Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,300
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: tweets

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Anderson Cooper Accidentally Tweets Mindset Of Ferguson Community Protestors – Why Won’t

    08/18/2014 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/1/8/14 | Sundance
    Every once in a while serendipity strikes the background. Check out the cardboard sign carried by a group of protestors being interviewed by Anderson Cooper: (Photo) “You’ve Killed Our Kind 4 Years But Won’t Sacrifice 1 Cop For Justice & To Save A Community & These Businesses” Somebody tell me exactly how you open dialogue with that mindset ?
  • Hashtag Wars

    08/11/2014 3:59:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Obama administration’s peculiar penchant for virtual responses to actual threats has yielded acute mockery of late, coupled with the suspicion that, beneath the White House’s defensive bluster and smart graphic design, there is much less to our 44th president than we are supposed to believe. The United States has a number of effective means by which it can deal with outfits such as Boko Haram, but one suspects that none of them involve photographs and social-media savvy. As a rule, the sort of people who are capable of abducting hundreds of teenage girls and threatening either to murder them...
  • Rihanna tweets 'Free Palestine,' deletes after 7,000 retweets in eight minutes

    07/16/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/16/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    This reminds me of the song from A Chorus Line forty years ago. The musical had a song - which I will not post now because it's the three weeks of mourning for the Holy Temples - that described what a woman needs to make it in show business. The lyrics are here. Here's another story that proves you don't need a brain to be a popular entertainer. Just the things described in the song. Pop superstar Rihanna caused a social media firestorm this week when she tweeted "#FreePalestine" from her official account before deleting it eight minutes later. In...
  • DHS Adviser’s Anti-American Tweets Celebrated by ISIS Terrorists

    06/19/2014 5:27:37 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/19/14 | Adam Kredo
    Affiliates of the Iraqi terror group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as ISIS, are praising and potentially recruiting extremists based on controversial tweets by a senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) adviser who recently claimed that ISIL is proof that a Muslim “caliphate” is making an “inevitable” return. The recent tweets by Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure who serves as a senior member of DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), were recently picked up in the Arabic press and widely disseminated on Twitter by multiple Islamic extremists. Elibiary’s tweets—which disparaged Americans as showing “belligerence” after...
  • Obama Official: Bergdahl Worthy of Sympathy if Joined Taliban to Protest Platoon Leaders

    06/04/2014 9:29:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 258 replies
    Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Kristinn
    An Obama administration official has floated the idea that Bowe Bergdahl was justified in deserting his platoon in Afghanistan and joining the Taliban over disagreements with the platoon's leadership. Brandon Friedman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the Department of Housing and Urban Development posted a series of tweets Wednesday evening in which he speculated that Bergdahl deserted over bad leadership of his platoon and that is why his fellow soldiers were smearing him."Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership? (1/5)"" What if he grew...
  • "'Democracy' is a cult in the West." [-Robert Bergdahl]

    06/03/2014 9:28:26 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 28 replies
    twitter via UK Daily Mail ^ | 29 Mar 2014 | Robert Bergdahl
    @daqeqa Agree! "Democracy" is a cult in the West. I think most of afgs see law in terms of sharia not secular democracy, man centric laws.
  • Bob Bergdahl now tweeting for more Guantanamo releases [Dad of kid who was released for Taliban]

    06/01/2014 7:08:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    twitchy ^ | 6/1/14
    Only hours after appearing at a press conference to give thanks for the freeing of his POW son in exchange for five top Taliban leaders, Bob Bergdahl returned to Twitter to promote a Guardian video in which family members lobby for the release of five Tunisians held at Guantanamo Bay. Earlier, Bergdahl had apparently deleted a tweet reading, “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners.”
  • Freed POW Father’s Disturbing Tweets, Reports of Desertion Raise Alarms on Obama Terror Swap

    06/01/2014 6:26:37 PM PDT · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 06-01-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsMany Americans are questioning Barack Obama's "deal" to exchange "captured" American POW Bowe Bergdahl for 5 top Taliban leaders being held at Guantanamo Bay.Here are some very troubling details that the mainstream media is going out of their way to avoid:(1) POW Bergdahl's Father's Bizarre Tweets and Behavior3 days before his son's exchange for the Taliban terrorists was announced, Bob Bergdahl posted, and later deleted this disturbing Tweet:
  • POW dad’s bizarre deleted tweet raises questions about Obama’s prisoner swap

    06/01/2014 7:16:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 83 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/1/14 | Joe Saunders
    A Twitter posting by the father of the serviceman released from Taliban captivity Saturday in exchange for five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay is raising deep questions about what exactly the Obama administration did to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of Afghanistan. Here’s the tweet, which Robert Bergdahl posted May 28 – before his son’s release – and deleted Saturday, according to Twitchy.com. Whatever else it might be, “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen!” doesn’t sound like a rousing call to patriotism. ABalkhi is the Twitter handle of Abdulqahar Balkhi, a Taliban spokesman. It’s important...
  • Mark Cuban Takes on Snapchat with Cyber Dust

    05/13/2014 8:45:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    FOX Business ^ | May 13, 2014 | Katie Roof
    In a world where texts, tweets and emails can potentially be used against you, billionaire investor Mark Cuban launched Cyber Dust, an app for disappearing text messages and photos. Once the recipient views the note, it vanishes in seconds. Cuban says he was inspired to create this service after being challenged by the FCC over insider trading allegations, of which he was eventually cleared. “What I learned very quickly was they took old emails and messages and created whatever context they wanted to create for it,” says Cuban. Cuban took his idea to app developers and launched Cyber Dust to...
  • Obama’s ‘Blame the Video’ Fraud Started in Cairo, Not Benghazi [it was Hillary]

    05/01/2014 4:38:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/1/2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The e-mail revelations and the Obama administration’s lies Here is the main point: The rioting at the American embassy in Cairo was not about the anti-Muslim video. As argued here repeatedly (see here and here), the Obama administration’s “Blame the Video” story was a fraudulent explanation for the September 11, 2012, rioting in Cairo every bit as much as it was a fraudulent explanation for the massacre in Benghazi several hours later. We’ll come back to that because, once you grasp this well-hidden fact, the Obama administration’s derelictions of duty in connection with Benghazi become much easier to see. But...
  • How Teens Are Making Money Off Novelty Twitter Accounts

    05/02/2014 7:26:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Motherboard ^ | April 29, 2014 | Steven Melendez
    At first glance, the Twitter account @MyTurnOns looks like it belongs to a stereotypical teenage girl. “Why do parents always ruin your day and then act like they didn’t ruin your day and wonder why you’re in a bad mood?” asked one recent tweet, in all caps and with no punctuation. “Being called babe is such a good feeling,” said another. But the account is actually run by Josh Quisenberry, the 23-year-old CEO of the Texas-based Dynamic Media Group. And in between messages about relationships, boys and parents come the tweets that are the account’s true reason for being: posts...
  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • 3 Tweets Are Not Racially Aggravated Harassment, Birmingham Court Rules; Taqiyya Doctrine Accepted

    04/10/2014 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 9 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    On 8 April at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, District Judge Ian Strongman heard a trial of racially aggravated harassment against Tim Burton, 61, a computing consultant from Birmingham and the Radio Officer of the British party Liberty GB. The reason for the charge was three tweets he sent over a period of a month from early June to early July 2013 to Tell Mama UK, a helpline organisation for victims of anti-Muslim attacks that also serves to monitor and collect data on them, whose director is prominent Muslim Fiyaz Mughal. Investigations by The Telegraph’s Andrew Gilligan discovered that, in the...
  • Ouch: Twitter Besieged by Angry ObamaCare Insults to Kick Off the New Year

    01/05/2014 10:17:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.ijreview.com ^ | january 3, 2014
    The media continues to assure us that everything is fixed with Obamacare now that the website works slightly better, but Americans are experiencing new and different problems with Obama’s program. And they’re tweeting about it. Here are some I was able to find. No, you still can’t keep your doctor: David Prasad @earth2dave2 My old doctor's office is now telling my ACA insurance is not good enough. Now I have to find a new doctor that accepts Obamacare. 11:05 PM - 2 Jan 2014 Amber @oicStars I cannot take my child to the doctor cuz I have high deductible & no money. They require...
  • They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

    11/11/2013 7:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/10/2013 | NATASHA SINGER
    At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout the presentation, she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter about her fellow attendees, repeatedly using a common expletive. Perhaps she hadn’t realized that colleges keep track of their social media mentions. “It was incredibly unusual and foolish of her to do that,” Scott A. Meiklejohn, Bowdoin’s dean of admissions and financial aid, told me last week. The college ultimately denied the student admission, he said, because her academic record wasn’t competitive. But...
  • White House official fired for caustic tweets. What was he thinking?

