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Well-Known Blogger Shuts Down Site for Fear of NYT ‘Doxxing’
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2020 | Charles Fain Lehman

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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1 posted on 06/28/2020 11:35:33 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 100American; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


2 posted on 06/28/2020 11:35:53 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The Constitution guarantees the States protection against insurrection. Act now, Mr. President!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

When did we become the USSR and KGB?


3 posted on 06/28/2020 11:38:54 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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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.

4 posted on 06/28/2020 11:41:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The left is very skilled at destroying people.


5 posted on 06/28/2020 11:42:19 AM PDT by I want the USA back (THERE ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO BE A DEBATE TRUMP VS BIDEN! It will be the best show ever!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I see a whole new news genre developing.

News about the newspeople.

Watching the watchers and reporting on all their foiblesand secrets.


6 posted on 06/28/2020 11:42:54 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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?


7 posted on 06/28/2020 11:43:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists Call 'em what you will, they all have fairies livin' in their trees)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wow- they had to give his middle name too?

Psychiatrist Scott Alexander (his first and middle, but not last, name)

What next?

Who lives on 2n’d street in baytown Ill in (the first and middle syllables of the state, but not the last, syllable)


8 posted on 06/28/2020 11:43:41 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If you want to do this, it’s probably better to be really anonymous, not pseudo-anonymous. It’s not difficult to lease an offshore server with Bitcoin.


9 posted on 06/28/2020 11:43:54 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“...Neither Metz nor his editor Pui-Wing Tam...”

Editor is a communist plant?


10 posted on 06/28/2020 11:46:15 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Yes, and the doxxer is a Chinese guy named Sum Ting Wong.


11 posted on 06/28/2020 11:50:48 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Defund the thought police!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Damn. Dalrock back in January, now this.


12 posted on 06/28/2020 11:53:36 AM PDT by Iowa Slim
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To: OpusatFR

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.


13 posted on 06/28/2020 12:02:16 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’ll wager they wrote of so-called Charlemagne tha God without revealing the black jerk’s real name.


14 posted on 06/28/2020 12:02:19 PM PDT by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just wait until they start defunding police and divert those resources and infrastructure to social justice crusaders bringing this terror to every community.


15 posted on 06/28/2020 12:03:55 PM PDT by mikeandike
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To: I want the USA back
The left is very skilled at destroying people.

So is lead poisoning, but only left seems to be effective at it these days.

16 posted on 06/28/2020 12:04:05 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

New York Times says “Mission Accomplished!”


17 posted on 06/28/2020 12:08:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: SunkenCiv

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


18 posted on 06/28/2020 12:09:20 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The agenda of the New York Times is not only to spread leftist propaganda, it’s also to intimidate, smear and suppress dissenting voices.


19 posted on 06/28/2020 12:21:36 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: OpusatFR

January 20th, 1993.

Checking, it was a Wednesday...


20 posted on 06/28/2020 12:23:53 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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