Turns out the truth isn’t so important to Taylor Lorenz. The WaPo reporter was forced to walk back harassment accusations against the Drudge Report after learning that the person who “relentlessly” harassed her had nothing to do with Drudge.
“After calling and texting me relentlessly for the past couple of weeks, the Drudge Report editor just called my personal cell phone number, yelled at me when I asked him to leave me alone and said he would ‘blast my name all over Drudge Report until it ruins my career’,” Lorenz said in a since-deleted tweeted.
According to the New York Post, “Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge later told CNN that he ‘never contacted her, nor has anyone associated with Drudge Report.’ He demanded that Lorenz issue a correction.”
Lorenz, backed into a corner, was forced to post a clarification.
“For anyone who saw my post abt this man claiming to be from Drudge calling me non stop, good news: I heard from Matt Drudge & this man has zero power over Drudge!” Lorenz said. “He’s claiming to be an editor all over the internet but he’s not. Sorry to disappoint everyone saying Drudge is based.”
“Lorenz later told CNN that her initial tweet was a ‘joke’ and she thought it was ‘hilarious’ that people believe her career could have been endangered by the Drudge Report,” the Post adds.
“I am happy to correct the record that I have no drama with Drudge Report,” Lorenz said.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 4, 2022