After Michael Wolff’s contentious appearance on HuffPost Live Wednesday, during which he argued about Fox News with the show’s host, Alicia Menendez, and its two guests, Eliza Gray (of The New Republic) and Anita Dunn (former White House communications director), he took to Twitter on Thursday to marvel at a massive loss of followers.
I’ve lost 900 followers in 24 hours. Damn.— Michael Wolff
Danny Shea of The Huffington Post summarized the whole sequence of events in this story. For viewers who don’t want to watch the whole 30-minute segment, HuffPost also created a mash-up of Wolff’s most dismissive moments. At one point, he says to Menendez, “watch for your byline, kid.” Later, when tweeting about his loss of followers, he gave this as an explanation: “I said I like Roger Ailes and wasn’t interested in hearing about journalist ethics from kids.”
Menendez is 29. In Shea’s tweet promoting the mash-up, he wrote, “@MichaelWolffNYC calls young woman ‘kid,’ pooh-poohs journalistic integrity. Sexist? Ageist? We mashup, you decide.”
I asked Wolff if he wanted to respond, specifically about the sexist/ageist part. He wrote:
Sexist just seems like an add on. And ageist? Yes, I’m old. RT @KateAurthur: @MichaelWolffNYC Specifically to the “sexist? ageist?”— Michael Wolff
And to think, just last week the world assumed that Michael Wolff preferred younger women.