Ed Driscoll

And Speaking of Lack of Self-Awareness

“Dear Media: This Elizabeth Lauten Nonsense Is Why Everybody Hates You,” Mollie Hemingway wrote yesterday at the Federalist in response to the latest scalp collected by the SJW-obsessed MSM:

Now, Lauten is in communications and her job presumably included an assumption that she wouldn’t embarrass her boss. Besides, in a city where you can keep your job even if you’re involved in serious scandals at the IRS, State Department, Veterans Affairs or the Department of Justice, an actual job loss is refreshing, in its own way. She even gave a full-throated apology — within hours of the initial post — for being mean, not one of these “I’m sorry if” constructions that politicians frequently use.

Still, what in the world was the media doing reporting on this non-story and firing up the mob? The Washington Free Beacon reported that “major media outlets are pouring resources into tracking her moves and digging into her past.” This included two network news vans camping outside of her parents’ home in North Carolina and a search of Lauten’s leaked juvenile records and college writings.

This is insanity and each and every person involved should be ashamed of himself or herself. If you were involved, you are a big part of what’s wrong with journalism and you need to check yourself.

Explain yourself, Washington Post

Which brings us to her tweet today:

Except that at least Lauten is no doubt well aware that’s she been absolutely crucified; the Post and the MSM in general lack the self-awareness to begin to understand the incalculable damage they’ve inflicted upon themselves over the years.

(Or actually, maybe it’s quite calculable. And pace Mollie’s tweet, I’m sure the Post is quite capable of beclowning itself even further in the weeks to come. Do not taunt happy fun SJWs.)