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  • Trump: I Don't Like Tweeting ... But It's My Only Way Around a Dishonest Media

    01/18/2017 11:09:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    Fox news ^ | January 18, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump declared in an interview released late Tuesday that he dislikes tweeting and uses Twitter as a defense against media. “Look, I don’t like tweeting,” Trump insisted during a Fox News interview scheduled to air Wednesday. "I have other things I could be doing.” “But I get very dishonest media, very dishonest press. And it’s my only way that I can counteract. When people make misstatements about me, I’m able to say it and call it out.”
  • I Hope Trump Creates His Own Version of Twitter(DOWN WITH TWITTER)

    01/17/2017 9:24:20 AM PST · by Be Careful · 17 replies
    If Trump were to create his own platform for Exclusive Executive Use...and cease to use Twitter.....he could drive a fatal blow into Twitter.....Everyone would have to subscribe in order to be in the know. I think he should call it "Trumpet"....and send out "Toots" LOL. What do you think?
  • President-Elect Trump Tweets RE: Inauguration

    01/17/2017 5:08:39 AM PST · by JPX2011 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 17, 2017 | President-Elect Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump won’t be using the POTUS Twitter account

    01/16/2017 8:22:37 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 16, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    Donald Trump plans to keep using his personal Twitter account, the president-elect confirmed in a weekend interview, noting that he “can go bing bing bing” and make national news using his social media accounts. “@realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it,” Trump told the Times of London in the interview published Monday, saying he won’t personally be taking over the @POTUS account used by the president. Trump admitted that he thought he’d be utilizing social media less frequently but claimed “it’s working.” “I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly —...
  • President-Elect Trump Tweets RE: Dishonest Media & CNN

    01/16/2017 6:07:57 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 16, 2017 | President-Elect Donald Trump
  • Donald Trump on Using Twitter as President: 'Bing Bing Bing' (secret account 280 character tweets)

    01/15/2017 9:00:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2017-01-15 | Eve Peyser
    A new Sunday Times interview between British Parliament member Michael Gove and our soon-to-be Supreme Leader Donald Trump offers much interesting insight into how Trump will use Twitter as president. When Gove asked about whether Trump would use the @POTUS handle, he offered up the following response: @realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it . . . so I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up...
  • President-Elect Trump utterly obliterates head of scandal-ridden CIA in couple of tweets

    01/15/2017 4:30:56 PM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 173 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 15, 2017 | President-elect Donald J. Trump
    .@FoxNews "Outgoing CIA Chief, John Brennan, blasts Pres-Elect Trump on Russia threat. Does not fully understand." Oh really, couldn't do much worse - just look at Syria (red line), Crimea, Ukraine and the build-up of Russian nukes. Not good! Was this the leaker of Fake News?
  • GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'

    01/15/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) knocked President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday for his response to backlash over attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). "Dude, just stop," Amash tweeted, linking to a tweet from Trump. Trump suggested Saturday that he and Lewis work together to focus on the nation's inner cities after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed him for saying Lewis was "all talk" and "no action."
  • Trump Hits 20 Million on Twitter (my headline)

    01/15/2017 3:22:29 PM PST · by BobL · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Twitter
  • Caught on Camera : Trans-Trash-ition briefing: [Humor Break]

    01/15/2017 5:03:19 AM PST · by Oz8509338511
  • 150,000 more TWITTER followers needed to reach 20,000,000 {RealDonaldTrump} [UPDATE: 100k]

    01/15/2017 3:18:49 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 32 replies
    Twitter: RealDonaldTrump ^ | RealDonaldTrump
  • Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities ...

    01/14/2017 4:32:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get! 7:22 PM - 14 Jan 2017
  • 150,000 followers short of 20,000,000 (RealDonaldTrump)

    01/14/2017 1:56:42 PM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 26 replies
  • Trump goes after civil-rights icon on Twitter

    01/14/2017 9:53:02 AM PST · by oblomov · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | Kathianne Boniello
    President-elect Trump slammed US Rep. John Lewis on Twitter Saturday, for “falsely complaining” about the election, and said he should spend more time fixing problems in his district. Lewis, a Georgia democrat and legendary civil rights activist, intends to skip Trump’s Friday inauguration and feels the Tweeter-in-Chief isn’t a “legitimate president,” he told NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” Trump shot back at Lewis with a pair of tweets, the first at 7:50 a.m., the second at 8:07 a.m. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not...
  • Donald Trump declares Hillary Clinton ‘guilty as hell’ on Twitter

