‘Award-Winning Journalist’ Who Called Police on Target Manager Over Mismarked Toothbrush Gets Ratioed Again

FILE – This May perhaps 3, 2017, file image demonstrates a Focus on store in Omaha, Neb. Concentrate on Corp. reports earnings Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Image/Nati Harnik, File)


David Leavitt, a self-described “award-profitable multimedia journalist with bylines at CBS, Axios, Yahoo News, and the Examiner” is most effectively-acknowledged for calling the law enforcement on a Concentrate on supervisor due to the fact she refused to provide him a mismarked $30 Oral-B electric toothbrush for a single cent. I posted about this episode here.

Unbelievably, Leavitt posted the whole incident on Twitter. The backlash, which Leavitt so richly deserved, was intense. He was pummeled on Twitter and in other places.

A GoFundMe account was established up for the Concentrate on supervisor, which collected countless numbers of bucks. And really generously, this youthful woman donated the overall proceeds to charity.

Leavitt also produced news a few decades ago for tweeting numerous tasteless jokes about an ISIS bombing at Manchester Arena in England next an Ariana Grande concert. 20-two individuals shed their lives in that attack.

This early morning, Leavitt posted the story about the Florida pair who procured a Greenback Tree store’s complete inventory of bathroom paper, paper towels and napkins. That incident finished with the customer shouting,”Donald Trump! Go Donald Trump!” I posted about this here.

Of system, quite a few of the replies to Leavitt’s tweet convey outrage that the store would even sell these kinds of an tremendous amount of sought just after products to one particular buyer. But Leavitt obtained some reponses that were being a very little extra personalized. It appears that really a number of individuals recalled his tiny dust-up in January at the Target keep.

You will not be amazed that Leavitt has deleted those replies.

On the other hand, 1 of our sister web-sites, Twitchy, posted on some of the better types which adhere to:

Here’s just one that has been deleted: “Lucky for you she did not get all the toothbrushes.”

And an additional: “How’s that penny toothbrush accomplishing ya?”

Right here 1 Leavitt forgot to delete:

Leavitt’s track record has now turn out to be harmful.

He was under no circumstances quite nicely-known to start with. When his name is talked about, individuals check with ‘who’s that?’ The respond to is, ‘Remember that reporter who attempted to purchase a mismarked $30 electrical toothbrush at a Target Keep and referred to as the police on the Store Manager who refused to market it to him for a penny?’

‘Oh, yeah!’

Elizabeth Vaughn

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