New York Times' Taylor Lorenz said to have incorrectly accused Marc Andreessen of using 'r-slur'

"@pmarca just openly using the r-slur on Clubhouse tonight and not one other person in the room called him on it or saying anything," Lorenz tweeted, according to a screenshot of her tweet.

Updated: February 8, 2021 - 11:27pm

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New York Times technology reporter Taylor Lorenz accused business tech entrepreneur Marc Andreessen of utilizing "the r-slur," but was apparently incorrect in making the accusation.

"@pmarca just openly using the r-slur on Clubhouse tonight and not one other person in the room called him on it or saying anything," Lorenz tweeted, according to a screenshot of her tweet.

Nait Jones, a colleague of Andreessen, fired back, saying that Lorenz was incorrect in her accusation: "I modded that room. Here's what actually happened. Felicia explained that the Redditors call themselves "R-word revolution" but Marc never used that word..." Jones tweeted.

A screenshot shows that Lorenz retweeted Jones and wrote, "Thanks for clarifying that it was Felicia saying that word, rather than Marc as many in the room heard it. I hope you can understand how some people in the room felt hearing it."

"Just take a second to ponder how infantile and despotic, in equal parts, all of this is. This NYT reporter used her platform to virtually jump out of her desk to run to the teacher and exclaim: he used the r word!" left-leaning journalist Glenn Greenwald wrote.