If you happen to fulfill the narrow criterion of being a public figure claiming that your tires have been slashed, you’d better be sure you have solid proof. Because if your story has even the tiniest of holes, the internet is going to blow it wide open. And that’s exactly what happened to journalist and conservative activist Laura Loomer, who probably wishes that she’d never complained to Twitter in the first place. For the rest of us, though, the internet’s response is absolute gold.
Loomer was born in Arizona and would later decamp to both Massachusetts and Florida for college. She currently lives in New York City, however, where she works as a correspondent for the right-leaning Canadian website The Rebel Media. And Loomer is particularly known for her outspoken views and stunts on social media.
Before the gig at The Rebel Media, though, Loomer worked for conservative activist James O’Keefe’s organization Project Veritas. And Project Veritas unveiled arguably one of her most daring stunts, which took place in March 2015 during her senior year at Barry University in Florida. There, she secretly recorded a conversation with a staff member she claimed was “unfazed” by a club that supported ISIS.