CNN senior reporter Dylan Byers sent an ill-advised tweet Tuesday night, and left-wing Twitter users ate him alive for it.
Beyond the pain/humiliation women have endured (which is of course the paramount issue), it’s worth taking stock of the incredible drain of talent from media/entertainment taking place right now. Never has so much talent left the industry all at once.
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) November 22, 2017
The archive link for the tweet is here.
Twitter users, many of them liberals, were not happy with what Byers had said. Even a fellow CNN colleague joined in the criticism:
I think we can find some suitable replacements
— Abigail Brooks (@_abigailbrooks) November 22, 2017
Yeah geez what on Earth will we do without the sociopathy of the Kevin Spaceys and Harvey Weinsteins of the world, won’t someone think of Bret Ratner’s CONTRIBUTIONS
— Nandini (@nandelabra) November 22, 2017
“sure Manson was a murderer, but what about his talent as a leader. it’s worth taking stock of what we’ve lost.”
— Richard Lawler (@rjcc) November 22, 2017
Dude delete this
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 22, 2017
You absolute muppet
— jo livingstone (@Jo_Livingstone) November 22, 2017
— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) November 22, 2017
this is what a sexist asshole tweets. go fuck yourself. let’s fill the “void of talent” with that of the incredible women actors who have been pushed down for far too long.
— jon van dine (@jonvandine) November 22, 2017
This tweet is the most embarrassing thing I’ve seen this week, and I saw a dog wearing a full rain suit today.
— Andi Zeisler (@andizeisler) November 22, 2017
Dafuq. actually had to read this twice to believe it. How bout ALL the women who were forced out of the business by continued harassment.
— Liz Garbus (@lizgarbus) November 22, 2017
Byers’ tweet seems to have united blue-check mark liberal journalists against him on this one. (RELATED: Clinton Advisor Calls CNN Media Reporter Dylan Byers A ‘F**king A**Hole’)
Byers later followed up, quoting his original tweet and adding, “The criticism of this tweet is totally fair. I did not mean to defend these people or bemoan their departures. I just wanted to comment on the ramifications of the departures of these influential people — but I know that the ramifications of what they did are far far greater.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Dylan Byers Mum On Rumors He Pees Sitting Down)