Exclusive: Wesley Lowery Stars In Daily Caller Remake of Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
WaPo award-winning journo could soon be the only black reporter in Daily Caller newsroom since website inception--assuming he is really black
Hey, as my grandfather Louis Goldstock taught me, never take anything for granted
But Owens, about as well-informed as Archie Bunker, refused to answer pointed questions from the phone enthusiast when asked to substantiate his bizarre claim that the civil rights legend was a Communist
Now, Lowery, can just show up unannounced anytime he wants at the Daily Caller newsroom, which incidentally, on election night, reeked from beer way more than this reporter even remembers fraternity parties at Penn reeking from beer. Of course, everybody at the Daily Caller is really cool and all the reporters are great reporters, some right-leaning or rabidly conservative (like me) others more moderate or of no discernible ideology. So if WL did show up unannounced they would surely "chuckle" over it--to use a great word that I learned from my grandmother Ruth Goldstock (when she talked about her father, David Braunstein, inspiration for BB, who recently busted Ben Terris for covering-up a certain nasty woman shrieking at an underling, "You fucking Jew bastard."
The only Daily Caller guy or girl who would find suddenly being in the presence of this not particularly dark-skinned black man scary is somebody almost none of you have probably heard of anyway. Education editor Eric Owens.
In condescending and deceitful emails to this reporter that he clearly assumed would never be public, Owens insisted that Rosa Parks was a Communist and that the NAACP worked with Communists. Why would he say such a thing?
Go ask the little bitch, if you care. But when challenged on it and asked for evidence he, of course, told me not to talk to him again.
Owens also used a crappy little Daily Caller hit piece on the ACLU to insist the group was basically a CPUSA front under founder Roger Baldwin. He offered this "damning" evidence: the ACLU leadership had contact with the leadership of the Soviet Union.
Really? Case closed, you dumb fuck?
I have occasional contact with the "leadership of the Washington Post." Top editors even send my scoops to reporters, on occasion, urging them to use my stuff. Does this mean I am a Washington Post collaborator and shill?
As everybody but the likes of Archie Bunker and Eric Owens, knows full well, the NAACP, far from working with Communists, was, to its immense credit, very anti-Communist. Thurgood Marshall refused to work with any CPUSA front groups or even lefties directly connected. The NAACP stayed clear of the Scottsboro Boys initially because the Party was championing them. (FYI, Owens, the "Party" means Communist Party, USA, not, as you might have thought the Northern wing of the Democratic Party.)
Mailing the card key was the latest effort to establish common ground with Lowery and build bridges, since, just as liberals shrewdly understand, there is no good and evil in this world, or good or bad actors, all disputes are fundamentally misunderstandings and can easily be solved with a beer summit.
Well, yeah, Obama was really prescient with that stunt—look how much “police-community relations” have improved since he and Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., had a brewskie with the cop who arrested the acclaimed black writer for breaking and entering into his own house.
Although Gahr and Lowery have never actually met he did offer to buy everybody at the Daily Caller drinks at the next NABJ convention. Relations between the two men have improved dramatically since their first contentious phone call in 2015.
The former Boston Globe scribe, who for whatever else his faults still does original reporting, unlike Dana Milbank, Eugene Robinson and other over-rated hacks, complained that The Mirror doyenne Betsy Rothstein, the scariest little Jewish girl in journalism, recently quoted his caller saying that thanks to all my father’s black patients, which include a prominent civil rights leader, acclaimed black literature expert, an account and a really sweet woman from Louisiana, Estelle Lyons, who worked for years as an NYC hotel maid, I know a broader section of the black community than Wesley Lowery.
In a subsequent email, Lowery accused Gahr of going on a “tiresome” and “obnoxious” “witch hunt” for again trying to bait him into a substantial comment on something he has since promised not to ask him or media bloggger Erik Wemple or executive editor Marty Baron or Cameron Barr about anymore.
For whatever else his faults, Lowery fights back when challenged and called for obvious hit pieces--doesn’t hang up or run away.
Compare that to a coterie of little bitches all over town that ranges from WaPo Style reporter Ben Terris to Washington Examiner media reporter Eddie Scarry, who refuses to cover anything involving this reporter lest that offend Christian Science Monitor Breakfast host Dave Cook, also unpaid press secretary to Rep. Sandy Levin (D-MI).
Plus, a certain utterly pedestrian media writer and reporter who is such a sissy, per an exhaustive investigative report, here he won’t even use a urinal. And, of course, POLITICO media blogger Hadas Gold, who is refusing to confirm or deny speculation that she was a member of the very, uh, free-spirited GWU sorority Tri-Delt. When this reporter dated one of the “sisters,” shortly before he got Borked by neo-cons for denouncing the late Heritage Foundation co-founder Paul Weyrich for saying the Jews killed Christ, it was known as “try a Delt, you’ll like her.”