    10/23/2013 11:01:34 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    The White House has fired National Security Council official Jofi Joseph for running an anonymous Twitter account that harshly criticized Obama administration policies and members, sometimes in scathingly personal terms. Mr. Joseph was nonproliferation director at the NSC, and was involved in preparing for nuclear negotiations with Iran. He was also poised to move to a top Pentagon job before his abrupt dismissal
  • California Democratic Party Official Resigns Over Offensive Tweet

    09/22/2013 11:22:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 21, 2013
    A Democratic Party official in Sacramento County has resigned after sending an offensive Twitter message during a heated exchange over President Obama’s health care law. SNIP Brauer addressed the offensive tweet to Amanda Carpenter, a speechwriter for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, as House Republicans voted to defund the health care law. Brauer wrote, “May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” SNIP
  • California Democratic Flack Fired for Being Unhinged

    09/21/2013 6:25:31 AM PDT · by Red Statements · 39 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Sept 21, 2013 | Steven H Ahle
    Allan Brauer, Communications Committee chairman for the Democratic Party of Sacramento County (DPSC) was asked for his resignation just one day after tweeting death wishes to the children of a female Ted Cruz staffer, Amanda Carpenter. Brauer tweeted such remarks as, This is not uncommon among liberal political flacks. One look at the vile remarks made after the deaths of Ronald Reagan and maggie Thatcher are prime examples. What is uncommon is someone paying the price for those remarks. And indeed, his bosses in Sacremento, California, overlooked them until the heat got turned up by his continuing tweets.
  • Missouri state senator tweets hate toward conservatives

    08/25/2013 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    examiner ^ | 8/25/13 | staff
    Everyone knows by now, a mastery of social media is a necessity if you want to maintain a successful political campaign or career. Seemingly, social etiquette is absent in some social media as recent months have shown how a miss use of it can draw negative attention to yourself. Former U.S. Congressman, Anthony Wiener, is the most notorious example of how it can ruin a career. In 2011 he resigned his position after sexually suggestive tweets, sent to a 21 year-old woman, became viral and the targets of media fodder. And again, earlier this summer, while campaigning for mayor of...
  • OBAMA’S SON: 20 Disgusting Tweets from Trayvon

    07/23/2013 6:54:15 AM PDT · by DBCJR · 41 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 7/22/13
    John Hawkins, of RightWingNews.com, has plowed thru 150 pages of Trayvon’s Twitter account and grabbed twenty tweets from Trayvon that paint him as a misogynistic, weed smoking, thug. Here you go folks. Not quite the sweet little child the lame stream media, Obama and various race-baiters have painted him to be, eh? Read more: http://clashdaily.com/2013/07/obamas-son-20-disgusting-tweets-from-trayvon/#ixzz2ZsPtAWUv Get more Clash on ClashDaily.com, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube....
  • HILARIOUS: Glenn reads the unbelievable tweets of Trayon’s “classy” friend

    06/27/2013 9:21:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 6/27/13 | Glenn Beck
    This week launched the start of the George Zimmerman trial over the murder of Trayvon Martin. The prosecution arguing that ‘Georgia Zimmerman was fed up with “punks” getting awey with crime and shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin “because he wanted to,” not because he had to. The defense is arguing that the killing was self-defense against a young man who was slamming Zimmerman’s head against the pavement. As the details unfold there were talks of a “star witness” taking the said for the prosecution. Well…yesterday she did. TheBlaze reports: “Rachel Jeantel, the 19-year-old woman who was on the phone with Trayvon...
  • The Tweets at #NSA just keep on coming

    06/07/2013 11:59:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Even some well-known liberal have chimed in to complain.
  • Maps of hateful tweets shows hotspots are mostly in eastern parts of US

    05/16/2013 10:12:05 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 38 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | May 16, 2013 | Robert A. Cronkleton
    Tweets containing hateful words are coming in larger proportions from people living in the eastern half of the United States, according to a new map that tracked hate speech on Twitter. “How much hate people are broadcasting online is a little shocking and upsetting,” said Monica Stephens, assistant professor of geography at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. The map is based on tweets that were scanned for hate words that are homophobic, racist or demeaning to people with disabilities.
  • #Gosnell trends on Twitter as 23,600 tweets protest media blackout in one hour

    04/12/2013 5:00:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Life Site ^ | Ben Johnson
    PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Tens of thousands of pro-life activists posted messages on Twitter on Friday with the hashtag #Gosnell to break through a pervasive media blackout that continues to envelope mainstream media outlets from the Washington Post and New York Times to the Big Three cable networks. Some 23.600 Twitter messages were sent using the abortionist's last name within one hour -- 11 a.m. Eastern. A screenshot shows, enough people have used the term on the online messenger service to make it the site's top trending term. The tweets have totalled more than 10,000 messages an hour...
  • LA's Cardinal Mahony tweets: We're close to setting conclave date

