Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Mattand  Mon, May 7, 2012 1:05:14pm
Charles, thanks for allowing me a moment to respond to this confusing post, to make sure no one misunderstood anything. The facts as I described them in the digital show were how an executive from twitter described the back-and-forth. I specifically avoided the details, as well as the charges and countercharges about conspiracies and such, and just went into the events broadly, as they were described to me. Thanks!

There's absolutely nothing confusing about STLActivist's post. Tapper's response kinda sounds like an admission that he barely understands what's going, and that he did almost no research. Not really sure this makes him look better.

2 surlymarv  Mon, May 7, 2012 1:26:14pm

re: #1 mattand

My thoughts exactly. He's saying, "I didn't feel like doing any real reporting on this story so I just summarized what some guy told me."

3 STLActivist  Mon, May 7, 2012 1:55:41pm

Agree with both #1 and #2. Also, the problem isn't what Twitter told him. The problem is understanding the context of the original story, which was unequivocally a claim by right-wingers that the suspension resulted from an orchestrated campaign to silence conservatives on Twitter. By ignoring that context, and claiming that Chris Loesch was suspended by "liberals" who "abused the system," Tapper played directly into the right-wing narrative. If you doubt it, all you need to do is observe all of the original right-wingers who pushed the conspiracy theory enthusiastically retweeting Tapper's post. By the way, wouldn't it be nice if Tapper stated exactly what the question was that prompted the response from Twitter's spokesperson?

4 Charles Johnson  Mon, May 7, 2012 2:07:04pm

Check this out - a deliberate misreading of the first sentence:

5 Randall Gross  Mon, May 7, 2012 2:37:06pm

Thanks for the updates, and I still follow @jaketapper because even though though we don't always agree, Jake's broken some important stories over the years.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
The Laowa 24mm F/14 2x Macro Lens Is Super Weird I'd say just use it indoors or on private property. Unless you want to look like an open carry gun guy. Interesting concept for certain kinds of images. Just maybe not near a Presidential motorcade. Venus Optics are quickly ...
Great White Snark
19 hours, 29 minutes ago
Views: 168 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Pharma Company Boosts the Price of an Old Acne Cream 3,900% The greedy, price-hiking ways of Turing, Mylan, Valent, and countless others are breaking out like blemishes across the face of the pharmaceutical industry. So it may come as no surprise that a simple acne cream, called Aloquin, saw its ...
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 429 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 81 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Punishing Doubt [Cc] patreon.comAn examination of the religious condemnation of doubt.--Alex Gibney'Mea Maxima Culpa - Silence in the House of God'HBO--Alexander Bede Walsh abuse casebbc.co.uk--Os Guinness'God in the Dark: The Assurance of Faith Beyond a Shadow of Doubt'Crossway Books.--Abul Ala Maududi [Sayyid ...
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 229 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Flock of Dimes (Feat. Thor & Friends) Perform ‘Semaphore’ Flock of Dimes and Thor & Friends collaborate to perform songs from Flock of Dimes If You See Me, Say Yes at Thor Harris's house in Austin, TX ------SUBSCRIBE to pitchfork.tv: bit.ly------FOLLOW pitchfork.tv on Twitter: bit.ly------ For more videos ...
Thanos
1 day, 14 hours ago
Views: 196 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Great Mashup of Bob Marley, Talking Heads, Frank Zappa - Umphrey’s McGee: “Life During Exodus”From the mashup album ZONKEY, UM's latest concoction. "Life During Wartime" (Talking Heads) + "Exodus" (Bob Marley) + "City of Tiny Lites" (Frank Zappa) + ​"​25 or 6 to 4" (Chicago​)​​. More details & pre-order: bit.ly
teleskiguy
1 day, 14 hours ago
Views: 235 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Charlotte Protesters Take a Knee Outside Panthers’ Stadium During Anthem As the Star-Spangled Banner played and police in riot-gear looked on, a sea of people took a knee outside of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Sunday. Activists were demonstrating at and boycotting Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina ...
Thanos
1 day, 16 hours ago
Views: 253 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
Twitter May Soon Get Formal Bid, Suitors Said to Include Salesforce and Google Should Twitter be sold? Neil Doshi, Mizuho, managing director & research analyst, discusses his take on Twitter being close to a sale, if there could be a potential bidding war and antitrust concerns. The sources said the company has ...
Thanos
1 day, 17 hours ago
Views: 215 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Poldark Season 2For those who are interested the second season of Poldark starts this evening. Please check your local PBS station for times. whyy.org
PhillyPretzel
1 day, 19 hours ago
Views: 329 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Why Successful Women Terrify UsFrom April 2012. Think. Who is the scariest woman you can conjure? Does she have snakes writhing from her head? Razor eyes and sharpened teeth? Or is she in practical pumps and a power suit? For the Financial Times’ Lucy ...
Birth Control Works
1 day, 19 hours ago
Views: 518 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
A Federal Court Ruled That Employers Can Fire People Just for Having Dreadlocks. The case centers on Chastity Jones, a black woman who accepted a job at a Mobile, Alabama, insurance claims processing company in 2010. The company, Catastrophe Management Solutions, required its employees to project “a professional and businesslike image”; Jones ...
Thanos
2 days ago
Views: 1,444 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 30 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2