In late March, the Washington Post was planning on releasing a hit piece targeting Alex Epstein, the author of the upcoming book Fossil Future: Why Global Human Flourishing Requires More Oil, Coal, and Natural Gas–Not Less.

The crux of the hit piece was taking something Alex Epstein had written at the age of 18 and attempting to frame it as racist.

Instead of backing down, Alex Epstein went on offense.

Here is the entire takedown of the hit piece.


Days later the hit piece never came out and Epstein pointed out the author had written multiple other stories.

Update: It’s 3 days since the Post’s hit-piece against me was supposed to run, and still nothing. (The author has written several pieces since.)

I’ve received overwhelming support.

Here’s a 10-minute summary of the story so far.

Have a great weekend!

— Alex Epstein (@AlexEpstein) April 2, 2022

Finally, the article came out — but the “racist” attacks were gone.

Scott Adams released a short video explaining how amazing a feat this was:

“He did what I’ve never seen anybody do. He actually, preemptively took out a hit piece. That’s pretty hard to do. I mean, maybe some billionaire’s done it by money and threats or something, but I’ve never seen a regular person, an author do it before.” — @ScottAdamsSays

— Alex Epstein (@AlexEpstein) April 8, 2022

Adams also pointed out that there has been a boomerang effect on The Washington Post and they are now being forced to defend themselves.

Here’s @ScottAdamsSays defending me and eviscerating The Washington Post in the middle of my saga with them.

“Alex’s preemptive suppressive attack was so effective that The Washington Post is defending itself in public, against the guy that they were trying to destroy.”

— Alex Epstein (@AlexEpstein) April 8, 2022

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