If half the population thinks climate change is a hoax and the other half thinks it's an existential threat that can't be averted, on average we have a well informed public.— Mark Palko (@MarkPalko1) October 3, 2021
Antivaxxers' affection for Regeneron is fascinating. It's under an EUA, and is not FDA-approved. It's a new technology. Its clinical trials started just before the trials for the vaxxes, so we have no idea what the long-term effects of taking it are. And yet antivaxxers love it.— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) September 17, 2021
I got a half a dozen jabs just to be embedded with US forces for the Iraq invasion, including for anthrax. I’m certain this isn’t the first “serum” he had to “sit still” for. https://t.co/Vc9DrBA6Sl— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) September 16, 2021
If you’re a reporter covering the anti-vax movement, please recognize that this (astroturfing, right-wing activism) is a feature, not a bug, and that many of the loudest voices — ie, the people you’re most likely to interact with — are driven by politics, not vaccine concerns.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) October 4, 2021
Marshall is, as usual, right. The coverage of of this story has been extraordinarily bad.
Times is just on a roll. They actually say here that Biden just backed linkage for the “first time”. We’re supposed to forget that there was actually a faux scandal over this a couple months ago when he threatened a veto if anyone tried to delink the bills? pic.twitter.com/8O8oEvMI7L— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 2, 2021
For combining bombast with inanity this tweet is hard to beat. A level beyond the normal patter of the "win the morning" press. And the full article is... something! All about the views of her allies, but fails to quote or identify a single one. So inside it's almost intestinal. https://t.co/w3TBHYIo7o— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) October 2, 2021
Germany is the guy who is trying to lose weight by going to gym, but rewards himself with McDonald's on the way home https://t.co/vDKZns7hno— luispedro.substack.com🌻 (@luispedrocoelho) September 20, 2021
is there anything it can't do pic.twitter.com/cCwnA6IbUH— flglmn (@flglmn) September 16, 2021
lmao knee slapper https://t.co/hHpoa7bXp0— Linette Lopez (@lopezlinette) October 1, 2021
California’s job growth tripled the nation’s, even as the Delta variant spread https://t.co/idQFT2f3Dy— Russ Mitchell (@russ1mitchell) September 18, 2021
Basically we agree that his readers are so brain-poisoned by reflexive partisanship and conspiracy theories that they’ll refuse life-saving medicine for a chance to own the libs. https://t.co/38hSfczirA— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 19, 2021
I wrote about this in more detail. https://t.co/7ThUt8uADQ— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 20, 2021
Your regular reminder that "depolarization" is only good if both sides are bad. If one side is good -- say, advancing democracy incl. civic equality like Reps during Reconstruction or Dems today -- then depolarization is antithetical to democracy & thus deeply *harmful.* https://t.co/sFNHc1ZzGe— Nathan Kalmoe (@NathanKalmoe) September 16, 2021
OAN keeps talking ABOUT the recall. "Officials are finishing up the ballot count," different anchors reading the same script said at both 5 and 7am ET. But they're not admitting what AP, CNN, and everyone else reported last night: The recall failed. Newsom prevailed. (4/7)— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 15, 2021
Congrats to the TV producers and journalists who devoted air time to Caitlyn Jenner. https://t.co/Bk3nqQIocK— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) September 15, 2021
She got one percent of the vote last night. Good call.
I can’t stop watching this interview on repeat, absolutely incredible Alan Partridge level interview skills pic.twitter.com/GZVVuDIFdy— Charlie Haynes (@charliehtweets) September 29, 2021
Important study results from NASA Ames: in simulator testing, drivers using Level 2 driver assistance reported feeling sleepier and showed more signs of "nodding off" than people who drove unassisted. https://t.co/8lIeJM4rKE— E.W. Niedermeyer (@Tweetermeyer) September 16, 2021
TWENTY PERCENT. We are not talking nearly enough about mobile homes & the climate crisis. This is a big BIG deal. https://t.co/9zuJhtv3YT— lizweil (@lizweil) September 15, 2021
Did Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's testicles really swell up? Maybe artificial intelligence can help us find the answer.— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) September 17, 2021
"Ozy Media was built on years of lies that together created a woefully false narrative about its business, financials and culture..." https://t.co/m57DsHRYUE— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) October 2, 2021
It's hard to overstate how little was there.
Okay am I the only one or did something happen to my Ozy shows I was saving on my Quibi? Wtf— Luke Burbank (@lukeburbank) October 1, 2021