NEW: From emails revealing how Ole Miss officials coddled a donor who called Black students "African hookers," to the hunt for the #UMemails whistleblowers & @garrett_felber's firing, @MSFreePress now has an interactive timeline. See the emails yourself:…
With the #UMemails timeline, you can not only see the emails we examined for our initial report, but previously unreported ones.

After Ed Meek's offensive post, @garrett_felber & students pushed to rename the Meek School of Journalism for Ida B. Wells. 👇🏻…
In a 2019 email, a UM fundraising official said Provost Noel Wilkin opposed renaming the Meek School for a recently deceased donor and that "we need to reserve the name for someone who will contribute multiple millions."

(Ida B. Wells would not qualify).…
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31 Jan
For the first time since 2016, @SenatorWicker is tweeting concerns about "executive actions."

Trump signed EOs at a higher rate than Obama (55 per year vs 35), but Wicker tweeted about "executive actions" just once under Trump—praising him for a "religious liberty" order.
Similarly, @SenatorWicker has very different ideas about confirming Supreme Court justices in the fourth year of a president's term when the president is a Democrat vs. when a Republican is in office.
My bad, @SenatorWicker also tweeted twice about "executive orders" (not just "executive actions") in 2017.

March 6, 2017: "I strongly support @POTUS's rêvent executive order..."

March 28, 2017: "POTUS's executive great news...!"
Read 6 tweets
31 Jan
I hate the that Jeff Zucker moved @CNN's broadcasts out of Atlanta and to NYC. Nothing against NYC, but the US needs national news outlets based in the Deep South.

If more were, we'd have seen less white people safaris to Ohio treating Trump voters like mysterious mutants.
Obvs, it'd depend on leadership at the top of such an outlet that was devoted to truth-telling journalism.

But when most in nat'l news outlets live in DC/NYC, it isn't a surprise that we get 1000 stories trying to figure out Trump voters but very few on Biden/Hillary ones.
If you live in NYC/DC and you're a journalist, you're around liberals/Democrats all the time. And you're probably more sensitive to accusations of liberal bias. Thus, all the endlessly condescending Ohio Trump voter diner safaris for sympathetic "economic anxiety" stories.
Read 5 tweets
10 Jan
"I grew up in Austria. I'm very aware of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, a rampage against the Jews in 1938 by the Nazi equivalent of the Proud Boys.

Wednesday was the Day of Broken Glass Right here in the United the windows of the U.S. Capitol."
"I grew up in the ruins of a country that suffered the loss of its democracy. I was surrounded by broken men drinking away guilt over their participation in the most evil regime in history. Not all were rabid anti-Semites Nazis. Many just went along, step-by-step, down the road."
"My father would come home drunk once or twice a week and he would scream and hit us and scare my mother. I did not hold him responsible because our neighbor was doing the same to his family. And so was the next neighbor over. ... They pain for what they saw and did."
Read 6 tweets
10 Jan
While insurrections were storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, Mississippi State Rep. Dana Criswell posed with protesters at the MS Capitol.

They want a vote to bring back MS's old Confederate-themed state flag. This protester carried a full-blown Confederate flag to demonstrate.
While supporters of Mississippi's now defunct flag hope to get it on the ballot, that will almost certainly fail.

Mississippians voted 73%-27% to adopt the flag below on Nov. 3.

On Jan. 6, the MS House (incl Rep. Criswell) voted to adopt it 118-1; the Senate adopted it 43-7.
So while some (and I mean just a handful) of Mississippi Republicans will still post photos posing with Confederate flag supporters to boost cred with that constituency, only 8/174 members of the Legislature are now willing to oppose the majority 2-1 preference for a new flag.
Read 4 tweets
10 Jan
The email lady was saying this almost 5 years ago while CNN was still both-sidesing everything and entertaining the idea that @HillaryClinton was a criminal while ogling Trump like a new cash cow.
Really, CNN, we didn't need a deadly armed insurrection in the halls of Congress to know Trump was dangerous.

All you had to do was take the first woman nominated by a major party to be president seriously when it mattered.
It's almost like we pay a price when we don't listen to smart women.
Read 4 tweets
9 Jan
A Nevada GOP Chairman sent this BONKERS letter to Republican voters:

"Let me be clear: Trump will be president for another four years. Biden will not be president. Yes, I know those are shocking words in these crazy days."

Next, he accuses Pence & the Cabinet of treason.👇🏻1/ ImageImage
Next, like a cherry-picking preacher twisting God's words, the GOP chairman says this:

"Go back and listen to the videos all the way through. At no point does Trump even mention Biden’s name. At no point does he say he concedes. ..." 2/ 👇🏻 Image
Nye GOP Chair: "(Trump) does say that there will be a peaceful transition to a new admin & he does say this is only the beginning."

"Indeed, we will have a new admin made up of a new VICE PRESIDENT and CABINET as the current ones have all made their TREASON complete." 3/ 👇🏻 Image
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