Tag: Twitter

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Question of the Day: Trump’s Twitter Storm on Puerto Rico

 

President Donald Trump was roundly criticized this weekend for negative tweets about the situation in Puerto Rico. That quickly turned into criticism about the entire recovery operation. The Question of the Day: How do you judge President Trump’s handling of the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico?


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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. NFL, Hollywood, Match.com, and Cupcakes: No Fun for You!

 

I married into a Pittsburgh family. Not just any Pittsburgh family, but a die-hard Steeler family. Twenty years ago our wedding rehearsal dinner was held at a fancy restaurant atop Mt. Washington that looked into the old Three Rivers Stadium. The bright stadium lights were turned on in tribute to our eventual doomed marriage (we’re friends today … it’s all good).

In the mid-’90s, with no home team, I adopted the winningest football club in the NFL that brought us legends such as Green, Bradshaw, Harris, Swann, and Lambert. Today’s Steelers are continuing the tradition of winning with future Hall of Famers Roethlisberger, Bell, and Brown, among others. Living on the West Coast over the last two decades, the only option to see every Pittsburgh game was to invest in the Sunday Ticket package which costs a few hundred hard-earned ducats. My family doesn’t spend much at the movies, shell out for pay-per-view events, and thankfully outgrew video games, but DirectTV would get our perennial donation so we could watch the majesty that is Steelers football.

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According to knowyourmeme.com, the Streisand Effect occurs when attempts to censor information on the internet lead to even greater publicity and dissemination of said information on the internet. In a hilarious editorial condemning slapstick humor posted on CNN, Kara S. Alaimo (ah-LAME-oh) laments that President Trump’s latest controversial tweet makes America “a little less safe for women than it was before,” thereby […]

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The great Jonah Goldberg joins the podcast today to discuss:

  • Another day, another “Donald Trump Tweeted!” media freak out.
  • Are we witnessing the return of “Londonistan?”
  • A sports guy says “boobs” and stuff happens
  • And “Banned in Boston”—The city bans Christians from, as the kids say, “letting their freak flag fly”

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Nick Searcy on Hollywood, Racism, DACA, and Twitter Trolls

 

Nick SearcyNick Searcy has been seen in American film and television for almost 20 years, but working in Hollywood as an outspoken Conservative isn’t easy. In this episode of Whiskey Politics, Nick joins us to discuss how the Left has become the racist party of “a different form.” Nick also discusses how to engage liberal trolls online, the impact Andrew Breitbart’s death had on him, DACA, liberal Republicans being primaried in 2018, their Obamacare repeal promises, how the Left may be surprised in 2018 and 2020, and how to get your car keyed in tolerant Los Angeles.

Nick has starred in independent films as well as studio blockbuster hits, including Castaway, The Fugitive, Head of State, Runaway Jury, The Assassination of Richard Nixon, Fried Green Tomatoes, and most recently Moneyball. On television, Nick has been seen in many shows including “Justified,” “American Gothic,” “Criminal Minds,” “Chicago Hope,” and has guested on shows such as “The West Wing,” “Boston Legal,” and “CSI.”

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America serve up all crazy martinis today. They slam ESPN for hitting a new politically correct low by replacing the play-by-play announcer because his name is Robert Lee, a man of Asian heritage who has no connection whatsoever to the Confederate general. They also slam both President Trump and the media for making outlandish accusations about the other in public when both sides have plenty of legitimate fodder to use. And they dismiss Valerie Plame’s billion-dollar crowdfunding effort to buy Twitter and close Trump’s account as nothing more than a quick money grab.

