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After Using Lame ‘It’s Not My Beat’ Excuse, Wesley Lowery Covers Baltimore Riots

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Washington Post racial activist and reporter Wesley Lowery finally showed up to the scene of the Baltimore riots Tuesday night. It wasn’t remotely the level of violence that it was on Saturday night during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner or Monday night (when The Daily Caller was there and two reporters sustained bloody injuries).

But fine, at least he’s covering his beat.

Lowery had no real explanation for his absence Monday night. He simply declared that he was checking out on what was arguably the biggest night of his beat in the past year.


On Tuesday night, he used a bunch of different mediums for coverage — Twitter, Snapchat, Periscope. (Incidentally, he also used Periscope on the red carpet of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night, where he danced around with HuffPost‘s Ryan J. Reilly. They celebrated their time together at Ferguson summer camp by snapping Instagram pics.)

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Oh a brighter note, Wesley has a real nose for news and found his equivalent to the Ferguson QuikTrip gas station (in Ferguson, he hailed the gas station a mecca of sorts). In Baltimore. it’s the looted CVS. When a reader recalled Lowery’s piece, he wrote, “Still one of my favorite pieces I wrote from Ferguson. Thanks for remembering it!”

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Despite missing two major nights of covering his beat, Wesley found time to bitch about The Daily Caller.

When Washington Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay remarked on Twitter that a couple Daily Caller reporters got roughed up Monday night, Daniel Abernathy, a follower and former Daily Caller intern who has a pussy named Banana*, remarked, “Wasn’t it folks at the @DailyCaller who roundly criticized @WesleyLowery for allegedly making himself the story last year?”

Wesley replied, “The @DailyCaller blamed me for unrest in Ferguson and are now mad that I’m not in Baltimore. They’re a joke.”

Allegedly? Wesley did make himself the story in Ferguson. He also routinely ridiculed journalists he thought weren’t doing the job as well as him. And many observers said the media contributed to the unrest in Ferguson.

Unlike Wesley and HuffPost‘s Reilly, Casey Harper and Connor Wolf of The Daily Caller News Foundation sustained real injuries that required medical attention. They also, at least so far, haven’t behaved like media whores or lambasted MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for not being in Baltimore.

*Banana is a cat. And just because Daniel is a man with a cat it doesn’t mean he’s any less masculine.