o hai conservative movement

Jason Mattera, spokesperson for the Young America’s Foundation, thinks I “whine[d] like a little girl,” and writes about it. I disagree:

Looks like Jason Mattera can’t handle a little criticism. After I wrote this piece about how he and his organization denied me entrance to the YAF conference after previously accepting my application, he responded on the YAF blog. In the process of calling me “this girl” who “has quite the imagination,” he misstated or distorted so many facts that it would be pointless to correct them all. After all, while I am an ethical journalist who would never dream of fabricating quotes or making anything up, no one recorded our conversation at the YAF registration desk, and at this point it’s my word against his. But regardless of who said what, Mattera’s tone in his post demonstrates that he‘s the one who’s crying like a baby, even as he attempts to demonstrate his power and authority over a younger, female adversary.

Well, at the risk of disappointing Mattera, that’s not how this works. I don’t cry. And, as I told Mattera in person on Tuesday, and subsequently wrote in the above post, if the conservative movement thinks it’s going to regain its power by trying to publicly silence and intimidate a single progressive intern, it is most gravely mistaken.

I look forward to seeing what happens next. I do so enjoy being a part of the vast left-wing conspiracy.

3 thoughts on “o hai conservative movement

  1. Noooo!!! You played right into this hand. Why not just let him tell his side of the story and pledge to end this childish little war? Did you really think he wasn’t going to write the piece about you that he did? Your new post confirms everything he wrote in the eyes of his followers, and it isn’t compelling to anyone on the fence, either. Every new emotionally charged post just hurts you (and the progressive cause). Take the high road and end the drama with this clown, please.

  2. Yeah, I realized this when I decided to respond, but my rule is to really not let misogyny lie without calling it out. I think I probably won’t say anything else if they respond again.

  3. I don’t want to stoop to that level or anything, but I can’t resist saying…

    “Flagg Youngblood”


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