Skip to comments.Well-Known Blogger Shuts Down Site for Fear of NYT ‘Doxxing’
Posted on 06/28/2020 11:35:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A prominent pseudonymous blogger has shut down his site after a New York Times reporter refused to conceal his identity in a forthcoming piece, putting his livelihood and life in danger.
Psychiatrist Scott Alexander (his first and middle, but not last, name) has worked for years to cultivate a small but thriving intellectual community through his blog Slate Star Codex. That came to a halt Monday evening, however, when Alexander deleted the blog, replacing it with a post entitled "NYT Is Threatening My Safety By Revealing My Real Name, So I Am Deleting The Blog."
The deletion was the culmination of a week of buzz that a Times reporter, Cade Metz, was reporting a story on Alexander's site and the community it spawned, prompting widespread fears that Alexander would be the next figure "canceled" by a media exposé, possibly as retribution for his criticisms of modern progressivism.
Neither Metz nor his editor Pui-Wing Tam responded to a request for comment. Times vice president for communications Danielle Rhoades Ha told the Washington Free Beacon, "we do not comment on what we may or may not publish in the future. But when we report on newsworthy or influential figures, our goal is always to give readers all the accurate and relevant information we can."
Alexander and others interviewed by Metz told the Free Beacon that they do not believe Metz wanted to write a "hit piece." But Metz did insist that Times guidelines compelled him to disclose Alexander's real name, derailing an interview with the blogger.
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When did we become the USSR and KGB?
NYT Is Threatening My Safety By Revealing My Real Name, So I Am Deleting The Blog
Why he thought being interviewed by that DNC talking point regurgitator was a good idea is beyond me.
The left is very skilled at destroying people.
I see a whole new news genre developing.
News about the newspeople.
Watching the watchers and reporting on all their foiblesand secrets.
Wondering how much of the NYT is under the influence of, or outright controlled by the enemy across the pond, and quite apparently within our own nation, or is it?
Wow- they had to give his middle name too?
Psychiatrist Scott Alexander (his first and middle, but not last, name)
Who lives on 2n’d street in baytown Ill in (the first and middle syllables of the state, but not the last, syllable)
If you want to do this, its probably better to be really anonymous, not pseudo-anonymous. Its not difficult to lease an offshore server with Bitcoin.
“...Neither Metz nor his editor Pui-Wing Tam...”
Editor is a communist plant?
Yes, and the doxxer is a Chinese guy named Sum Ting Wong.
Damn. Dalrock back in January, now this.
Tolerance was always only when to the Left’s advantage. Once they had power tolerance would never do. The Left seems to believe it is a vote (stolen or otherwise) away from opening up the reeducation camps that Bill Ayers and his friends once speculated about.
I’ll wager they wrote of so-called Charlemagne tha God without revealing the black jerk’s real name.
Just wait until they start defunding police and divert those resources and infrastructure to social justice crusaders bringing this terror to every community.
So is lead poisoning, but only left seems to be effective at it these days.
New York Times says “Mission Accomplished!”
Some media people will protect bad guy’s identities.
They will turn around and destroy anyone else that disagrees with them.
Imagine what could be accomplished if the press and democrats were not so anti-American
The agenda of the New York Times is not only to spread leftist propaganda, it’s also to intimidate, smear and suppress dissenting voices.
January 20th, 1993.
Checking, it was a Wednesday...