Tag: Twitter

A Music Video by Marvin Gaye’s Son Resurfaced On Twitter and… WTF Is Going On?

Marvin Gaye III – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Feat. D’Extra Wiley / MG3 Entertainment (YouTube) The late, great Marvin Gaye once sung that he “heard it through the grapevine.” Little did I know that I’d be expressing the same sentiment … about his son’s music video from 6 years ago. That’s right, […]

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Joe Biden’s Corn Pop Story Is a Parable About How White People See Us

Photo: Sean Raeford (Getty Images) The first time I visited Baltimore, I was covering the uprisings after the death of Freddie Gray. To discover more about the turmoil in the city, I met with local residents who explained their contentious relationship with police. I researched the poverty and housing crisis that enveloped the city. I […]

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Ben Shapiro Is Being Mocked For Demanding Descriptions Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Gentalia

Ben Shapiro used to be more or less exclusively known by the far-right commentariat, but in the last couple years, he crossed over into the mainstream — not as someone who can reach across the aisle with unifying thinking but as a reliable punching bag, someone whose relentless outside-the-box hot takes are always ripe for […]

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Sean Spicer Made His ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Debut And Everyone Thinks It’s Totally Fine (Not Really)

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who served in the position until his resignation in July of 2017, has been keeping busy. While much of his post-Trump administration work has included a controversial appearance at the 2017 Emmy Awards, numerous speaking engagements and television appearances, a book deal, and other accolades, at least a […]

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There Is No Tech Backlash

It’s fun, and increasingly fashionable, to complain about technology. Our own devices distract us, others’ devices spy on us, social media companies poison public discourse, new wired objects violate our privacy, and all of this contributes to a general sense of runaway change careening beyond our control. No wonder there’s a tech backlash. But, really, […]

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Trump And Ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton Are Fighting On Twitter And Everyone Has Jokes

Midday on Tuesday, President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that he had asked for the resignation of John Bolton, his current national security adviser. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” he wrote in a tweet. “I asked John for his resignation, which was given […]

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Former CIA Spy Valerie Plame Released A Campaign Ad Everyone Thinks Looks Like An Action Movie Trailer

Monday was a day of throwbacks to recent decades past, from word of a Face/Off reboot to news that near-Dick Cheney successor Sarah Palin is being dumped by her husband. Speaking of Cheney, Valerie Plame — the CIA spy notoriously outed by the former vice president’s team as petty retaliation against her husband for a […]

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Everyone Is Confused By The ‘Face/Off’ Reboot News, But They’ve Also Got Casting Ideas

From the heavily meta BH90210 to the upcoming Mortal Kombat, all kinds of properties are being rebooted, remake or “revived” thanks to the ongoing nostalgia boom. Some of these titles, like Netflix’s Fuller House series, have already began making their final bows. But that doesn’t mean that more is on the way, and sure enough, […]

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Trump Insults Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and They Fire Back

President Trump called the model Chrissy Teigen “filthy mouthed” and the musician John Legend “boring” in tweets on Sunday night that trumpeted the president’s achievements in criminal justice reform, prompting them to fire back. Mr. Legend called on the first lady to intervene, and Ms. Teigen used vulgarities. The couple, who are married, are both […]

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The Online Abuse of Black Women Persists, and It Needs to Be Checked

Photo: Dominic Lipinski (Pool/Getty Images) It can be tempting to think that social media is a veneer providing some level of protection from problematic face-to-face interactions. But on a platform known to constantly spew hostility and hatred towards black women and women of color, it is anything but. From research and analysis, we know Twitter […]

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Full-Time Petty: Nicki Minaj Announces She’s Retiring and Starting a Family

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Bye-bye, Barbie? On Thursday afternoon, apropos of absolutely nothing (as these things go), Nicki Minaj announced her retirement from rap (we think). “I’ve decided to retire & have my family,” Minaj wrote on Twitter. “I know you guys are happy,” she added, a line presumably directed at her haters (Cardi? […]

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Hackers Hit Twitter C.E.O. Jack Dorsey in a ‘SIM Swap.’ You’re at Risk, Too.

SAN FRANCISCO — When hackers took over the Twitter account of Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, last week, they used an increasingly common and hard-to-stop technique that can give them complete access to a wide array of the most sensitive digital accounts, including social media, email and financial accounts. Called SIM swapping, it allows hackers […]

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Jacob Wohl Has Been Formally Charged With A Felony, Shocking People On Twitter

NBC / YouTube It’s been a while since we heard from Jacob Wohl, the clumsy Inspector Closeau of pro-Trump pranksters. And with good reason: Back in February the young professional troll was permanently banned on Twitter after he bragged — to a journalist, at USA Today — that he was planning on creating fake social […]

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Our Extremely Normal President May Have Altered A Hurricane Map With A Sharpie To Remain ‘Correct’

Getty Image On the heels of his incredibly important Twitter feud with actress Debra Messing during a series of national crises, President Donald Trump turned his attention back to Hurricane Dorian, the Category 2 storm that devastated the Bahamas and is currently threatening the east coast. He did so by hosting a brief information session […]

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Meghan McCain Told Her ‘The View’ Co-Hosts ‘I’m Not Living Without Guns’

YouTube / ABC The mass shooting in Texas over the Labor Day weekend — which is not to be confused with the mass shooting in El Paso a mere month prior — has again left the nation shocked. The killing of seven during a rampage, using guns purchased without background checks, has once again reignited […]

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