter would begin sharing ad revenue with content creators, falsely accusing him of favoring right-wing accounts.
In essence, she’s claiming that instead of paying those generating actual content on the platform, the money should be given to struggling newsrooms and leftists who have spewed hate for Twitter forever and have attempted to move to other more censor-happy venues. That’s a very Marxist sentiment.
This all started on Thursday when Musk made the announcement that payouts were beginning. It caused leftists such as Lorenz to short-circuit and roll in fits of anger on the floor, shriekingly proclaiming “It’s not fair!”
Musk’s content creator payouts ostensibly apply to everyone, despite what Lorenz claims.
Taylor Lorenz thinks that the money paid to creators on Twitter should go to struggling news rooms instead pic.twitter.com/gIrOOg2ksU
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) July 14, 2023
So let me get this straight
-Refuse to pay for Twitter Blue
-Complain about how awful Twitter is
-Leave for Meta’s clone app
And now Queen Hall Monitor of Twitter 1.0, Taylor Lorenz is complaining in WaPo that more Left Wing accounts aren’t being paid? pic.twitter.com/yOXzQETpo9
— ALX (@alx) July 14, 2023
Leftist Media Matters joined The Washington Post in its screech-fest over the payouts.
“The first beneficiaries appear to be high-profile far-right influencers who tweeted before the announcement how much they’ve earned as part of the program. Ian Miles Cheong, Benny Johnson, and Ashley St. Claire all touted their earnings,” Lorenz wrote for The Washington Post.
“‘Wow. Elon Musk wasn’t kidding. Content monetization is real,’ tweeted an anonymous account called End Wokeness, with 1.4 million followers, accompanied by a screenshot showing earnings of over $10,400,” she added, trying to invoke division and jealousy among content creators on the right.
Lorenz went out of her way to name those receiving payouts as though it were some kind of sin and not part of helping Twitter show a profit. It’s called “incentive” and God forbid, “capitalism.” Neither of which are terms that seem familiar to Lorenz.
It’s been hitpiece after hitpiece from the establishment left since Twitter did its payouts. First Taylor Lorenz of the Washington Post, now an MMFA hitpiece. Looks like we’re over the target. pic.twitter.com/3vtcuvX2Na
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 14, 2023
Musk did not mince words upon seeing Lorenz’s allegations.
“Liar Lorenz,” he tweeted succinctly summing up the Washington Post leftist.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2023
Possibly the most hilarious exchange came from Libs of TikTok owner Chaya Raichik.
“Had a nice chat with Taylor Lorenz tonight… . Cc: @elonmusk,” she said, kicking off the thread.
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 14, 2023
Lorenz has maligned and insulted Raichik constantly but that didn’t stop her from contacting the Libs of TikTok diva over the payouts.
“Hi Chaya, I’m doing a story on Twitter’s monetization program for creators. Did you receive any payout from Twitter? I noticed you haven’t posted on it. Is that because you weren’t invited to participate?” she allegedly asked Raichik, obviously attempting to stir up animosity.
“Please include my full comment. ‘It’s none of your business,'” Raichik appropriately responded.
“You’ve bragged about monetization previously on other platforms, were you not included in Musk’s group? Has your relationship with Twitter soured?” Lorenz snidely asked.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 14, 2023
The answer she got next was hilarious and well-deserved.
“My relationship with Twitter has not soured. In fact, it’s thriving! Elon and I are actually dating. Please don’t tell anyone because we’re keeping it quiet. You have a name for being very trustworthy and honest so I know I can trust you with this information,” Raichik snarked.
“We will note that — in a tongue in cheek response — you claimed that your relationship with Musk was thriving. But you did not respond to a question about whether u were receiving payments under the program,” Lorenz prodded.
Taylor Lorenz is falsely accusing Elon Musk of “bribing” creators.
He announced this multiple times in February pic.twitter.com/SgejgXd9lf
— ALX (@alx) July 13, 2023
“I’m writing a story on people who suffer from Elon Derangement Syndrome and refused to pay for a blue check and/or took a lot of their content off Twitter. I’m curious if they have any regrets now that they’re seeing creators get massive cash payouts. Can you give a comment as I believe you fit this category?” Raichik clapped back.
“No,” Lorenz said, dismissing her.
“I will note you declined to comment,” Raichik fittingly responded.
Lorenz was justifiably dragged all over Twitter for her jealous, petty attack against Musk and Twitter:
Elon Musk engages with left and right accounts constantly so of course WaPo runs a story accusing him of only paying conservatives.
It’s not about having an open dialogue with some of the far left lunatics like Taylor Lorenz, it’s about absolute assimilation to the same…
— Travis (@Travis_in_Flint) July 14, 2023
Taylor Lorenz is jealous. Imagine being a major left-wing Twitter account, refusing to pay $8 for Twitter Blue and missing out on being paid $20,000 for an ad revenue split. Go woke, go broke
Follow my account @AdamLowisz
— Adam Lowisz (@AdamLowisz) July 14, 2023
Taylor Lorenz is such a punchline. pic.twitter.com/1p3etVhvrc
— The Amish Texter™ ❌ (@the_amish_txtr) July 14, 2023
Taylor Lorenz right now: pic.twitter.com/HxBoWi2eef
— dubzy (@dubzyxbt) July 14, 2023
Taylor Lorenz after realizing how stupid she was to think she could ever survive DMing Libs of TikTok unscathed pic.twitter.com/Xh1cn9Ug7G
— Julia (@Jules31415) July 14, 2023
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) July 14, 2023
When did we go from “how dare Twitter charge for Blue? They should be paying me for the content I provide” to “lol paying people for the content they provide amounts to bribing them to stay on Twitter”? pic.twitter.com/iXmbk5dDxo
— Noam Blum (@neontaster) July 13, 2023
It’s totally on brand for her.
— Han Brolo (@bxlewi1) July 13, 2023
I guess the whole Twitter is dead thing didn’t work out?
— no, you can’t pet my dog (@K9DutchArmy) July 13, 2023
How dare Elon do things to retain and increase users. Twitter is supposed to die! I called it months ago!
— Jikiyama (@Jikiyama) July 13, 2023
Lorenz is not verified. Untrustworthy source.
— The Rabbit Hole (@TheRabbitHole84) July 13, 2023
She’s just pissed at her block list is so big that she’ll never be able to make a dime off of it
— Joe McWopSki (@LakesFirearmsTr) July 13, 2023
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