    01/13/2017 5:26:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Nine News Australia ^ | January 14, 2017 | Staff
    US President-elect Donald Trump has reprised his election campaign attacks on Hillary Clinton, declaring her "guilty as hell" on social media and deriding her supporters' criticism of how the FBI handled an investigation into her emails. The US Justice Department announced yesterday it would investigate an FBI decision to launch an inquiry into Mrs Clinton's emails shortly before the November 8 election, a move she has blamed as a factor in her defeat. Mr Trump took to Twitter overnight to assert Mrs Clinton should have “never been allowed to run” for President of the United States....
  • YouTube removes influential conservative website's channel

    01/13/2017 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 1/13/17 | James Rodgers
    The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims. “This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted,” explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channel’s page. Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channel’s removal. “It’s very frustrating, it’s very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself,” he told
  • Former Congressman Under Fire for Tweeting That Joe Biden ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Medal of Freedom

    01/13/2017 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    People ^ | January 13, 2017 | Tierney McAfee
    Joe Biden is known for getting along with politicians on both sides of the aisle, but one former Republican congressman wasn’t happy about the vice president being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Thursday. Former Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas took to Twitter on Thursday night to voice his disapproval, tweeting: “For once, @JoeBiden and I agree: he doesn’t deserve this honor.”
  • Trump news conference sets worldwide social media afire

    01/11/2017 11:30:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 11, 2017 | Melissa Fares
    In his first news conference since the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Donald Trump set social media ablaze on Wednesday with remarks including harsh criticism of the press and a defense of his goal to improve ties with Russia. The session, held in the lobby of his Trump Tower headquarters in Manhattan, featured a number of viral moments, like an exchange with a reporter whom Trump accused of peddling "fake news." "I'm not going to give you a question," Trump told the journalist from CNN, which reported on Tuesday that the Republican president-elect had been briefed by U.S. intelligence agencies about...
  • RealJamesWoods - No greater joy than watching @PEOTUS #BitchSlap the beta male from @CNN #lol

    01/11/2017 10:36:42 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 52 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-12-2017 | James Woods
    No greater joy than watching @PEOTUS #BitchSlap the beta male from @CNN... #lol
  • Jeb Bush: I hope Melania takes Trump's phone away

    01/11/2017 8:28:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Jeb Bush said Tuesday he hopes incoming first lady Melania Trump takes her husband’s cellphone away so he can focus on leading the country. The former Florida governor and GOP rival to Donald Trump quipped during a lecture at the William Waldon Cameron Forum in Texas that he hopes "Melania steals his phone," noting the president-elect has been known for tweeting at odd hours of the night. Bush said Tuesday he hopes the president-elect is successful. The two famously sparred during the 2016 Republican presidential primary debates and on the campaign trail before Bush dropped out in February. Others have...
  • Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference

    01/08/2017 3:31:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 7, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    One thing that has been frustrating those in the media now that Donald Trump is about to be President of the United States has been his reluctance to hold conventional press conferences. Trump has not held a full news conferences since late July and canceled a proposed one in mid-December where he said he would use to address his business interests. He has since announced that he will hold a presser next week. In the absence of regular press conferences and interaction with the media, Trump has taken to Twitter as his main mode of public communication, generally taking to...
  • YouTube - DFU SING-ALONG: Master of the House (Schumer Is Master of the Clowns)

    01/07/2017 1:53:21 PM PST · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 1-7-17 | DFU
  • Politico: 'Trump’s Twitter Feed Traumatizes Washington'

    01/07/2017 6:28:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 6, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Eeek! Official Washington is being traumatized by the tweets of Donald Trump.Politico has chronicled the pearl clutching concern by the inside the beltway types over Trump's tweets. It seems Trump speaking directly to the people via Twitter is causing a crises among politicians and lobbyists who just don't know how to handle it as reflected in the article title, Trump’s Twitter feed traumatizes Washington.
  • Vicente Fox Trolls Trump on Twitter: ‘Are You a Legitimate President?’

    01/06/2017 7:42:35 PM PST · by bkopto · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/6/2016 | alex swoyer
    Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox took to Twitter on Friday to question the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s election win. "Sr Trump,the intelligence report is devastating. Losing election by more than 3M votes and in addition this. Are you a legitimate president?"
  • Trump Tweets: ... the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later!

