I agree, and I'm definitely not going to defend him, but I can maybe explain it just from a mathematical standpoint.
First, he never imagined that the mainstream press would be willing to write an article on him. The calculation he made was, there are three options after she turns him down: (1) forget her and move on with your life. The probability you'll end up having sex with her if you choose this option is definitely 0% (2) play the nice guy, reply with something like, "it was great to meet you and I'd love to stay friends" - at best, this results in becoming an orbiter. The probability that you have sex with her is still 0% or nearly 0. (3) play the jerk. At worst, she blocks you (0% outcome). But at best, she stays engaged with you in order to defend herself and also because she likes drama. There is a small but non-zero probability that he can convert that into sex.
That's what he was going for, I imagine. I don't recommend it or condone it or defend it, but I will suggest that it'd be fantastic if women would take a dozen milliseconds to consider the insight this gives into their own psyche. They really do like drama. There really are women who have sex with men like this. I know it offends you, ladies, that I'm pointing this out, and I know you prefer to default to the "zomg patriarchy I'm a victim" narrative, but what I'm saying here is true.
And lest you believe I'm unfair, I think the exact same thing about simps who are taken advantage of by women. I don't hate women because they scam men on OnlyFans. The fact that that tactic is possible is insight into the weaknesses of men - and as a man it's important for me to face up to that. Ladies, you should do the same.
He was running "Asshole" game which in the West comes off as the best probability of him getting a sexual encounter.
However it did not work out well for him due to whatever reason. It looks like modern secular dating/game in the West is increasingly becoming a zero-sum game. You can either avoid women who reject you and get nothing, become a worthless simp in the hope that you will be given some pity after lady gets pumped & dumped by chad or act like the Asshole and either give the woman the emotional investment and drama for her to fall for you or fail in the process and watch as she doxxes you to oblivion to the point that you lose your job and reputation.
It's no wonder that a large number men nowadays are either turning to MGTOW or on the other end of the spectrum becoming onlyfans beta simps. It's just not worth it.
Sadly as a result marriage rates are falling and ideas like misandry and misogyny are on the rise slowly making the genders further apart from understanding one another. The only fix for this is to reintroduce strict religious values into western society but sadly I don't see that happening unless their is a major famine or WWIII like crisis that hit's the planet.