    03/07/2013 12:46:14 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    NBCNews ^ | 3/7/13 | Tracy Connor
    American Cardinal Roger Mahony tweeted Thursday that his fellow princes of the church are close to setting a date for the conclave that will choose the next pope.
  • Piers Morgan exposes Dana Loesch’s lack of gun knowledge by making up models, calibers, deleting

    01/13/2013 6:00:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 12 January, 2013 | Staff
    Dana Loesch’s calling out of CNN’s “real journalist” Piers Morgan over his error in categorizing the caliber of the Bushmaster rifle used in the Sandy Hook massacre might seem petty, aside from two reasons. First, Morgan believes he’s fully qualified to determine what weapons American citizens should and should not be allowed to own. Second, he himself wastes no opportunity to call out his detractors on their spelling errors, like so:
  • Egypt Riots Rage, US Embassy Praises As 'Incredibly Positive'

    11/25/2012 8:47:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/12 | Ben Shapiro
    As clashes between Egyptian police forces led by Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi and Egyptian protesters angry at Morsi’s power grab escalated, the US embassy in Cairo weighed in. You may remember the embassy’s last embarrassing tweeting escapade on 9/11, when embassy staff tweeted apologies for a YouTube video even as the embassy was stormed. Today, as the embassy fell under assault, they tweeted:
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Obama Tweets Pic of Phone Call with Netanyahu

    09/28/2012 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/28/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama talked to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. In fact, he made sure to tweet a picture of himself talking to Obama via phone, even though he refused repeatedly to meet with Netanyahu in person this week. The picture was cover, though, for Obama’s anti-Israel position during the call itself. He told Netanyahu that while he opposed Iran’s nuclear development, he wouldn’t draw any red lines for Iran. According to the White House Press Office: President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke today as part of their regular consultations, and to follow up on Secretary Clinton’s meeting with...
  • President Obama's Foreign Policies have been Tested and Proven --

    09/15/2012 9:58:04 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | September 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    To be abject failures, more harmful if possible even than his domestic policies.The free flowing Arab Spring, once beloved of President Obama, continues to gush red-tinged waters bountifully. Although President Obama owns his foreign policies, he may now find bitter some of the fruits the spring has watered. There is little if anything that he can do to bleach the waters or to sweeten the fruit. Is it possible that President Obama saw this video and took to heart only those portions of its wisdom that appealed to him?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKerbOi_mrI?feature=player_detailpage] The video is one of the best I have seen....
  • London Games to be first social media Olympics

    06/19/2012 2:08:28 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    AP ^ | June 19, 2012 | n/a
    LONDON –  Tweet this: The London Games will be the first Olympics told in 140 characters or less. The London Games will be the most tweeted, liked and tagged in history, with fans offered a never before seen insider's view of what many are calling the social media Olympics, or the "socialympics." Hash tags, (at) signs and "like" symbols will be as prevalent as national flags, Olympic pins and medal ceremonies. Some athletes may spend more time on Twitter and Facebook than the playing field. Mobile phones have become smarter, laptops lighter and tablet devices a must-have for technology lovers...
  • Democrats Outraged as Grassley Calls Obama ‘Stupid’

    04/10/2012 12:36:35 AM PDT · by iowamark · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 09 Apr 2012 | Martin Gould
    Democrats have hit back at veteran GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley for calling President Barack Obama “stupid” in a weekend Twitter message. “Ive know @ChuckGrassley a long time. I am saddened he would embarrass himself like today with his comments about the President,” Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina, tweeted. Meanwhile White House senior adviser David Axelrod said, “Heads up, Sen. Grassley. I think a 6-year-old hijacked your account and is sending out foolish Tweets just to embarrass you!” ABC News reported. But the senior senator from Iowa was unrepentant. “In his Tweet on Saturday, Sen. Grassley said that it doesn’t speak...
  • Trayvon's Tweets and Black Hate Crimes (the real truth about interracial violence)