    01/06/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 48 replies
    Twitter- @realdonaldtrump ^ | January 6, 2017-3:19AM
    Verified from Twitter: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The dishonest media does not report that any money spent on building the Great Wall (for sake of speed), will be paid back by Mexico later! 3:19 AM - 6 Jan 2017 -------------------------------Snip----------------------------------------------- President-elect Donald Trump opened the news agenda this Friday morning with a 3AM tweet about the new border wall referring to it as the "Great Wall" while clarifying what the dishonest media deliberately fails to report. Initially U.S. money will be utilized for the "sake of speed," and later, Mexico will be reimbursing the building cost of the border wall....
  • Here’s why neo-Nazis are praising Ann Coulter’s ‘14’ tweet

    01/06/2017 5:19:14 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies ^ | 1/6/17 | BY ELIZABETH ELIZALDE
    Here’s why neo-Nazis are praising Ann Coulter’s ‘14’ tweet Conservative host Ann Coulter tweeted out a simple number Thursday that had neo-Nazis praising her online. Coulter’s “14!” tweet is a popular white supremacist code, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
  • Donald Trump Plans to Continue Tweeting as President

    01/05/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 5, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    President-elect Donald Trump will continue his use of Twitter after he officially enters the White House later this month, according to incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “You know that he can drive a message and influence people in a way that hasn’t been done before,” Spicer stated while speaking at an event at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics on Wednesday. Spicer explained that he does not get a memo when Trump is tweeting, but that the President-elect is a strategic thinker, adding, “He thinks about where things are going to end up.” Trump, who has used...
  • The Wendy’s Twitter Account is Roasting Detractors Like a Boss (Trump effect?)

    01/05/2017 5:42:00 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 22 replies
    legal insurection ^ | January 4, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Who knew insulting people would prove an effective marketing campaign? Fast food joint Wendy’s has a new social marketing strategy that’s both hilarious and effective. I mean, we’re blogging about it, right? The strategy is simple — roast the dissent. During my daily internetting yesterday, I saw this, which is seems to be tweet zero: If you're going to shoot at @Wendys, you had better make sure you don't miss. — Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 3, 2017 For those not familiar with Twitter, here’s the conversation explained: That was only the beginning. According to Business Insider, their account has...
  • Germany warns Facebook over hateful posts, igniting free speech debate

    01/05/2017 5:23:21 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | January 4, 2017 | Don Snyder
    Germany is taking on Facebook, threatening criminal action against the world’s biggest social media company if it doesn’t stem the swelling tide of racist postings. Entries such as “gas the Jews” are examples of the repugnant postings... , said ... spokesman for the German Ministry of Justice. “Facebook doesn’t [react] unless they get complaints, or don’t remove it fast enough,”... “ not just racist comment, it is a violation of Germany’s criminal code,” he said. “Facebook can be held criminally liable for users’ illegal hate speech.” German law prohibits speech that denies the Holocaust, disparages minorities, or insults public figures....
  • Crybaby Reporters Complain Trump Controls Agenda With Twitter

    01/04/2017 12:39:13 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jan 4th, 2017 11:24 am | Kristinn Taylor
    Several mainstream media reporters whined on Twitter Wednesday morning that President-elect Donald Trump is setting and controlling the news agenda everyday with his statements posted on his Twitter account. The whine-fest came one day after Trump forced the House GOP to reverse course on weakening an ethics panel as their first order of business with a pair of tweets criticizing the move that said, “With all that Congress has to work on, do they really have to make the weakening of the Independent Ethics Watchdog, as unfair as it………..may be, their number one act and priority. Focus on tax reform,...
  • Krauthammer: Schumer A Sore Loser, The Tweets Are Working; "Trump Wielding A Two-By-Four"

    01/03/2017 9:29:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 3, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Charles Krauthammer reacts to newly-minted Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) remarking "making America great again" requires more than a tweet from President-elect Trump. BRET BAIER: On the Senate side, the top Democrat there, Chuck Schumer, took to the floor for his first speech talking about the president-elect's communication. SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER: These issues are too important for mere words. Our challenge is too entrenched for mere tweeting. Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue. With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency. BAIER: Charles. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Sore loser. The tweets are...
  • Attorney Ordered to Identify Dead Client Who Taunted James Woods on Twitter

    01/03/2017 7:24:58 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 49 replies ^ | January 03, 2017 | Eriq Gardner
    "James Woods is continuing to pursue a $10 million defamation lawsuit against an anonymous individual who tweeted Woods was a "cocaine addict." Not even the reported death of the defendant is stopping the actor. On Tuesday, over objections that Woods was looking to harass a dead man's family, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the attorney for the defendant must identify his deceased client."
  • Hillary Clinton’s Controversies, Not Donald Trump’s, Dominated Twitter In 2016

