Saturday, July 13, 2019

Some guy on Medium

Deadline inserted an editor's note in an article that mentioned Tim Pool:  

Here's how the article currently looks:
While the White House has not released a list of the summit invitees, some of the reported or self-identified guests are Qanon conspiracy theorist Bill Mitchell; Ali Alexander, who recently questioned Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’ ethnicity, reportedly has been invited; Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk; James O’Keefe; right-wing meme creator “Carpe Donktum”; and Tim Pool. 
(Editors note: An earlier version of this article said Pool claimed that Seth Rich leaked hacked emails to WikiLeaks; other publications, including Daily Beast, The New Republic and Medium, have also linked Pool to Rich conspiracy claims. But in in an email to Deadline, Pool denied making the WikiLeaks claim. In tweets today, he wrote that “Media now falsely claiming that by saying I didn’t *completely* believe Seth Rich leaked emails to Wikileaks I “helped push” the conspiracy theory.”)
It's funny how they refer to Medium as a "publication."  If you click the link, it leads here:

https://medium.com/@abegaustad/tim-pool-phony-liberal-67e409cd34ca

It's a Medium post by a writer named Abe Gaustad.  It's not a bad article, but it's literally just some random guy.  He has 103 followers on Twitter.  It's a personal post.  It was published on Medium, but it wasn't published by Medium.  Medium wasn't acting like a publication here.  Rather than saying "Medium," Deadline should've just said "some guy on Medium."  Anyway, I liked the article, so I started following Abe Gaustad on Twitter.  Now he's up to 104 followers.

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