#Thread: We need to talk about the @nytimes. I believe it's a conversation that is long overdue. We need to consider seriously that despite some excellent investigative journalism, something about their leadership is off. They appear to be compromised, even complicit at times.
Before I get into the details, I think it's important to frame this against the backdrop of that corruption: Donald Trump. He has been extremely vocal about them in a way he hasn't been with any other print publication, and in my opinion that is very much deliberate.
Consider for example that he rarely mentions the @WashingtonPost who has by all metrics been holding him to account. Donald knows that shining a light on them would potentially increase its readership. He only bullies those he believes he can bend to his will.
#Thread: Here's a phrase we don't hear often enough anymore, "The Tea Party." We don't hear it anymore because they have become the Republican Party. And they are destroying the country they claim to love. Here are some facts about the Tea Party you may not know.
The Tea Party came into power during the 2010 midterm elections. They had nearly 150 candidates for Congress that year, running for both the House and the Senate. Over 30% of them won their races, sometimes unseating an incumbent Republican or taking a reliably Democratic seat.
Nikki Haley, the current Ambassador to the United Nations, was one of those candidates. She defeated three Republicans in that primary and the then-current U.S. Representative in a run-off election.