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Reporter accusing another reporter of cyber-bullying sparks mockery


Reporter Mike Elk of “In These Times” magazine has been challenging “Daily Beast” reporter Eli Lake to a debate.

Apparently Elk doesn’t like how Lake reacted, because Elk is accusing Lake of “cyber bullying”:


According to Lake’s tweet, he might be able to make the same claim:


Many Twitter users aren’t very sympathetic with the accuser in this alleged cyber bullying incident:


But then, Elk lashed out:


The accuser had become the perpetrator:



The hashtag #EliLakeCyberBully quickly took off:


How terrible!

When Even Moose Are Finding Creative Ways To Warm Up, You Know It’s Super Cold

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being freezing cold.

That’s why now I live in a location that stays relatively warm most of the year. Growing up it was different, though, and I spent many nights curled up by a fireplace trying to get my toes warm again.

Our animal friends are used to living out in the cold. That’s why they have fur to keep them warm. Sometimes, however, it’s so cold that they get jealous of our warm houses and cars.

Watch as one moose in Russia decides to rub her face in a car’s exhaust pipe just to get that hot air. Poor baby must be freezing!

Read More: Adorable Polar Bear Who Was Abandoned By Her Mom Gets To Experience Snow For The First Time

Probably best that the car drives away so she’s not breathing that in for too long, but I can’t say I don’t relate. Share this crafty critter with your perpetually cold friends. We all have at least one!

Politico’s new labor reporter has rich Twitter history of bashing … Politico


Many in the news business are congratulating labor reporter Mike Elk for joining the staff of Politico.

Excellent news that @politico is hiring @MikeElk to cover labor!

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) September 26, 2014

Congrats to @MikeElk on the Politico move. If you want reporting on labor and unions, he's the guy to hire.

— Kevin Bogardus (@KevinBogardus) September 26, 2014

Delighted to welcome @mikeelk to @PoliticoPro's Labor & Employment vertical. With @politicomahoney already on board we're rarin' to go!

— Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1) September 26, 2014

I'm excited to join @TimothyNoah1 @politico in building the biggest labor news desk in US – I already feel an immigrants love for the place

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 26, 2014

Some clever tweeters did a little digging, though, and wonder how Elk wound up at an organization he has spent so much time bashing.

Hahahah … did anyone at @politico vet this guy? RT @johntabin: LOL. Thanks for this, @BuzzFeedAndrew pic.twitter.com/TOromhu4f6

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 26, 2014

Twitter user @HGTomato retweeted these Mike Elk classics.

So I heard POLITICO keeps its office in Virginia to take advantage of unemployment/ right to work laws

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) November 28, 2011

Seriously, politico is gonna get a pay wall, I feel like u would have to pay me to read politico

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) May 9, 2013

somewhere there is a dude who brags on OkCupid that he works for Politico….

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 12, 2013

How does @dylanbyers still have a job – can someone explain that?

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) April 24, 2013

Politico media reporter Dylan Byers retweeted that one — water under the bridge?

I think the Mike Elk story shows the wisdom of making your words as sweet as possible — just in case you have to eat them later.

— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) September 26, 2014

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Labor journalist Mike Elk laid off from In These Times magazine