Washington Post Suspends Feminist Reporter for Posting Personal Information of Her Critics After Kobe Bryant's Death

Feminist reporter Felicia Sonmez was suspended by the Washington Post after publishing private information about her critics..

Just hours after 41-year-old Kobe Bryant was one of nine people — including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna —  killed in a Los Angeles helicopter crash Sunday, Sonmez  tweeted out a 2016 Daily Beast story about the 2003 rape allegation against the legendary Laker. This was how she wanted Bryant to be remembered - as an accussed rapist.

Sonmez was immediately criticized by thousands of Twitter users for her decision. Not only is the allegation 17 years old, but Bryant’s accuser chose money over testifying. For his part, Bryant apologized to the woman without admitting to any wrongdoing.

Two hours after her tweet, she responded by stating
Well, THAT was eye-opening,” “To the 10,000 people (literally) who have commented and emailed me with abuse and death threats, please take a moment to read the story …  Any public figure is worth remembering in their totality … even if that figure is beloved.”
The feminist reporter then tweeted.
“Hard to see what’s accomplished by messages such as these,”  “If your response to a news article is to resort to harassment and intimidation of journalists, you might want to consider that your behavior says more about you them the person you’re targeting.
Her tweet also included a screen shot of her email box. The screen shot included  personal information of people criticizing her.  She was subsequently suspended.

The feminist has since deleted all of her tweets. However, many reporters have no problem with her releasing personal information of critics and are now expressing their own outrage. They believe that criticism of the media should be stamped out. This is especially true if the journalist is a feminist who is trying to discredit the reputation of a popular man.

January 27, 2020

1 comment:

Rob said...


Before Sonmez deleted her tweets, Matthew Keys managed to take a screen shot of some of them.
They are located here: