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Apr 2 4 tweets 1 min read
oils companies AREN’T INTERESTED IN MORE DRILLING BC THEY’RE SPENDING RECORD PROFITS BUYING BACK STOCKS FROM SHAREHOLDERS

same days I marvel at stupidity of NYT **they’re all on the record saying they don’t want to spend $$$ on extra drilling**

just complete incompetence here
Apr 1 6 tweets 1 min read
Biden on pace for 10M new jobs and 3% unemployment after two yrs in office

unprecedented in US history press hates this storyline
Mar 30 4 tweets 1 min read
of just totally normal journalism stuff

4 WP reporters writing 3K words on biz dealings of private citizen from 5 yrs ago (!!) and coming up with absolutely nothing that shows wrongdoing *3 WP reporters
Mar 30 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest— a favorite DC media double standard; pressrun.media/p/are-only-dem… “Journalists refused to drop the weird gotcha coverage. They hit Biden on Monday with 14 separate “gaffe” questions at a press briefing, pretending the story was still shrouded in confusion. Meanwhile, the press didn’t ask a single question about the state of the Ukraine war.”
Mar 30 4 tweets 1 min read
it’s Whitewater II

I read entire article twice, have no idea what the crime is supposed to be; wsj.com/articles/prose… meanwhile DA in NYC shuts down Trump grand jury tho prosecutors are sure Trump broke laws
Mar 27 4 tweets 1 min read
of course @ThisWeekABC round table discussion emphasizes one sentence of Biden speech

not Ginni Thomas' coup texts also @MeetThePress round table spent zero mins discussing Ginni Thomas coup texts

but they did talk abt gas prices!
Mar 24 4 tweets 1 min read
quick thread re: Senate Judiciary Committee and Dems.

it's not my instinct to blame Dems after watching GOP make a mockery out of the confirmation hearing, gleefully smearing the first Black woman nominee.

but there's something wrong w/ the Dem side on that committee that was blindingly obvious during the Kavanaugh and Barrett hearings and it's even more pronounced with Kamala Harris no longer serving.

the problem is virtually nobody is willing to fight and engage in theater (the good kind!)
Mar 23 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest — for press, there are no GOP rules; pressrun.media/p/how-the-medi… “Hawley didn’t make the bogus claims because he thought they were valid, or that they could withstand a moment of scrutiny. He made them to link Jackson to the odious phrases “child pornography” and “pedophile,” which are signaling mechanisms for the QAnon cult.”
Mar 22 4 tweets 1 min read
pls point me to the puff piece the NYT did on Dem senators during the Kavanaugh or Barrett hearings....nytimes.com/2022/03/21/us/… this is after Hawley smeared first Black woman nominee with child pornography charges.

the NYT thinks it's all brilliant
Mar 11 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest— he’s going to pay high price for pushing Trump’s Big Lie; pressrun.media/p/murdoch-houn… “What’s so damning for Murdoch’s legal team is that the facts of the recent Smartmatic case are not in dispute. That’s because Fox News defamed the company in plain view, repeatedly, on national television”
Mar 10 4 tweets 1 min read
not one word abt how Big Oil is posting record profits and using that money not to drill for more crude but to buy back stocks from shareholders

not one word; amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/03/10… proves my point from yesterday;

pressrun.media/p/hysterical-g…
Mar 9 5 tweets 1 min read
my latest— ignoring corporate greed; pressrun.media/p/hysterical-g… “Today’s ceaseless reporting lacks crucial context that lets giant oil companies off the hook. Instead of shining a spotlight on their behavior and the central role they play in increased prices by refusing to drill for more crude, the press whitewashes Big Oil from the story”
Mar 4 5 tweets 1 min read
my latest— no media, he didn’t “ask” kids to unmask, he tried to humiliate them. pressrun.media/p/desantis-bul… “Harassing school children is the type of stunning misstep that the political press — always looking for unusual unscripted moments—normally pounces on and makes the politician pay a high price for.

Not with DeSantis.”
Mar 2 4 tweets 1 min read
when bullying HS kids is yr thing could you imagine how great it would’ve been if one of the kids told him to mind his own business and leave them alone
Mar 2 7 tweets 2 min read
quick 🧵 bc we forget how god-awful the Trump coverage was for 4 yrs.

in my column today i look back at how press treated two foreign policy crises that Trump invented and provided no intel for vs. Biden's Ukrain intel which press attacked WH for. pressrun.media/p/when-the-pre… 2/ in 2020, Trump okayed Trump approved the drone killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani. zero intel/context was provided and press ate it up, typing up whatever WH officials told them
Mar 2 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest — kinda says it all abt media’s wild double standard; pressrun.media/p/when-the-pre… “Beltway press angrily brayed at the White House, suggesting they were cooking up wild claims about Russia and not producing the intelligence to back up the allegations. Same press corps raised no such concerns re: Trump’s baseless claims about a cooked-up foreign policy crisis”
Feb 28 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest— Only Dems can be in disarray;

pressrun.media/p/will-gops-pu… “Forever presenting Republicans as being savvy and outmaneuvering Democrats, the press remains blind to the obvious fact that the GOP and its media allies wildly miscalculated by picking the Kremlin over the White House.”
Feb 21 4 tweets 1 min read
my latest—tripling down on a debacle; pressrun.media/p/delusional-n… “The recent denial comes as the press is faced with the stunning double standard used to cover Clinton and Trump and their handling of classified documents. “
Feb 20 4 tweets 1 min read
virtually every comment here is asking why WP is using “false claim” re: blatant Trump lie in 2022

why won’t WP explain? this is the media’s defining two-step: invent new rules for Trump, never explain them to news consumers
Feb 19 5 tweets 1 min read
this is NOT what’s happening

<conservative media has distorted and badly stretched the available evidence >

they’ve lied nonstop and w/o concern

this right wing bs works bc DC press tiptoes around truth more here; pressrun.media/p/the-media-an…
Feb 18 5 tweets 2 min read
“I don’t have regrets about the Hillary Clinton e-mail stories.”

stunning lack of introspection from NYT executive editor

newyorker.com/news/the-new-y… this is exactly why @deanbaquet fired the paper’s public editor after 2016 campaign

the strategy was to circle the wagons and to force entire newsroom to sign off on collective denial re: one of the worst journalism failures of this generation