Shoot the Messenger
is an NYC based live talk show, where guests are interviewed. One segment is "Thinking and Drinking," where guests have a cocktail and discuss current affairs. Editors of Jezebel
, Moe and Tracie, were guests last week. The host, Lizz Winstead, is not pleased with their interview. She says
they were sloshed the whole time and were poor role models for the many young women who idolize them. Selected video clips and quotes from Winstead at Huffington Post
( Show me that smile, oh show me that smile )
The comments at the previously mentioned Huff Post blog are nasty, and the comments at Shoot the Messenger are nasty. Meanwhile Tracie posts at her personal blog
chalking it up to too much booze interacting with drugs that aid cessation of smoking, and that the whole conversation got out of hand. It is mentioned in her comments that there was allegedly someone at the event who didn't want to sit on a toilet seat Slut Machine (aka Tracie) sat on beforehand because she had gonorrhea a few years back.
Meanwhile, there is no official response at Jezebel. ( Don't waste another minute on your crying )
Watch commenters get on the backs of the editors! Watch commenters gang up on each other! Will the editors talk about what happened? Only time will tell, but if they do there will be a shitstorm.
You may remember The last big shitstorm at Jezebel, when
Jessica and Tracie discussed the new Roman Polanski doc on HBO
and said it was probably consensual because the 13-year old had quaaludes and a relationship with an older man before, which resulted in 600+ comments on both that post and a follow-up.
Are the commenters entitled? Are the editors inconsiderate to their community? You decide!
ETA: There is a post up from managing editor Anna
. Five hours in there are already over 750 comments.