The creator of Libs of TikTok — a social media account that aggregates far-left videos posted on TikTok — recently was doxxed by Washington Post report Taylor Lorenz (who, ironically, recently sobbed on MSNBC about her own harrowing experiences with haters). There’s a reason incidences like these keep happening, Glenn explains, even to private citizens who have done NOTHING wrong: It’s the only way our ‘authoritarian state’ can clamp down on all those who SUCCESSFULLY oppose it: ‘This is intimidation, period.’
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: If you don't use TikTok, good for you. I mean that sincerely. All hail you.
TikTok is a -- is a -- is a Chinese tool, I think just to just dumb us down. But I digress.
There is -- there is not the censorship on TikTok, that there is elsewhere.
And somebody has really done a great job at exposing the craziness, that is the fringe of the liberal party. I can't say that.
You know, what was fringe, we're now living. So I don't know what fringe is in the -- on the left anymore. I have no idea what fringe is.
But the creator has now come under attack. And I want to play just a little bit of something she said yesterday, as she is being doxxed and exposed, and her address is given out, online. Here's what she said.
VOICE: How has this affected your life, this Jeff Bezos piece?
VOICE: Well, the past few days have been very chaotic and overwhelming. I had to make some travel plans, you know, really fast. But I was not planning on earlier, so there was a little bit of coordination that had to happen. And I'm now, in a location, where I don't think anyone would find me. I'm not in any of the locations that there were leaks, or that anyone can find.
But I -- it's been a little bit tough. But I'm not going to let this set me down.
GLENN: So her friends and people who know her, say, she's not going to stop. This is not going to -- it will frighten her. It will scare her. Because they're coming after her. And these people will be violent. You know, they always say, the right is so violent. Show it to us. Show it to us.
The left, I could show you boatloads of evidence, that you're violent. So all she's doing on this, TikTok, it's the Libs of TikTok. All she does is take things that are on TikTok. She doesn't edit them out of context or anything else. She just takes the post, and she reposts it in one place. And now conservatives go to Libs of TikTok. And they see what she's saying. Let me give you two of the videos she posted. This is video number one.
VOICE: This video is to teach students about gender and sexuality. First up, we have sex assigned at birth. This is what the doctor says you are, when you come out of the womb. Should be based on chromosomes, hormones, and genitals. Next up, we have gender identity, which is totally different from sex assigned at birth. This is what you feel you are inside, and no one can see this from the outside. There are three different sliders that you can move up and down to describe your gender identity. Then you have gender expression, which is how you show your gender to the world. It's usually based on a sort of binary system, which isn't perfect. Again, you can slide this up and down to show the different gendered ways you express yourself. Then we jump down to attraction. We have physical attraction and emotional attraction. These are different. And there are sliders that a person can use to best describe their sexuality.
GLENN: All right. So this is done with a big cartoon unicorn and everything. This is for our kids. That's a teacher explaining, showing the curriculum, what's happening. Instead of teaching addition, we are teaching attraction.
Bet the Chinese aren't doing that.
Now, this is a first grade classroom. This is a -- from a teacher in a charter school, in Boston.
Again, from the Libs of TikTok. Listen to this.
VOICE: And something cool about me, Ms. Ammon. All right. So something that is really cool and unique about who I am, is that I am transgender. So we touched a little bit about that in the beginning of this week, in the book that Ms. Hammond read. But I'm going to give you my explanation of what it means to be transgender as well. So when babies are born, the doctor looks at them, and they make a guess about whether a baby is a boy or a girl, based on what they look like. And most of the time, that guess is 100 percent correct. There are no issues whatsoever. And -- but sometimes, the doctor is wrong. The doctor makes an incorrect guess. When the doctor makes a correct guess. That's what a person is called cisgender. When a doctor's guess is wrong, that's when they're transgender. So I'm a man. But when I was a baby, the doctors told my parents, I was a girl. So my parents gave me a name, that girls typically have. They bought me clothes that girls typically wear. And until I was 18 years old, everyone thought I was a girl. And this was super, super uncomfortable for me. Because I knew that wasn't right.
GLENN: Hmm. I didn't know the doctors guess. Did you know that?
STU: No. I could have thought they had some information based on science, that they were making -- that they were recording. But, no. I guess it's just a spin of the wheel.
GLENN: I guess we don't follow the science.
STU: No. No. It's just a guess.
GLENN: So the reason why I bring this up. This is all this woman does. She's not taking people out of context. She's just playing that on her channel, Libs of TikTok.
STU: And those are the more serious examples. A lot of them are funny. Just laughing at the oddities in our world. We all have them. Some have more than others.
GLENN: But nobody is on candid camera. They posted these to TikTok.
STU: Right. That's really important. As far as I know, and correct me if I'm wrong, Glenn, she's not going into someone who has their account set as private and lifting their account.
GLENN: No. She's just going through and being a human algorithm.
STU: Yeah. These are the things I find interesting. Look at what liberals are saying to each other.
STU: In this world. And they admit quite a bit, when they're bragging to their friends about how much typically they are owning conservatives.
STU: They are doing this to brag.
GLENN: So here's the thing: The -- Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post. The Washington Post through Taylor Lorenz, has doxxed the woman, that has the Libs of TikTok. Doxxed her. She's a regular person. She's only -- all she's doing is being a human aggregator. That's it.
But apparently, Taylor Lorenz, who I think is psychotic. She has had a psychotic break. Because she has been crying on NBC, complaining about threats and online bullying that she claims has targeted her. And she said, it is so destructive, and has destroyed my life. And made me feel unsafe. If there's just one piece of information that comes out about me, well, she then goes to the Washington Post, and exposes the woman behind Libs of TikTok's address and everything. Now, they're saying they didn't do that. But, yes, they did. They posted a real estate license, with the woman's address on it. Oh, I didn't see the address. Bullcrap, you didn't see the address. And the only reason why this is happening, is because Libs of TikTok is successful. People actually watch it. And laugh. And that cannot be tolerated, in an authoritarian state. You do not make fun of authoritarians. You don't.
That's the only reason why this is happening. This is intimidation, period.
STU: They want to just extract consequence. They wanted pain. They wanted a price. If you were going to make our movement look bad, then you're going to pay personally, in -- in fear, in harm to your career. In intimidation. In whatever form it is.
You will have to pay a price, for being successful, against liberals. Against progressives. Against the far left. Against The Great Reset. You will -- they have to extract a price for it. There's no other reason to do this. BS, they didn't know the address was there. In fact, they're not even saying that. They're not saying, we miss the address. They're saying, we didn't do it at all. They're just memory holing the entire experience. When everyone saw the link to the real estate license, with the address on the page. They're just acting as if it didn't occur.
That's their plan, right now, the Washington Post. And it's completely -- it's embarrassing. This is -- this is not 1997, where Taylor Lorenz was crying about a piece of information, out about her, who is a public figure. A reporter. And everyone knows her name. Now she's actually trying to justify outing someone, who isn't a public figure, who doesn't have their name public. What does that do to her life? She knows exactly what it does. She was just crying and sobbing about it, on MSNBC a couple weeks ago. And to have this disconnect shows real struggles dealing with reality.
GLENN: Oh, a psychotic break. A true psychotic break. She is -- I don't know -- she is a danger possibly to her own self. She is to others. She has now demonstrated that she is not living in reality. And she is a danger to others.
GLENN: That's a reason that, you know, they keep you at the hospital.
She said, she was dealing with massive PTSD.
GLENN: She said she was mentally just exhausted. This was two weeks ago. And she understands the consequences of all this.
Then she goes to work with Jeff Bezos. And she does exactly what she said, caused her breakdown.
That's somebody who needs help. I mean, that -- I don't want to get into the world of diagnosing people. And committing people, to insane asylums. But she is a danger to others. And she is not making any sense.
She is doing what she just said, should never be done.
STU: And it's a much worse version, than what happened to her.
GLENN: Oh, yeah.
STU: The fact that she's taking someone whose identity is not known and making it known is a really big line, and taking somebody who is not a public figure and making them into a public figure, is a big difference.
Taylor Lorenz, of course, she's dealt with criticism online. She's an online reporter for all of the major papers in our country basically. She's at the top two: New York Times and Washington Post. Right?
She's been -- she's been at the center of this debate for a while. And, of course, yes, she has received criticism, much of it fair. Some of it unfair. I'm sure some of it was terrible. I'm sure we've received terrible, abusive things said to us, all the time. It's part of being a public figure in the United States. It's not a good thing. No one should do that to her. However, what she's talking about here, she said, this is what reporters do. Of course, people who are antagonistic towards her. And are a little bit aggressive are going to go to all of her friends and all of her family, and do these things. Show up at their door. And we've seen some of it already. She's already complaining about some of it happening already. Well, you're the one normalizing this behavior.
This is insanity. It should not happen. And, you know, she tweeted yesterday: She said, rather than debate doxxing, I hope people can read the story and see the striking escalation of attacks against gay and trans people, and the crucial role this account has played in the right-wing media ecosystem.
Well, look, I read the story. That would have been the debate, if you didn't name the person and give out their address. Right? That would have been the debate. People would have been saying, well, is this account highlighting people who are going through difficult times, and maybe shouldn't -- shouldn't be highlighted? I don't know. You could have that conversation.
GLENN: And you know what is so crazy, is I'm not debating that that guy felt, you know, he was a girl, and felt like he's now a he. Or whatever. I wasn't even debating that. What I'm debating on that TikTok video, the last one we played. Is you're saying that doctors are guessing?
STU: Are guessing.
GLENN: That's the thing, and you're saying it to first graders. That's the controversial part for me. I'm so past the, oh. He's a dude. He was a girl. Huh.
I mean, I don't really care. When I'm on TikTok, I don't really care, what you say you are.
STU: And such a strange thing, where they separate this. When it comes to gender and sex.
You know, this has been their defense, right? When you say, wait a minute. We know what sex is. Everyone knows. Well, this is a different thing. It's the feeling you have inside. Look, maybe it's the feeling you have inside. But your feelings about what you have inside, are completely unimportant to me.
I don't care what your feelings are. Your feelings make no difference to society. You can have all the feelings. You can be -- you can cry at hallmark movies or not. I don't care what your feelings are. Your feelings might be important to you. They might be important to your family. They might even be important to the first grader's family who you are teaching. But they are unimportant to society in general. You can feel like a boy or girl, however you want. Whenever you want. But what you are, is important to society. What you feel like you are, isn't. That's important to you and your personal life. You do that all you want. But what is actually important to society and to doctors, who need to know whether you might be pregnant or not, is what you are! That's the important thing.