Yahoo News Writer Flees When Confronted By Dana Loesch Over ‘Threatening’ GoFundMe Inquiry

“Hey @tynanwrites , want to do live TV interview now? Questions answered. We have your #.”
“@DLoesch no thanks.”

“Hmm. After attempting to go after GoFundMe’s credibility and demanding we answer questions @tynanwrites runs when we say “OK.”

Yahoo News Columnist Dan Tynan, who labeled donors to the Memories Pizza GoFundMe fundraiser “homophobes”, ran from talk radio and television host Dana Loesch Monday evening. Tynan was confronted online about his inquiry to GoFundMe ‘threatening to undermine the credibilty’ of Lawrence Billy Jones III, the man who set up the fundraiser along with Loesch and others associated with Loesch’s Blaze TV show.


$842,442 was raised in just a few days to help the beleaguered small business in Walkerton, Indiana after a gotcha lcala interview went national. The owners said that while they would gladly serve gays they would not cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs. Memories Pizza was forced to temporarily shut down due to death threats and a threat to burn the business down.

The day after the Memories Pizza controversy exploded, Tynan insulted donors as “homophobes” in a tweet promoting a Yahoo News article by Daniel Bean about the Memories Pizza fundraiser.

“Later we will learn that #memoriespizza set this whole thing up to wring $200K out of homophobes … via @YahooTech”

Tynan wrote his in-depth article on the Memories Pizza controversy on Friday titled, “Memories Pizza vs. Gay Rights: the Fight That Ate the Internet [Updated]”

Early Monday evening Dana Loesch tweeted that GoFundMe had sent her an email saying Tynan had sent a ‘threatening’ inquiry.

“Received email from GoFundMe claiming that @tynanwrites “threatening to undermine @LawrenceBJones3 ’s credibility” to attack #MemoriesPizza.”

“According to GoFundMe, @tynanwrites also attacking site credibility to attack #MemoriesPizza.”

“According to GoFundMe email @tynanwrites demanding private info protected when u donate. It’s a witch hunt. @LawrenceBJones3 #MemoriesPizza”

Tynan responded via Twitter:

“@DLoesch @LawrenceBJones3 interesting. all I did was ask them to verify what lawrence told me. they have yet to do so, and I’m at deadline.”

“@DLoesch would you be willing to send me a copy of the email gofundme sent you? and take this convo to DM, not public twitter?”

“@DLoesch @LawrenceBJones3 no, I was asking them to verify things larry told me on the phone this morning. can you pls help? thanks.”

“@CoFemale @DLoesch @LawrenceBJones3 nope. not true. never asked gofundme for any personal info about anyone.”

“@Andrew_McAdam @DLoesch getting the facts right is my goal. it would help greatly if dana/larry will allow gofundme to verify 2 things.”

[email protected] @DLoesch @Lawrencs3 yes, that was a joke. not a good one. but I am trying hard to be fair with my story.”

As of this writing, Tynan has not made further comments on his Twitter account about this matter since he declined Loesch’s offer of a live on air interview.

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