Update: Several days after writing this post, Fox News and DailyMail both updated their articles to credit me instead of Gregg Re…. they even apologized to me! After a week of back-and-forth with the CEO of The Post Millennial (and after Libby Emmons blocked me on Twitter and refused to respond to my emails), he forced Libby to update her article to properly credit me. Since Gregg refused to update his social media posts to credit my research, and blocked me, and has apparently done this to other bloggers too, I decided to launch a website for him at greggre.com for posterity sake.
Update: I have discovered that Gregg also stole research from another blogger, Aidan Kearney, who went public about it… there’s no telling how many others this guy has stolen from.
If you have ever wondered how major media outlets discover stories and the (shady) process it goes through before landing on a show like Tucker Carlson or major news sites like Yahoo News, this might be mildly interesting…
Well I have a side project called Hucksters for tracking online spam and scams, and other cruft in that general arena. In the past few years I have exclusively exposed a few interesting people such as:
Matt Drudge’s Armenian boyfriend who was illegally re-publishing New York Times articles to help the Drudge Report avoid paywalls (DNyuz)
An infamous Craigslist scammer based in Indonesia selling fake “vehicle reports”
The main email spammer for the Republican Party and Trump
A few days ago, Libs Of TikTok shared a post from an anonymous doctor from Wake Forest Medical School because she confessed to injuring a patient on purpose because of his political views, and this sounded scary so I did my thing and figured out who she was:
Almost immediately, a producer Gregg Re from Fox News “liked” my tweet, since it was also going viral… but 5 hours later, that same person posted his own tweet, with the exact same information that I had already published… but with zero credit to me.
A few more hours beyond that, and a right-wing blogger Libby Emmons from The Post Millennial, quoted that Fox News producer in a news article, insinuating he was the one who exposed the doctor.
Assuming it was a mistake, I contacted the TPM journalist and told her, and she responded “thanks for letting me know!” and then disappeared. After some time, I asked when she would be issuing a correction on her piece or linking back to my blog/tweet? She ignored me.
I then emailed all 4 of the top employees at TPM asking about this, which also went ignored, besides their CEO responding back to insult me.
Deciding to ask the Fox News producer about it instead, assuming we were on good terms since he had already “liked” my tweet, I sent him a DM and email, CC’ing the TPM people, asking him to clarify my blog was his source. Again, this went ignored, until I told the entire lot of them that I would be blogging about their journalistic fraud if they weren’t willing to credit my research as their original source.
Suddenly, he responded: he blocked me on Twitter, and then emailed me back threatening to sue me if I proceeded with exposing their content theft. Right now as I type this, he is madly posting on Twitter “new” information about the story (getting ready for a Tucker segment no doubt) with screenshots of emails he sent to Wake Forest demanding ANSWERS!!! about whether this doctor was still treating patients or not… lmao
This might sound like just another goofy part of the internet, but for me (an independent blogger just trying to expose scams in my free time) it was extremely eye-opening that Fox News apparently steals whatever research they want without credit, and then threatens to sue if you speak up.
Now dozens of major media outlets are republishing this story, and all of them credit TPM and this one Fox producer’s tweet.
The research exposing “Doctor” Kychelle Del Rosario and Wake Forest medical malpractice was stolen by Fox News from an independent blogger who they threatened to sue if I said anything.
This is conservative media in a nutshell these days… a circle-jerk of grifters — a “mean girls” club — who lie, steal, and cheat their way up the ladder for retweets and future book sales.
I’ve also posted about this here: