1/ DEEEEP DIVE: How QAnon infiltrated the @GOP, leaving many Republicans leaders with a brutal choice:

1) Reject it & alienate supporters who also ♥️ Q
2) Flirt for political gain w/ a bonkers conspiracy theory about Satan-loving, child-trafficking Dems businessinsider.com/how-qanon-infi…
2/ Our investigation took weeks to report/write & published as social media cos have effectively declared war against Q.

Reporter @eliza_relman spearheaded the piece, w/ reporting from @elvina_nawaguna @KaylaEpstein @tomlobianco @angelareplica & yrs trly businessinsider.com/how-qanon-infi…
3/ If you don't read even one of our QAnon story's 4,000+ words, come for the interactive graphic that'll blow your mind. businessinsider.com/how-qanon-infi…
4/ And major h/t to @johnjcook and @dsamuelsohn for editing and steering this piece.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Dave Levinthal

Dave Levinthal Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @davelevinthal

15 Oct
1/ "Abandoned in America" published 2 years ago this week. Been thinking about the people my colleagues and I met, all of whom shared endless frustration w/ a government they felt didn't care about them. All before COVID-19, all before the economy crashed. apps.publicintegrity.org/abandoned-in-a…
2/ In all, @publicintegrity's "Abandoned in America" spanned six stories, dozens of photos/videos and more than 27,000 words. It began with this soaring narrative from @suhaunah, writing from the border of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Mexico. apps.publicintegrity.org/abandoned-in-a…
3/ In this record-breaking hurricane season, @abalcerzak's story from Robeson County, North Carolina, is particularly poignant. apps.publicintegrity.org/abandoned-in-a…
Read 7 tweets
21 Sep
1/ Big welcome to healthcare reporting sleuth @leonardkl, who today officially joined @BusinessInsider's new D.C. Bureau. businessinsider.com/author/kimberl…
2/ @leonardkl makes eight in the @BusinessInsider D.C. Bureau, which opened this spring. She joins @dsamuelsohn @elvina_nawaguna @tomlobianco @KaylaEpstein @rbravender @TinaSfon and yrs truly.
3/ The @BusinessInsider D.C. Bureau's mandate: produce original enterprise and investigative reporting that takes you inside the nation's biggest decisions, debates and fights. Like this, today, from @leonardkl: businessinsider.com/seema-verma-ru…
Read 8 tweets
19 Sep
“Today, we fight for her legacy.”

.@KamalaHarris fundraising this morning for the Biden campaign and @dscc, evoking the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Not long ago such political fundraising would’ve been considered churlish. We’re far past that, though. ImageImage
Fundraising message from @TheDemocrats-supporting @votevets. ImageImage
Read 23 tweets
16 Sep
1/ Investigative journalism is slow. It's tedious. There's no guarantee your efforts will ever pay off.

But sometimes, they do—big time. Three years ago, @sarahkleiner9 of @publicintegrity began investigating telemarketer Mark Gelvan. This happened today. publicintegrity.org/politics/veter…
2/ For months, @sarahkleiner9 contacted dozens of people, read thousands of documents and drove up and down the Eastern seaboard to piece this puzzle together. Few reporters I've worked with have ever worked so hard. Let Sarah herself tell you more:
3/ This piece, about a scam veterans charity that used the telemarketing firm in question, was part of @sarahkleiner9's investigation. It illustrates the human effects of huge amounts of money being siphoned away from needy veterans. publicintegrity.org/politics/veter…
Read 4 tweets
16 Sep
1/ Just wrapped up one of the most joyful, thoroughly rewarding and only occasionally maddening experiences of my time in journalism — being a member of the @dailyorange board of directors. (Thanks for this great article, @KJEdelman!) dailyorange.com/2020/09/decade…
2/ The @dailyorange also just got itself five new and absolutely awesome board members — @LATSeema, @MeredithGoldste, @StacyFernandezB, Dave Curtis and Stephen Dockery dailyorange.com/2020/09/meet-n…
3/ The @dailyorange — just like @propublica, @publicintegrity, @19thnews and @CalMatters — is a nonprofit news organization. It doesn't receive a cent from @SyracuseU or student fees. In this regard, it's rare among student news orgs. goodtorrent.net.dailyorange.com/about/
Read 6 tweets
15 Sep
SCOOPLET: Trump's campaign, Republican National Committee, @NRSC and other @GOP committees have together taken money from 80+ people representing themselves — potentially in violation of federal law — as QAnon employees and the like. businessinsider.com/qanon-donation…
We reached out several times to @TeamTrump, the @GOP and @NRSC to ask about these QAnon contributions. None of them returned @businessinsider's messages. businessinsider.com/qanon-donation…
** Top tweet says 80+ people, should say 80+ donations, as some individuals made multiple donations.
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!