    03/31/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 47 replies
    WND ^ | March 29, 2012 | Ilana Mercer
    “In the same time period as the Trayvon Martin incident,” documents VDARE’s Peter Bradley, “a multitude of anti-white attacks by blacks occurred that remained strictly local news.” •In Kansas City, a 13-year-old white boy named Allen Coon was doused with gasoline and set on fire by two older blacks saying, “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.” •Haley Pettersen, a 15-year-old white girl in a leg cast in O’Fallon, Ill., was out walking her dog when she was attacked by two black girls who said, “This is our territory white girl.” One girl grabbed Haley...
  • Roseanne Tweets Address of Zimmerman's Parents - UPDATE: Barr Threatens to Go To House

    03/29/2012 12:52:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/29/12 | John Nolte
    In the story below this update, Roseanne seems to express some remorse over Tweeting the address of Zimmerman's parents. But here's a fairly recent tweet where she threatens to re-tweet "his address again" and "maybe go 2 hs house myself":
  • Farrakhan Tweets: ‘Where There Is No Justice, There Will Be No Peace…Law of Retaliation May…

    03/22/2012 5:49:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 69 replies
    Blaze ^ | 3/22/2012
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has been among the vocal voices weighing in on calls for justice for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was gunned down last month while walking home in Sanford, Florida. On Wednesday, a march was held in New York City in support of the teen’s family, as federal and local authorities launch investigations into how the incident unfolded and why the state’s “stand your ground” law applied to the shooter in this case. On Twitter yesterday and today, Farrakhan sent some curious tweets regarding peace, justice and retaliation that could be interpreted as a...
  • Top 20 tweets of #BarackObamasPresidentialFacts (pretty funny)

    03/18/2012 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Twitchy Us Politics ^ | 3/15/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Earlier today The Washington Times reported that President Obama quoted former President Rutherford B Hayes as saying something he never did. Inevitably a hilarious hashtag game mocking Obama’s knowledge of former presidents sprung up on Twitter shortly after. Here are the top 20 tweets from that hashtag game!
  • British pair arrested in U.S. on terror charges over Twitter jokes

    01/30/2012 11:40:27 AM PST · by billybudd · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Mail Online ^ | 30th January 2012 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'. Leigh Van Bryan, 26, was handcuffed and kept under armed guard in a cell with Mexican drug dealers for 12 hours after landing in Los Angeles with pal Emily Bunting. The Department of Homeland Security flagged him as a potential threat when he posted an excited tweet to his pals about his forthcoming trip to Hollywood which read: 'Free this week, for quick gossip/prep before I go and destroy America?' After making their way through passport...
  • AttackWatch Twits

    09/16/2011 4:29:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 16, 2011 | Staff
    Election '12: You know a presidential campaign is going south when its detractors have more fun with its website than do its fans. That's the case with AttackWatch.com, the Obama site that's making him a parody. According to the logic of AttackWatch.com — cue "Jaws" music — there's a vast, right-wing conspiracy out there determined to lie about the president and vote him out of office. Drastic steps are needed, and the comically menacing black-and-red AttackWatch website is the answer. Calling on readers to "Get the facts. Fight the Smears," about President Obama's record, the site actually encourages all Americans...
  • Tweets Turn Negative on Obama

    08/24/2011 12:57:41 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 18 replies
    PowerLine blog ^ | August 23, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    One thing about Twitter is that it lends itself to quantitative analysis. Over a short time, it can convey a snapshot of how a thin but important slice of the public is reacting to events. It seems especially noteworthy that Barack Obama, who famously marshaled social media in support of his 2008 campaign, has now become something of a laughingstock on Twitter. The Hill does the math with respect to Obama’s recent bus trip through the Midwest: Obama’s Midwest tour last week prompted more criticism and ridicule than support on Twitter, according to this week’s Hill Hexagon. … An analysis...
  • Sarah Palin supporters hack Twitter feed of company that posted her emails for msnbc.com

    06/12/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/12/11 | Bill Dedman
    The Twitter feed of the company that put online 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails for msnbc.com was hacked over the weekend, with vandals posting a series of pro-Palin and anti-Obama messages. Among the tweets: * Emails: Gov. Palin a Hard-Working Public Servant * Email Witch-hunt Backfires * Weiner's America Or Palin's America - That Is The 2012 Choice "It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told msnbc.com Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile...
  • Sex, Tweets, and Rock Hard Pols

    06/08/2011 12:45:13 PM PDT · by Ghblog · 2 replies
    framingthedialogue.com ^ | June 2, 2011 | ghblog
    Sex, Tweets, and Rock Hard Pols (or Hard Times For Ant’ny Weiner – a “fictional” tale) This is the tale of a Pol who's gone wrong, It seems he tweeted a pict of his schlong. To a young girl, not his wife, sent the dong, Seedy to most even though it's not long,
  • Twitter in a Wringer. What is it about Twitter that gets people into trouble?

