Laurie Penny @PennyRed @NewStatesman (UK)

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Laurie Penny, a journalist for the New Statesman in the United Kingdom who regularly tweets abusive misinformation about lesbians and radical feminism, cried foul when one of her targets, Cathy Brennan, emailed her editor, Jason Cowley, about her behavior. Below, we reproduce the emails in response to Ms. Penny lying, again.
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Hi Ms. Lewis,
Forwarding this to you for your attention per Mr. Cowley’s out of office response. Thank you.
Kind regards,
Cathy Brennan
Cathy Brennan
410-336-9857
Begin forwarded message:

From: “Catherine Brennan” <bugbrennan@icloud.com>
Date: October 20, 2013 7:05:21 PM
To: Jason Cowley, laurie.penny@googlemail.com
Subject: Fwd: Internet bullying

Mr. Cowley –
I am writing because your contributing writer, Laurie Penny, has spent much of her time today defaming me on her Twitter feed. See attached. I am astonished that this is considered responsible conduct for a journalist, especially as she has stated that she plans on writing a “news article” about something related to my alleged conduct (relying, apparently, on a Rational Wiki entry created by Men’s Rights Activists. How credible). I am forwarding this exchange to my lawyer in the UK for further action. Please be advised that New Statesman will be liable for any defamation Ms. Penny prints.
Kind regards,
Cathy Brennan
Cathy Brennan
410-336-9857
Begin forwarded message:

From: “Catherine Brennan” <bugbrennan@icloud.com>
Date: October 20, 2013 6:56:45 PM
To: “Laurie Penny” <laurie.penny@googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: Internet bullying

Laurie, I think you are already compromised on this. I encourage you to punt it to someone who isn’t if you actually think it’s news. That said, you send me whatever you want. I am also sending it to my lawyer. I reviewed your Twitter feed today, which I am also sending to my lawyer. How do you call yourself a journalist?
Cathy Brennan
410-336-9857
On Oct 20, 2013, at 06:20 PM, Laurie Penny <laurie.penny@googlemail.com> wrote:
At least give me a chance to prove my ‘journalistic integrity’ by asking you some honest questions and including them in whatever I write.

On Oct 20, 2013, at 05:29 PM, “Catherine Brennan” <bugbrennan@icloud.com> wrote:
You will need this re: allegations I am a spokesperson for a conservative law firm https://twitter.com/gwenners/status/389876321649577985
Cathy Brennan
410-336-9857
On 20 Oct 2013, at 17:14, Catherine Brennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com> wrote:
Rising to what? Do you think your Twitter persona reflects any kind of journalistic integrity? It does not.
Cathy Brennan
410-336-9857
On Oct 20, 2013, at 05:13 PM, Laurie Penny <laurie.penny@googlemail.com> wrote:

I’m not rising to it. I’ll send you some questions shortly.

On 20 Oct 2013, at 16:01, bugbrennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com> wrote:

I’m not taunting you. I’m observing your behavior. It’s abominable.

Cathy Brennan

——– Original message ——–

From: Laurie Penny <laurie.penny@googlemail.com>

Date: 10/20/2013 2:49 PM (GMT-05:00)

To: bugbrennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com>

Subject: Re: Internet bullying

I’m not going to rise to taunts about my integrity, but I’ll gladly send you a set of interview questions.

On 20 Oct 2013, at 13:17, bugbrennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com> wrote:

If you write something about me, I expect you would speak with me. If you don’t, I have no reason to. So, this is on you. You’ve already compromised your journalistic integrity though. Rational Wiki is not a reliable source.

Cathy Brennan

——– Original message ——–

From: Laurie Penny <laurie.penny@googlemail.com>

Date: 10/20/2013 11:14 AM (GMT-05:00)

To: bugbrennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com>

Subject: Re: Internet bullying

Of course. I’d be happy to give you a short interview.

On 20 Oct 2013, at 09:44, bugbrennan <bugbrennan@icloud.com> wrote:

Hello Laurie – Lesbians have been harassed for years by transwomen. Why don’t you write about that? I know you won’t but if you are inclined to write about me, I assume as a journalist you will also speak to me.

Regards,

Cathy Brennan

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One thought on “Laurie Penny @PennyRed @NewStatesman (UK)

  1. Cathy Brennan exposes Laurie’s lies and intolerance- no wonder Laurie feels threatened. I am always impressed with Cathy’s ability to deal in a dignified manner with this nonsense

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