Just in case you didn’t turn on your computer since Friday of this past week, there is a little storm brewing around Louise Mensch and Joe Bernstein of Buzzfeed.
Louise Mensch, in case you didn’t know, is a former British MP, meaning a member of parliament. For reasons I don’t fully understand, she displaced and moved to New York City in 2012. Once there, she worked for Bloomberg.
A very, very shallow analysis shows she has two passions in life:
- She exposes “Russian Agents”
- She is a vehement Never-Trump person
I can’t say which one she loves or does more. Her Tweets before last Friday, it seemed to me, concentrated on exposing and impeaching Trump. She’s a professed conservative, as well.
Her big break, however, was writing a story that exposed the FISA wiretap by the Obama administration against Trump and members of his staff. EXCLUSIVE: FBI ‘Granted FISA Warrant’ Covering Trump Camp’s Ties To Russia back on November 7th, 2016.
Imagine my surprise when I clicked on her profile on Twitter and discovered she was following me. Perhaps it is because I have written about Russia every day since late 2013? Since I have dredged up dirt on Putin and his administration? Perhaps because I consistently and constantly am exposing Russian corruption, graft, greed, illicit, immoral, unethical, and immature practices? I’d like to think so. So I followed her in return after verifying her through my vast network of friends and contacts. Okay, I buzzed three friends to find out who she was, I had no clue.
Two days ago Joseph Bernstein at Buzzfeed wrote this turdball: Louise Mensch Has A List Of Suspected Russian Agents.
The Twitterverse, that amorphous cloud of Twitter chowderheads who have nothing better to do than pass judgment over anything they know nothing about, exploded. After 140 characters of reading later, they labeled her everything from a <bleached by the FCC> to a *gasp* <censored for your own protection by the international blog mafiosa (notice, the feminine form of the mafia)>.
I was now officially intrigued. It occurred to me, that since we follow one another, I can send her a DM through Twitter. Obviously, since she follows me, she has a deep abiding respect for my work and my name has international recognition. Or, more likely, I wrote one piece years ago that she liked and she’s been following me ever since and is constantly disappointed in the quality of my research and especially my writing, but she continues to follow me out of… pity? Louise, on the other hand, has an exceptionally over-qualified background but one heckuva pretty picture, so I follow her for her professional credentials. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
The gist of the story by Joe Bernstein was that Louise has a list of 210 accused Russian Agents.
So, I wrote to Louise and here’s what she had to say: