Instead of calling a spade a spade, let's all use meaningless terms like "Technological fragmentation" and "siloed fan-servicing media practices"
Aug 27, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
I’m taking a break from Twitter for a couple of days. Even the most benign tweets - im sure even this one! - result in rage and insults. I engage here a *lot* bc I think it’s important for journalists to do so - to show that they are real people with real thoughts. But...
...im not sure how to strike a balance. This website is a way for me to talk to ppl who otherwise wouldn’t reach out. It’s a way to keep up with news from parts of the country im not in. But it’s not real life. And the daily contest to see who can be most outraged is exhausting.
Aug 26, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Me: Man, I'm behind and tomorrow is really going to be a hectic day. I should spend the evening getting ahead.
Also me: I have these potatoes. Gnocchi can't be that hard to make right.
Aug 21, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
It’s great how I tweeted that a common plot point in movies is tired and men crawled out of the woodwork to remind me that movies are fictional which is something I never knew I guess
And like it’s totally weird that that one high profile example of a woman sleeping with her source you know of out of thousands of currently employed lady journalists invalidates my whole point I mean math is wild
Aug 20, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
I welcome any producer wanting to depict a female journalist to spend some time with a real one. Maybe then America would realize female journalists are generally not egomaniacs teetering on the brink of a breakdown and sleeping with all of their sources. theatlantic.com/entertainment/…
Come on down! Pull up a seat next to my cubicle! Have some of my beef jerky and watch me call seven dozen election administrators — none of whom I am sleeping with — while wearing entirely normal clothing and drinking club soda instead of straight vodka.
Aug 20, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I’m just baffled as to 1) why she believes reporters are unable to protect victims, which we do every day and 2) why she believes a public event that admins *anyone* and that anyone could have posted anything on social media from protects the identity of victims.
One time a social services agency sent me a child's entire file, and the person had redacted it using a blue pen she'd just scribbled out black ink with. Then she scanned it in full color and sent it to me. Was I just supposed to ignore that the text was completely visible?
Aug 14, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
The florida voter roll is a CSV file and if you needed a "data expert" to figure this out, I am happy to send you video tutorials I use in my classes for beginning Excel.
Like Kansas law does not bar a Secretary of State from overseeing his own recount, it does not bar an elected official from using his own office staff (or even his physical office!) for his campaign
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
*AHEM* A story, in multiple parts, about @WestElm. Last year, I ordered an Adult Couch. It arrived broken. It took them two months to give me a new one, which was fine, bc it was good enough and I wanted an Adult Chair, which could be delivered at the same time as the new couch.
The very last day in the delivery window comes and goes. No word from West Elm. I call multiple times. Finally, delivery scheduled. Delivery day comes. I stay home from work. No furniture arrives. I call. They have forgotten to put it on the truck.
Aug 7, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Three wealthy Mar-a-Lago members (who are *not government employees*) are issuing guidance at the VA, which VA workers treat like commands. Stunning, insane piece from @iarnsdorf. propublica.org/article/ike-pe…
THIS STORY KEEPS GETTING CRAZIER. THEY RECOMMENDED AND MET WITH SHULKIN.
Aug 7, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
A gather a troll has won the Bachelorette and tbh this was a predictable conclusion to this season of America.
NEXT: Undercover Antifa organizer climbs his way to the top of American Ninja Warrior.
Aug 3, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
My sister, who teaches 2nd grade, has made this little sign for her classroom above a mirror and tbh I think we all should copy it.
She also has a little jar of Hershey's kisses she's labeled "kiss your brain" for treats when students do really well and I would also like this to be a thing for adults
Aug 1, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
1/7 From me, @HunterMw, @BryanLowry3, @BlakePater: Kobach prides himself as a defender of hardline immigration ordinances. He said the ACLU would lose, & he'd win. The towns spent $9.5m & aren’t enforcing their laws. Kobach, meanwhile, rocketed to fame. propublica.org/article/kris-k…2/ That’s a lot of bylines, but that’s bc this was a ton of work. We traveled to 2 of the towns, sent more than 30 records requests, did dozens of interviews - all to answer a lot of qs. How much did Kobach make? How much did the towns spend? What impact did his work have?
Jul 26, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
This article contains so much false, conflated information that it is stunning this got past editors. This is *dangerous* in its implications, none of which are supported by facts.
Take a look at the responses to this thread for endless justifications from people not paying for journalism but somehow demanding quality journalism anyway. I am tired of this. I am tired of journalists around the country working their asses off and folks thinking that is free.
Jun 27, 2018 • 15 tweets • 6 min read
1/15 Some highlights from the surprise decision out today on Commissioner Matt Dunlap’s lawsuit against the now-defunct voter fraud commission. First, he won on the main issue: He must be given the documents he asked for by July 18th. 2/ Moments ago, Dunlap told me he feels vindicated. “You can’t help but feel you were the guy that pulled the sword out of the stone in a moment like this,” he said, adding he kept piles of postcards thanking him for standing up the commission. Said this is a win for the country.
Jun 25, 2018 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
This is remarkably incorrect, irresponsible journalism from @RoScarborough at @WashTimes. The same numbers from Richman he cites here were rebuked as statistically inaccurate and misleading in the same court case he writes about, but he doesn't mention it washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jun/…
He also says that critics disputed Richman's studies by "saying their analysis showed 'zero' noncitizens voted." That's false. They said that Richman's estimates were not statistically distinct from zero.
Apr 18, 2018 • 31 tweets • 10 min read
BREAKING: Kansas Secretary of State has been held in contempt of court.
I am going through the order now, but here it is for your convenience: documentcloud.org/documents/4440…
Apr 12, 2018 • 18 tweets • 9 min read
1/17 Breaking: A former member of Trump’s voter fraud commission, J. Christian Adams, is being sued for defamation and voter intimidation. His organization, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), is also named. Filing, from @scsj: documentcloud.org/documents/4436…2/ In ‘16 and ‘17 PILF released reports called Alien Invasion I & II that claimed that 5,500 non-citizens had attempted to illegally register to vote in VA. They included the registration forms of 100s of people w names, phone #s, addresses, who they said fell into this group.
Mar 29, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Small reminder that when she was a college student Laura Ingraham sent a student reporter under cover to out people at Dartmouth. thedartmouth.com/article/1997/0…
More than 12 years later, in a piece in the Washington Post, Ingraham would say that they only printed names of students whose sexuality was known. Either way: She sent a reporter under cover to a meeting of gay students and printed everything they said in the paper.