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Russians Promoted GOP Shutdown Talking Points on Twitter

“The White House branded the federal budget impasse… as the ‘Schumer Shutdown’ in its attempt to pin the blame on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). … But it wasn’t just Republicans using that phrase during the weekend government shutdown. Independent analysts said Twitter accounts linked to Russia have spread the same message.”

Los Angeles Times

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Twitter Co-Founder Apologizes for Trump

“It’s a very bad thing, Twitter’s role in that. If it’s true that he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter, then yeah, I’m sorry.”

— Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, quoted by the New York Times, on Donald Trump’s claim he wouldn’t be president if it weren’t for Twitter.

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Donald Brags about His IQ – But If He’s So Smart, Why Can’t He Spell?

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Conway Retweets White Nationalist

I don’t know who had access to my account … I denounce whoever it is. It will be immediately deleted. Everybody makes mistakes.

— Kellyanne Conway, quoted by BuzzFeed, after she retweeted a white nationalist on Twitter.

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A 20-Question Quiz for the Media

1680283We live in an era where the very foundations of journalism are increasingly under attack, where “fake news” is ascendent and the intellect and attention span of the public is on the decline.

In response, the editors of Pensito Review, in consultation with researchers at the Moscow Center for Media Studies, have crafted this 20-question quiz to help journalists clarify their mission and find their place in the cosmos during the current Trump administration.

1. Are you feeling depressed, demoralized, disgusted, disenfranchised or simply dissed by the state of the news media and its public perception today? (select one)

  • One of them
  • Two of them
  • Three of them
  • All of them
  • None of them

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#ThanksObama — We Will Always Be Grateful for Your Service

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We’re going to be feeling the feels on Inauguration Day — fear, sadness, disgust. We hope 44 is right, and our country is strong enough to withstand the next four years intact as a democracy. In the meantime, let’s make #ThanksObama a trending topic on the Twitter. If you tweet, go forward and let @BarackObama know you were glad he and his family made it through the past two terms and add what you’d like to thank him for the most.

Photo via Whitehouse.gov.

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Hey GOP — Trump Is Not Your Ally

The populist fury of the Trumpentariat isn’t reserved for liberals alone; more and more, it will be focused on Republicans who fail to toe the line when He issues his commands and diktats. The rage monster machine of Fox News, talk radio and Trump-centric social media needs something to feed on, and if House Republicans think Trump and his media allies won’t sacrifice them for their own satisfaction and ratings, they’re not paying attention.

Rick Wilson

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Woman Goes off on Donald on Twitter – Speaks for Millions

“Saturday Night Live” parodied Donald’s irresistible urge to send tweets — and he took the bait. Afterwards Danielle Muscato laid into him with a Twitter rant in which she spoke for millions. Please help make sure her tweets go viral.

First, here’s Donald’s response to the SNL skit:

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President-Elect Trump’s First Tweet

The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.

— Donald Trump, in his first tweet as president-elect.

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Obama: If Trump Can’t Handle Twitter, He Can’t Handle Nukes

Apparently his campaign has taken his Twitter. In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self control, they said we’re just gonna take away your Twitter. Now, if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle the nuclear codes.

— President Obama, quoted by Politico, about Donald Trump.