    05/12/2011 7:36:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | 05/12/2011 | Jack Shafer
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall lost his endorsement deal from Champion sports apparel last week for tweeting his doubts that the World Trade Center towers were brought down by hijacked jetliners and for expressing his sentiments that we had "only heard one side" of the Osama Bin Laden story. Mendenhall quickly backed off from the pair of tweets. He deleted the 9/11 remark and published a blog post explaining that he wasn't a Bin Laden supporter. But it was too late. He had already joined the ranks of high-profile users who've been burned by microblogging. Keith Olbermann previously stepped...
  • Modi tweets health care

    02/18/2011 9:58:17 AM PST · by ColdOne · 1 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 02/18/11 | JULIE MASON
    So this week, they sent Kalpen Modi, associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement and itinerant movie star, to answer questions about health care -- on Twitter. If there was ever an issue that defied 140 characters or fewer, it's health care reform. But no matter -- to the Twitter feed! bham4ever asks, " thought Health reform was going to make Health Care more affordable, our company's is higher, now!" retrophyt wants to know, "If we had a public option for health insurance, would that make the cost of health care insurance go down? What is it...
  • Bizarre 999 Calls Revealed on Twitter by Greater

    10/14/2010 7:27:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Metro ^ | 10/14/2010 | Joel Taylor
    Police work is not all about catching bad guys. Officers have to handle issues ranging from the mundane to the downright bizarre – as one force’s Twitter experiment has shown. In the first six hours of yesterday, Greater Manchester Police issued 500 tweets, including a call from a woman who asked for help to sue the Benefits Agency because she had no money. And call number 686 was a complaint that a man shouted ‘you’re gorgeous’ to woman. Elsewhere, a team of officers were dispatched to a bridge following a report that a man was ‘dangling’ a baby over the...
  • Sarah Palin tweets ‘Rahm, you lie’ after chief of staff’s comments on ABC

    06/21/2010 9:31:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/21/10 | Alex Pappas
    Sarah Palin called White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel a liar on Twitter yesterday, saying his comments on ABC’s “This Week” make him shallow, narrow-minded, political and irresponsible. The former governor of Alaska is apparently outraged over Emanuel telling ABC’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that Republican Rep. Joe Barton’s apology last week to BP was not a slip of the tongue, but a reflection of the “philosophy” of the Republican Party. “That’s not a political gaffe, those are prepared remarks,” Emanuel said. “That is a philosophy.” Emanuel added: “They see the aggrieved party here as BP, not the fishermen...
  • #The Day Twitter Exploded

    05/10/2010 10:25:42 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 35 replies · 2,000+ views
    Fellow FReeps who are Tweeps...Twitter is in tatters right now.
  • During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

    02/13/2010 8:31:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 566+ views
    abc ^ | 2/13/10 | JASON RYAN
    As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter.
  • Glenn Beck's latest tweets +free rally @ The Villages, FL - week from Saturday

    11/10/2009 8:53:49 AM PST · by STARWISE · 8 replies · 2,231+ views
    Twitter ^ | various | Glenn Beck
    # http://bit.ly/2VXfz Repubs & Demos have a reason 2 fear 2010. Tell yr friends & C U a week from Sat in The Villages, FL. FREE RALLY.about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck ** # http://bit.ly/2VXfz Kicking things off in SC nxt week & then a Free Rally in FL on Saturday. U'll get a glimpse of wht i'm planning!about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck ** # http://bit.ly/21FVts Interesting times we live in. Can't wait to see what this story is about.about 2 hours ago from TweetDeck ** # pat is filling in ths am. saying sum of wht I wnt...
  • 'The Twitter Opera': new Royal Opera House production in 'tweets' (you can participate)

    08/10/2009 6:54:17 PM PDT · by Shermy · 6 replies · 247+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 10, 2009
    "The Twitter Opera" will join 140-character Twitter messages into a libretto set to familiar opera tunes and new music by composer Helen Porter. The two singers, an experienced baritone and a soprano both in their mid 30s, will be announced next week. The Royal Opera House is inviting contributions to the plot on its #youropera Twitter page. Contributions are being published on the Royal Opera House blog. The story begins: "One morning, very early, a man and a woman were standing, arm-in-arm, in London’s Covent Garden. The man turned to the woman and he sang…" Act One, Scene One has...