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  • Yankees' Sonny Gray denies being racist after controversial 2012 tweet found

    08/01/2018 3:59:23 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | August 1, 2018 | Randy Miller
    NEW YORK -- As Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray was having yet another terrible outing Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium and then laughing about it as he was pulled in the third inning with his club down six runs, an ugly part of his past was discovered on his @sonnygray2 Twitter account. One of his tweets from 2012 paints the right-hander as a racist. Judge for yourself:
  • Why I exposed baseball’s hateful tweeters

    07/31/2018 3:39:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2018 | Associated Press
    A pair of Twitter users whose posts exposing offensive tweets by baseball players went viral over the weekend say their aim was not malicious but to give fans a fuller picture of whom they’re cheering for, and to expose the sport’s “toxic” culture. In exclusive interviews with The Associated Press, both users said they weren’t looking for the years-old tweets from Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader or Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb, but when the posts came across their timelines, they felt obligated to share them.
  • Shadow Banning Is Twitter’s Revenge On Trump

    07/31/2018 10:33:48 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-31-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Twitter, like its Facebook cousin, now claims to have “fixed” the “error” involving the failure of prominent conservatives such as Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to not appear in Twitter’s search box and denies it engages in the practice known as “shadow banning”: Twitter has denied shadowbanning, saying that the apparent suppression of autocomplete search suggestions for Republican congressman Matt Gaetz is an “error.”A Twitter spokeswoman denied shadowbanning exists, and told Breitbart News that the issue with Matt Gaetz’s search results is being fixed: As we have said before, we do not shadowban. We are aware that some accounts are not...
  • Imtweetment: New York Times Reports Mueller Investigating Trump Tweets for Obstruction of Justice

    07/27/2018 4:04:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 27, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    When the emails of Hillary Clinton are under subpoena yet they end up deleted along with the computers destroyed that is somehow not obstruction of justice. In stark contrast when President Donald Trump tweets that does constitute obstruction of justice for a crime that has not even been charged.  Such is the absurd extent Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of intrepid investigators, who have been unable to find any actual crime to charge the President with, have descended. The result is the high comedy of trying to mind massage Trump's very public tweets into somehow representing obstruction of justice leading to the liberal...
  • Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry

    07/26/2018 9:42:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07/26/18 | By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself. Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter. Several of the remarks came as Mr. Trump was also privately pressuring the men — both key witnesses...
  • Disney Cuts Ties With 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Filmmaker James Gunn Over Tweets About Pedophilia

    07/20/2018 12:53:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/20/18 | Brian Flood
    Disney has severed ties with “Guardians of the Galaxy” filmmaker James Gunn, who deleted his Twitter account on Friday and addressed old tweets in which he joked about topics including pedophilia and rape. Gunn's past tweets were dug up on Thursday by critics who oppose his political beliefs. The filmmaker is an outspoken liberal who often criticizes President Trump. One of the now-deleted tweets said, “I like when little boys touch me in my silly place.” Another message read: “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being...
  • Forget Your Phone? New Machine Prints Tweets In Your Beer

    06/14/2018 1:57:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/14/2018
    Norrlands Guld and its ad agency Ĺkestam Host say the 2014 World Cup was the most-tweeted event ever, with 672 million posts on Twitter throughout the sporting event, so “The Social Beer” is an effort to harness the power of the 2018 Cup. Don’t look for the machine in the U.S. The foamy tweets will only be able at a few Swedish bars during the World Cup.
  • WH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report

    05/21/2018 8:45:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/18 | Brett Samuels
    White House staffers who sometimes compose President Trump’s tweets intentionally include grammatical errors to mirror the president’s style, The Boston Globe reported Monday. The Globe, citing two people familiar with the process, reported that staffers will use hallmarks of Trump’s own manner of tweeting, such as unnecessarily capitalized words and fragmented sentences. Staff members reportedly do not intentionally misspell words or names. It is generally known that Trump does not write all of his own tweets. The Globe reported that when Trump isn’t tweeting about a topic himself, aides will provide the president with a few sample tweets they could...
  • Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Going Rogue (George Conway)

    03/27/2018 9:27:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 77 replies
    HuffPost ^ | March 27, 2018 | Ashley Feinberg
    George Conway, husband of presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway and onetime candidate to be U.S. solicitor general, has historically not been a very active Twitter user. He joined the site over six years ago and has since sent just a few more than 500 tweets, including retweets. About 200 of those 500 tweets, though, have come this month — and of those, nearly half were written with the express purpose of castigating his wife’s boss, President Donald Trump. Something has gotten into Conway, who most famously worked for Paula Jones in her lawsuit against Bill Clinton. The corporate lawyer tweeted not...
  • Trump: 'Mueller probe should never have been started'

    03/17/2018 7:00:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 165 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17th, 2018 | By Max Greenwood
    President Trump asserted on Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia should never have been opened in the first place. "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime," Trump wrote on Twitter. "It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!" The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was...
  • Samantha Power delivers ominous message to Trump: 'Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan'