    01/03/2017 3:35:02 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 9 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 3, 2017 | Natalie Jackson
    Trump was all over the news, but Clinton’s scandals — or “scandals” — owned Twitter. There’s no question that Donald Trump dominated media coverage during the 2016 campaign.... But on Twitter, it was a different story. Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as SoS, ... and subsequent WikiLeaks releases that targeted her campaign and the Democratic Party, dominated Twitter discussions about the presidential election during 2016, according to a study put out by the data and polling firm Echelon Insights. (Echelon -founded .. run by a Republican pollster and strategist.) Echelon compiled data from nearly 2...
  • Rosie O’Donnell writes possible threat against Donald Trump on Twitter, urges America to ‘stop him’

    01/02/2017 8:47:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, January 2, 2017, 11:23 AM | Dan Gunderman
    Wishing harm on President-elect Donald Trump is a hot new trend. Less than a week after Charlie Sheen pleaded with God to take The Donald, Rosie O’Donnell threw out a vile request on Twitter. “DONALD TRUMP IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE. LESS THAN 3 WEEKS TO STOP HIM AMERICA,” read her tweet that was linked to a story about Trump allegedly booting a biographer off a golf course. […] The tirade continued, as O’Donnell retweeted a GIF of Russian President Vladimir Putin pulling on strings to control his “puppet,” Trump. Another retweeted message, with Trump depicted as a clown, reads, “You...
  • Trump to Continue "Freaking Mainstream Media Out" Will "Boldly Use" Twitter For Policy Announcements

    01/02/2017 7:19:41 AM PST · by John123 · 63 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 2, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Having drawn the ire of the mainstream press for his extensive use of Twitter in announcing major developments and policy shifts, President-elect Donald Trump will not end the "onslaught" of posts on Twitter that fed his unconventional campaign, even after taking on the formalized duties of the Oval Office later this month, as Bloomberg notes following an announcement by incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer who said he expects Trump "will boldly use" Twitter to make major policy announcements.
  • Donald Trump expected to embrace bold use of Twitter

    01/01/2017 11:14:05 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2017-01-01 | Ass Press
    Incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer says he expects President-elect Donald Trump will boldly use Twitter to make major policy announcements. Trump was scolded by foreign policy experts last month when he used Twitter as the venue to say that the U.S. should greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capacity until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nuclear weapons.
  • Trump On Putin: Great Move!

    Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!
  • Trump, the Great Communicator on Twitter

    12/28/2016 1:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 28, 2016 | Andy Schlafly
    Editor's Note: Column co-written by John Schlafly How did it happen that a man we were told could not possibly be nominated, let alone elected, is about to take the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States? Part of the reason is that Donald Trump spoke to a set of hot-button issues (immigration and trade) that no other Republican was willing to touch, and those issues resonated with thousands of Americans who had previously voted for Obama. But even with the right issues and a brilliant slogan, “Make America Great Again,” Donald Trump still had...
  • Trump goes off on Twitter over Obama’s inflammatory statements, undermining of Israel

    12/28/2016 10:38:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gloves off We told you last week that, contrary to appearances they hoped to create, the Obama Administration has been doing anything but helping set up the incoming Trump Administration for success. Whether the action is very public - like the attack on Israel at the UN - or more behind the scenes like thousands of last-minute executive orders or the burrowing of political appointees into career bureaucrats Trump will have a hard time getting rid of, Obama is doing everything he can to poison the well for Trump.
  • Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump’s Twitter Foreign Policy Is ‘Brilliant’

    12/25/2016 3:44:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Huff and Puff ComPost ^ | 12/25/2016 | Daniel Marans
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich praised the style and substance of Donald Trump’s suggestion for a new nuclear arms race, calling the president-elect’s use of Twitter to make major policy pronouncements “brilliant.” Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace that the longstanding U.S. policy of reducing the number of its nuclear weapons has “failed.” He claimed that it has enabled former Cold War foes China, North Korea and Russia to rebuild or expand their capacities. “There are a number of steps [Russia is] taking to be a war-fighting capability,” Gingrich said. “We have to, candidly,...
  • Gingrich: I goofed.

    12/22/2016 9:21:45 AM PST · by proust · 83 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/22/16 | Newt
    I goofed. Draining the swamp is in, @realDonaldTrump is going to do it, and the alligators should be worried. #DTS
  • Twitter CTO Quits as Social Network’s Execs Flee Company

    12/21/2016 5:35:45 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 20, 2016 | Nate Church
    Adam Messinger joins a long list of ex-Twitter leadership as he suddenly departed the troubled social media network. Twitter CTO and newly-appointed Head of Product Adam Messinger joins Kevin Weil, as well as Katie Jacobs Stanton, Alex Roetter, and Brian Schipper, on a life raft off of Jack Dorsey’s beleaguered network. VP of Product and “rising star” Josh McFarland is following Messinger right through the door. Adam Bain, Twitter’s former COO, left a 4% stock drop in the wake of his own exit, just last month.
  • Andrea Bocelli Bullied Out of Inauguration Appearance