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On August 1, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona released a book called Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle. The title is obviously taken from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic. But the subtitle gives you a better idea of what the book is about. The “destructive politics” of […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. A Progressive Asks a Clarifying Question

 

Friday’s adventures in Twitterland was consumed with President Trump’s decision to reverse the Obama Administration’s inclusion of transgender individuals serving in the military. One woman from California asked me the following:

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome Arizona Sen. John McCain back to Capitol Hill despite the grim diagnosis he received last week, and are happy that Republicans now have a full roster as the health care debate continues. They also bemoan President Trump’s continued use of Twitter to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions for being “weak” in failing to investigate Hillary Clinton over her emails and alleged collusion with Ukraine during the 2016 campaign. And they analyze a surprising new Michigan poll showing rock star Kid Rock leading incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start the week off with three crazy martinis, beginning with the Secret Service disputing a Trump lawyer’s claim that it vetted the people who met with Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016. They also scold both Jane Sanders and Kellyanne Conway for asserting – in separate situations – that harsh criticism of them is a result of their gender. And they sigh as Ann Coulter unloads on Delta Airlines in a Twitter rant after having her seat assignment changed.

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A few days ago Fox News finished conducting a poll, of roughly 1,000 registered voters, via phone calls and found that a strong majority of Americans do not find Trump’s tweets to be helping his agenda. In fact 71% thought it hurts his agenda, while only 17% think it helps. The poll also found that only 13% […]

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Ian Tuttle of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America celebrate the House passing “Kate’s Law” and agreeing to further crackdowns on sanctuary cities. They also discuss the dismal financial prospects of Illinois, which has racked up massive amounts of debt and that additional tax increases cannot solve despite the insistence of Democrats. And they contemplate the partisan fallout if Twitter releases a “fake news” button for its site. Finally, they extol the genius of America as they prepare to celebrate Independence Day and the Three Martini Lunch pauses until July 5.

David French of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud new developments in the Middle East as ISIS loses its grip on Mosul and its defeat appears increasingly likely. They condemn the appalling Charlie Gard decision in which a London court decided that a terminally ill child will be removed from life support — against the wishes of his parents — and reflect on the implications of single-payer healthcare. They criticize President Trump’s latest Twitter barrage against Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, claiming Trump’s language debases the culture. Plus, a follow-up revelation in the McEnroe-Williams tennis controversy.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Bret Stephens “Forswears” Twitter for All the Wrong Reasons

 

Bret Stephens doesn’t like Twitter, so he decided that you shouldn’t either.

His reasoning is lax, but the New York Times columnist blames the social media platform for “pornifying” politics. “Twitter is the political pornography of our time,” Stephens claims, “revealing but distorting, exciting but dulling, debasing to its users, and, well, ejaculatory. It’s bad for the soul and, as Donald Trump proves daily, bad for the country.”

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. In Response to Dennis Prager: Yes, the Tweets Matter

 

I need to take issue with something @dennisprager said in his recent appearance on the Ricochet flagship podcast. He was there as part of the larger conversation around his recent National Review piece about why conservatives continue to attack the President. At 44:48, Prager spoke of his puzzlement about why conservatives fixate on what the President says. Specifically, the President’s tweets. Prager said, “I don’t give a hoot what he tweets,” and explained that it matters what he does, not what he Tweets.

Okay, so here’s the problem with that: We can’t just ignore Donald Trump’s tweets. They matter because each tweet is a public statement by the President of the United States. What he tweets cannot be separated from what he does because public statements are part of what a President does. This isn’t something overheard at a cocktail party or caught on a hot mic, these are public statements the President makes under his own name.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud British Prime Minister Theresa May for a much tougher statement following the London Bridge terrorism attack, while acknowledging the difficult free speech debate that is sure to follow. They also contemplate terror suspect profiling after one attacker appeared in the documentary “The Jihadis Next Door” and attempted to radicalize children in a local park, yet police let him go after questioning. And they express frustration over President’s Trump’s latest Twitter tirade over his travel ban.

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This morning’s trending topics on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe someone needs to unmask who runs social media. Read More View Post

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Fancying himself a regular Donald Trump, Senator Bernie Sanders (@berniesanders) is taking his message straight to the people through Twitter. However, most of Bernie Sanders’ tweets are so simplistic, uneducated, or hypocritical (or all three at once) that they can be refuted in less than 140 characters. Here are a few examples:   Read More View […]

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