And, whenever one of these little ladies got “schlonged” they put a flower on the sorority house staircase to celebrate.
Speaking of rolls in the hay, is WL straight? Queer? His sexuality is of no interest to me. Uh, that’s a typical Washington lie. Of course, it is a little bit of interest. People are curious about that stuff.
But only neo-cons are obsessed about gay. Just ask longtime AEI magazine editor Karl Zinsmeister. Mona Charen, an elementary school friend of the Eagle Patriot’s heart throb Ruth Marcus (Charen is also a real beauty), refused to hire me at the Hudson Institute until Zinsmeister assured her I don’t, no chimp pun intended, swing from the other side of the tree.
Or, as Zinsmeister put it, “she’s worried that you’re a fag.”
(AEI president Arthur “Mr. Happy” Brooks refuses to disavow that truly homophobic remark.)
Back to Lowery.
This is my last conversation with Zinsmeister, who dismissed me as a columnist under pressure from the Bush White House, where he later worked as top domestic advisor.
Phone enthusiast: In the course of trying to pretend you purged me for reasons unrelated to Weyrich, you keep offering changing and conflicting stories. You really need to get your story straight before the depositions.
“Fuck you with your lawsuit, Evan [click].”
Such a pansie.
He gets embedded with United States troops during the Iraq War but can’t stay on the phone for more than two minutes with “Evan Gahr?”
That is why finding common ground with Lowery was such a pleasant surprise. I called him after he emailed me and complained I had called him in a mostly unrelated article an “obscure affirmative action” before the fuzz slammed him against the wall while covering the controversy over a white cop shooting a hulking black convenience store robber, in yet another obvious example of police brutality and racism.
Just ask the black former United States Attorney General, who basically cleared the white cop of wrongdoing.
Anyway, I wanted to listen to Lowery’s complaints. Since I am a good listener. But I figured he would hang up on me after I asked him just one or two rude questions about WaPo chicanery and deceit.
Instead, the conversation lasted almost three hours. He answered or stonewalled with aplomb in response to all my questions. And I gave substantive responses to all his questions.
“I don’t think Betsy did anything wrong. And, even if I didn’t, I would never tell you that because I am very scared of her. She is a scary little Jewish girl.”
During the late night phone conversation, Lowery ranted and raved that his caller worked for a “racist rag,” singling out the scariest little Jewish girl in Washington journalism for everything from allegedly publishing his childhood home address to claiming he’s not really black to some tweet that he blathered on and on about how it misrepresented some obscure detail about him.
Lowery also complained that Tucker Carlson had called NABJ a “racially exclusive” organization, even though it actually has white members.
But he just seemed insulted anybody would trash talk such a cool group of brothers.
Wesley Lowery: NABJ gives thousands and thousands of dollars in scholarships
Phone Enthusiast: Yeah, well, the Black Panthers gave out lots of free breakfasts but most of them were still thugs and criminals
Wesley Lowery: Are you saying NABJ is full of thugs and criminals?
Phone Enthusiast: No, I just mean I’m not sure all this scholarship stuff proves anything
In an unusual irony, given that just about every other journo called for hit pieces since 2013, when Betsy professionally resurrected me has hung up on me, either within just seconds or no more than two minutes, I practically hung up on Lowery.
The conversation at close to 3:AM went something like this.
WL: Ranting and raving how Betsy said I’m not really black. Betsy. Betsy. Betsy.
WL: Chuck Ross was mean to me and didn’t seek comment when he, get this, wrote about me based entirely on material already in the public domain. That was such an obvious violation of standard news practices. Doesn’t everybody call somebody for comment after Googling him?
EG: Uh, Wes. I’m getting kind of tired. I am usually not up this late.
WL: Tucker called NABJ racially exclusive. The organization was founded like in the 1970s or something. It’s like a family re-union.
EG: OK, OK.
EG: I think I have a good grasp of your complaints and I am going to convey them to everybody.
WL: more ranting
EG: I am going to think more carefully, per your bitching me out for calling you “an obscure affirmative action” hire before the fuzz slammed you against the wall, but would you please just me go to sleep now?
Note: Given my pending DC OHR/EEOC complaints against Neil Patel, in his personal capacity only, for discrimination based on religion and illegal retaliation, it is surely illegal retaliation if Patel either threatens or insinuates that he is going to fire anybody for talking to me.
And doing so would be even more blatantly illegal.
If you have any concerns, civil rights lawyer Norman “I’ve got your back, Evan” Siegel would undoubtedly be very eager to explain this to you. 212-455-0300