This year has been tough on everybody, but perhaps none have suffered as much as our most cherished and most vulnerable class of Americans: journalists. So far in 2020, journos have endured the pandemic and the mostly peaceful rioting and the cancellation of their favorite Netflix shows. They’ve persevered through torments most of us can’t even imagine. And through it all, one thought has kept them from plunging into the depths of despair. One shining dream: Removing Donald Trump from office.
Now they’re on the brink of achieving that dream — “Yay, 264 electoral votes for Biden! Just six more to go! Even though we just got done screaming that the Electoral College is evil and racist!” — but they still can’t celebrate. The finish line is right in front of them, but they still haven’t dragged Joe’s rapidly decomposing carcass across it.
This tension is, to put it in layman’s terms, driving these freaks completely bat$#!+. If you thought the libs were crazy as Hell before this week, and they were, now they’re frantically digging a hole in Hell’s basement.
Here, just look at this cry for help. Emily Dreyfuss, New York Times:
In the morning hours of Oct. 30, as most of the country slept, President Trump was binge tweeting again.
At 2:32 a.m., he told his 87.3 million Twitter followers: “Way ahead in Texas! Watch the Great Red Wave!”
Minutes later, he tweeted the hashtag #BidenCrimeFamiily, with a typo in the word “family.” That was it. No context, no link…
#BidenCrimeFamily, and the typo, is a crash course in how to rally supporters around a conspiracy theory — while neutering the attempts of social media companies to stop it…
And Mr. Trump’s typo? It was surely not accidental. That extra “i” circumvented Twitter’s efforts to hide the hashtag in search results. Called #typosquatting, this tactic is often used by trolls and media manipulators to get around the rules of social media platforms.
Here’s the offending missive:
That’s it. That’s the tweet.
Ahh, but two can play at the game!
Given their initial dismissive articles on Hitler’s anti-Semitism, and their early embrace of one-time Hitler partner Joseph Stalin, it’s now obvious that when it comes to being crypto-National Socialists, the Gray Lady has really been playing the long game to own conservatives.
h/t Ed Driscoll