    03/17/2018 5:24:41 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 235 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2018 | Kimberly Leonard
    Samantha Power delivers ominous message to Trump: 'Not a good idea to piss off John Brennan' Samantha Power, who was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Barack Obama, warned President Trump on Saturday that it was "not a good idea to piss off John Brennan" after the former CIA director told him in a tweet that America would "triumph over you." MOTE AT LINK:
  • Trump reveals Fake News Awards winners, website promptly crashes

    01/17/2018 5:43:00 PM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    EW ^ | January 17, 2018
    Donald Trump has revealed his frequently touted Fake News Awards winners on Wednesday night — and the GOP’s website with the list promptly crashed.
  • Turkey’s Stalinist prosecution of journalists for tweets and blogs

    12/29/2017 7:46:12 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 27 | Editorial Board
    THESE ARE dark days for journalists in Turkey, now the leader among governments that imprison news-gatherers. In one week alone, nearly 70 journalists were on trial on false accusations of supporting terrorism. Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic alliance, and not all that long ago a boisterous democracy, has fallen into the grip of dictatorship. The theater of the absurd is in full season.
  • The many “victims” of the president’s tweets

    12/29/2017 1:16:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    During the relatively dead news cycle between Christmas and New Years, most media outlets choose to burn up some space with retrospectives on the year that’s ending. Politico is no exception, and one of their features this week was dedicated to people who had found themselves engaged in Twitter feuds with the President, with an eye toward how well they had “survived” the encounter. They chose to highlight Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski, Kathy Griffin, Alan Dershowitz, John Podesta and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Rather than a series of survivor stories, most of these (with one notable exception) seem...
  • FBI Agents Fire Back at Trump: Saying we're not dedicated is 'simply false'

    12/03/2017 6:40:53 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/03/17 | Hunter Blair
    The head of FBI Agents Association (FBIAA) fired back at President Trump’s comments against the bureau on Sunday, saying any suggestion that agents aren’t dedicated to their jobs “is simply false.” “Every day, FBI Special Agents put their lives on the line to protect the American public from national security and criminal threats. Agents perform these duties with unwavering integrity and professionalism and a focus on complying with the law and the Constitution,” FBIAA head Thomas O’Connor said in a statement. ”This is why the FBI continues to be the premier law enforcement agency in the world. FBI Agents are...
  • The Latest: Senator foresees obstruction of justice case

    12/03/2017 11:12:02 AM PST · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Associated Press via Sacramento Bee ^ | December 3rd, 2017 | Unattributed
    WASHINGTON-The Latest on the removal of a veteran FBI agent from the special counsel's investigative team (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the panel is starting to see "the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice" against President Donald Trump. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press," California Democrat Dianne Feinstein said the evidence is coming partly from "the continual tweets" from the White House. Trump is focusing renewed attacks on the FBI, and on the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, two days after ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn...
  • I Love Being Hated

    11/09/2017 6:12:16 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-9-17 | MOTUS
    I haven’t been a Hannity watcher in years but I’ve checked in intermittently this week to see if there was any ‘tock’ to his ‘tick tock’ tweet. Unless I missed something it seems another case of  Sean’s breathless over-hyping. So yesterday while skipping through the DVR I caught one of Sean’s panels with Doug Schoen, Lanny Davis and Tezlyn Figaro (a Bernie Bro). I don’t know what they were discussing because the entire segment consisted of at least 2 and usually 3 people talking at once, as usual. What made this clip notable, via split screen technology, was that in...
  • Trump-Hating Celebrities Can’t Cope with the ‘Orange Nightmare’

    11/06/2017 11:43:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 6, 2017 | Goeffrey Dickens
    If there was a fancy Malibu rehab center for Trump Derangement Syndrome it would be jam packed with celebrities right now. Ten months into Trump’s first term Hollywood actors, directors, comedians and singers are STILL having trouble coping with life under President Trump. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell confessed her sick obsession: “I spend like pretty much 90 percent of my waking hours tweeting hatred” towards Trump. And for some celebs Trump became a literal nightmare they can’t wake up from. Actor Rob Reiner whined: “I’m in a nightmare that doesn’t ever stop,” and hippie-singer David Crosby wailed about the “orange nightmare...
  • Jourdan Rodrigue apologizes for offensive tweets (Left eats each other)

    10/05/2017 11:25:53 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | 10/5/17 | Michael David Smith
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton still hasn’t apologized to the reporter he addressed with a sexist comment on Wednesday, but now the reporter has apologized. Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue posted an apology on Twitter after three tweets she posted years ago were discovered by Black Sports Online.
  • Students Vote with Feet, Donors with Dollars

    08/08/2017 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 8, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When a Trinity College professor drew national outrage for his “Let them all ******* die” Facebook status update about white people, his college stood by its man. Not all students and donors were similarly inclined. "Donors have pulled back and incoming students have decided to go elsewhere in response to the firestorm that erupted from a professor's racially-charged Facebook posts, Trinity College’s president said Monday," Russell Blair wrote in The Hartford Courant on August 1, 2017. "Joanne Berger-Sweeney said 16 incoming students have withdrawn and past donors have chosen not to contribute to the school this year, resulting in about...