Sarah Lacy on Exec’s Plan to Smear Her: ‘Every Woman Using Uber Should Be Scared.’
I’ve never used Uber, and now I don’t think I ever will. I stick with taxi drivers, who need my money more than Uber’s rich dumbfuck executive.
Sarah Lacy — the target of a proposed $1 million smear campaign by a top Uber executive, who bragged about his idea of investigating her private life at a media dinner in New York on Friday night — was re-doing her home security last night.
She said she was scared that the transportation service Uber was spying on her, including possibly bugging her phone.
Lacy may have good reason to worry. She talked to me just hours after BuzzFeed released a disturbing report in which Uber senior executive Emil Michael spoke about his idea to build a team of four researchers and four reporters to dig up personal dirt on reporters who were critical of the company.
In a conversation with BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith, he aimed much of his vitriol at Lacy, Editor in Chief of PandoDaily, who has been very tough on Uber in a series of posts on her site.
The message from Emil Michael apparently is, don’t criticize my company or I will come after you and your family and make sure you never print negative reports again.
Kneel before Zod!
What a putz.