    12/20/2016 9:54:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    MRC News Busters ^ | 12-20-16 | Maggie McKneely
    Inauguration performances use to be an honor, a celebration of America’s unique electoral system. But the media has reduced this year’s to a B-list side gig that only desperate artists would dare to play at. When news broke that popular blind tenor Andrea Bocelli would be singing at Trump’s inauguration, people took to social media and started a push to punish him for showing any support for the President-elect. Now, one month before the event, Bocelli has decided the performance isn’t worth the backlash. Twitter users adopted the #boycottbocelli hashtag to show their horror that a well-respected artist would dare...
  • Rogue Texas GOP Elector Trolls Trump on Twitter

    12/19/2016 1:59:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    GP ^ | 12/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    This clown’s 15 minutes of fame are about up. So he’s making the most of it. After tomorrow he will just be known as the crazy liar who voted against Trump after he pledged to support him. Chris Suprun is one of 38 Texas electors. He recently went public with his decision to go against the will of the people of Texas; he will not be honoring his pledge to vote for President Elect, Donald Trump. Chris Suprun has taken quite a beating on social media by Americans who are outraged at his decision to go rogue. There was even...
  • If Trump Tweets It, Is It News? A Quandary for the News Media

    12/18/2016 10:36:14 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 29, 2016 | Michael M. GRYNBAUM & Sydney EMBER
    Since Election Day, President-elect Donald J. Trump has proposed a U-turn in American diplomatic relations with Cuba, boasted about negotiations with a major manufacturer, trumpeted false claims about millions of illegal votes and hinted that he might upend current free speech laws by banning flag burning. As news organizations grapple with covering a commander in chief unlike any other, Mr. Trump’s Twitter account — a bully pulpit, propaganda weapon and attention magnet all rolled into one — has quickly emerged as a fresh journalistic challenge and a source of lively debate. How to cover a president’s pronouncements when they are...
  • The Rise of the Alt-Center

    12/17/2016 10:32:31 PM PST · by pluvmantelo · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | DEC. 16 2016 3:39 PM | Sam Kriss
    Why did establishment liberals fall in love with a deranged Twitter thread? It’s time for some game theory.
  • Newsweek Writer Claims ‘Assault’ By Tweet

    12/16/2016 2:40:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald claimed Friday that he was assaulted by a tweet which caused a seizure. It all started with a tweet Thursday night from Eichenwald’s account which said, “@jew_goldstein This is his wife, you caused a seizure. I have your information and have called the police to report the assault.” The Twitter user “Jew Goldstein” had sent a gif, an animated video, of changing colors with text that said, “you deserve a seizure.”
  • Trump turns on White House over its claims he knew about Russian hacking storming

    12/15/2016 6:51:00 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 15, 2016Nik | Nikki Schwab
    Trump turns on White House over its claims he knew about Russian hacking storming: 'Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?' Donald Trump tweeted this morning and asked why the White House was so interested in the Russian hacks now - insinuating that it's politically motivated Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway also took on the White House this morning on Fox & Friends She said it was 'breathtaking' that Press Secretary Josh Earnest claimed Donald Trump knew Russia was behind the Democratic hacks Trump had said at a press conference in July that Russia should 'find the 30,000 emails...
  • Source: Twitter cut out of Trump tech meeting over failed emoji deal

    12/14/2016 1:57:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    politico ^ | 12/14/16 | Nancy Scola
    Twitter was told it was "bounced" from Wednesday's meeting between tech executives and President-elect Donald Trump in retribution for refusing during the campaign to allow an emoji version of the hashtag #CrookedHillary, according to a source close to the situation. Twitter is one of the few major U.S. tech companies not represented at Wednesday afternoon's Trump Tower meeting attended by, among others, Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Tesla's Elon Musk — an omission all the more striking because of Trump's heavy dependence on the Twitter platform. With some 17.3 million followers of his account, the...
  • Twitter Obsessive Trump Snubs Twitter CEO Dorsey for Exclusive Tech Summit

    Donald Trump may love Twitter, but he clearly has no respect for the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey, who banned some of Trump’s most high-profile and racist supporters. Yep, poor @Jack wasn’t invited to Trump’s super exclusive tech conference tomorrow unlike Elon Musk, Tim Cook and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. The tech conference was organized by Silicon Valley billionaire and Trump supporter Peter Thiel, and is expected to address topics such as jobs and immigration, especially in the context of the tech industry’s need for a steady stream of foreign H1B workers. But despite Trump using Twitter as his primary means...