What’s Up With NYT’s Jenn Preston & Ron Brynaert?

In a sudden burst of Tweets, former Raw Story editor Ron Bryaert has claimed that he’s been working behind the scenes with New York Times reporter Jenn Preston for ‘weeks’ on #Weinergate and that he was promised money.

This also might explain some bizarre behavior that has slowed down the discovery the real person behind much of the shenanigans.

It started with…

ronbryn Ron Brynaert

Dear @thepubliceditor this story is missing credit for my work with@NYT_JenPreston & I’ve been led on about getting $nytimes.com/2011/06/18/nyr…

And it goes on from there. Here are a few screen captures of Ron’s angry tweet (read bottom to top) – and Patterico should have more information on this soon.



Full disclosure – I’ve been very clear that I have been talking to Preston for weeks, as well – at no time was money offered. Additionally, Preston clearly used elements of my public work in her stories and I was never credited or acknowledged. I spoke to Ron on the phone several days ago – he did not mention that he was working with Preston, but seems to have relayed some of my conversation with her.


  1. So is Ron Brynaert saying he can’t believe a NYT journalist doesn’t have any scruples and lacks integrity. Welcome to reality enjoy your stay but something tells me it wont last long.

  2. @ koam

    That’s funny I like the “in complete sentences” line. This story, however, is turning into yet another tangent off of the last tangent. I’m still waiting to see the story of Jenny from MA get told in its entirety.

  3. “Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). “Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!” (for when she looked down at her feet they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). . . . . Would it be of any use, now,’ thought Alice, ‘to speak to this mouse? Everything is so out-of-the-way down here, that I should think very likely it can talk: at any rate, there’s no harm in trying.’ – both Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  4. Maybe some jealously is rearing its ugly head. I note you have almost 20,000 followers on twitter and twit ron has less than 300. Sort of like screaming in the forest and you whisper like the E F Hutton fellow…….

  5. He’s back:

    ronbryn @patterico I can confirm Boston woman got death threats, but never said it was from @stranahan …stay tuned for much more on #weinergate


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