Now that you mention it, yes it does...
Rule 1. Don't use campaign funds to pay a porn star to sleep with you.
Rule 2. If you do use campaign funds to pay a porn star to sleep with you, don't pick one who's really good at Twitter.
Mmmkay! And I'm 110lbs and a virgin 😂! I'm not a scale or a doctor but I have spent some time beneath 215lb men and Tiny was not one of them.— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) August 25, 2023
And presidential candidates weren't indicted rapists...yet here we are https://t.co/PlVwhrsLSJ— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) August 26, 2023
“moral compass of an axe murderer” is a line so good it puts me in a jealous rage—dang ❤️🔥 https://t.co/3bhGxpnUD0— Xeorge Xonway (@gtconway3d) August 30, 2023
Junior and Dad have gone full Q. In his latest podcast, Junior muses on the popular right-wing conspiracy theory that Michelle Obama is really a man. https://t.co/OFPGisaC62— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 30, 2023
So unbelievable that Tucker’s words helped to cost Fox $787 million. He really learned his lesson too. pic.twitter.com/pOL5OTbX88— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 31, 2023
This sounds remarkably like the old Colbert Report bit where he lusted after Matthew McConaughey.— Mark Palko (@MarkPalko1) August 26, 2023
Junior says he is tired of watching grifters “lining their pockets” profiting off Trump’s mug shot merch, so he urges people to just buy it directly from him so they can support “the cause.” pic.twitter.com/DxgLRQWbYM— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 29, 2023
Pretty comical to hear the Projection King say this about Biden today: “I believe that he has gone mad. A stark raving lunatic.” pic.twitter.com/0EQBVYwz9V— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 30, 2023
What could go wrong?
Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) is trying to pass an abortion ban in Virginia before their state elections in November.— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) August 29, 2023
Virginia is the last southern state without an abortion ban. He’s hoping he can pass it without causing Democratic turnout to skyrocket.
A deceptively edited clip posted by Libs of TikTok on twitter of a school librarian has led to 6 consecutive days of bomb threats at the school. https://t.co/clxkxKqEoh— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 30, 2023
This is a fun clip.
“Bro, you're already facing charges… go ahead and commit another crime”… how casually the woman shuts down Trump advisor Peter Navarro, trying to steal her sign, is priceless…— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) August 31, 2023
Follow @therecount pic.twitter.com/A4zD4Dq4v4
First. the "Try That in a Small Town" guy turns out to be from a city five or six times the size of the not so small town I grew up in. ("They got a goddamn Target. Shit, might as well be Paris.") Then we find out the "Rich Men North of Richmond" singer/songwriter doesn't especially like rich Republicans.
A folk musicians fans haven’t been this disappointed since Dylan did his electric set at Newport https://t.co/oOEWYDIsU5— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 26, 2023
Check out the community notes.
Community Notes hands Byron Donalds an L pic.twitter.com/NEFVlTv7n0— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 29, 2023
The NYT called his career "complex". How's that for a cowardly euphemism? This, by contrast, is journalism: https://t.co/8zQ8TqKsx8— Dan Froomkin (PressWatchers.org) (@froomkin) August 30, 2023
Ron DeSantis’s anti-woke message is failing with voters. But it’s resonating with the most important audience of all—Atlantic magazine editors.— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) August 30, 2023
As we've said for months; @nolabelsorg is funded by the same folks funding Ron DeSantis and @realdonaldtrump.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 29, 2023
Not only that, the nominee will be picked in advance, in secret by Mark Penn and Nancy Jacobson.
The media is being played by NL in an epic political scam. https://t.co/aeWZYoV262
Somewhat misleading, given that the poll refers to Republican primary voters. https://t.co/DBo462e5O0— Tom Bonier (@tbonier) August 30, 2023
Carlson believes Russia is "a Christian country." His defense of Russia is appalling. But his slander of Christianity is also deplorable. Is Putin's Russia really an exemplar of Christianity today? Surely every decent Christian--every friend of Christianity--rejects this. https://t.co/xcU2XbIF54— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 27, 2023
“The US’s policy toward Ukraine today is much like the Sicilian Expedition, if you ignore the fact that no US forces are fighting, every escalation has come from Russia, and that this is a terrible comparison.— Tom (@Lawmadillo) August 26, 2023
I am very smart.” pic.twitter.com/LUf6Vl10D8
I seem to recall hearing about this somewhere before.
"The more insidious thing is the idea that it's not a story until the Times does it. Not everyone thinks this but from my vantage that still emanates from higher-ups at this place."
The @nytimes really hates giving credit to any other journalists, but this one takes the cake: my colleague @DylanByers broke the news of Mark Thompson as the new @CNN CEO—and @BenMullin and @koblin don't acknowledge it until *the very last paragraph* of their story. Shame on you pic.twitter.com/weUSzNAV2y— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) August 30, 2023
The AMPTP getting a puff piece in the NYT immediately after hiring a crisis PR firm makes the Times look extremely for sale. https://t.co/pH6WILtw3K— Daniel Kibblesmith (@kibblesmith) August 27, 2023
Fun fact: in France, Netflix already reports their viewership to writers monthly and pays writers based on that viewership, because it’s the law there. They literally already have this system in place. https://t.co/YerLLMiUoX— carina adly mackenzie (@cadlymack) August 25, 2023
In a 1969 episode of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," Dan Rowan joked that by 1989, ABC would run out of original programming and have a schedule made up entirely of game shows and dating competitions. Well, joke's on him. It took an extra 34 years, but they finally achieved it! pic.twitter.com/2unp3M8Hkj— Jason Colavito (@JasonColavito) August 29, 2023
Oh hell no https://t.co/pQOdeYBFRx— Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) August 30, 2023
One of these days, when I'm liquored up enough to start a fight with someone who knows waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I do, I'm going to see if I can start a conversation with Bob Carpenter about why this old high school math teacher remains a large language model skeptic.
Artificial intelligence do not at all learn the same way that humans do https://t.co/IwvFv9OCYK— Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) August 30, 2023
My favorite example came when a toddler's sister tripped and fell: "Anna hurt Anna-self"— Mark Palko (@MarkPalko1) August 27, 2023
Yep. Regular Google has been trending this way for years, with featured results modules, preview sections and People Also Ask tabs. In many ways, generative AI is the final evolution of the process—dropping the sourcing or attribution altogether so Google seems the sole authority https://t.co/xZbmlJCWeM— Brian Merchant (@bcmerchant) August 29, 2023
AI isn’t going to kill people with a Terminator style uprising, AI is going to kill people with AI generated rubbish that leads people to eat the wrong kind of mushrooms…https://t.co/fF0UG1xSqi— Librarianshipwreck (@libshipwreck) August 30, 2023
And on the fringe...
Anyone telling you they’re working on “a space elevator” doesn’t have a firm grasp on reality.https://t.co/uNFOXWw1Zl— CommonSenseSkeptic (@C_S_Skeptic) August 27, 2023
My latest piece discusses the U.S. legacy of pseudoscience funded by wealthy benefactors.https://t.co/k8LEVQOQe0— keith kloor (@keithkloor) August 25, 2023
Oh, and in case you didn't listen to the show, Wolter says he is going to go find ancient religious artifacts hidden in American and has "no choice" but to conclude that the secrets guarded by the Vatican and the Pentagon are space aliens. https://t.co/zrrlf382yG— Jason Colavito (@JasonColavito) August 26, 2023
The difference between Einstein writing the preface to Mental Radio and you "keeping an open mind" about parapsychology is that Einstein didn't have access to almost a century's worth of research that showed nothing but noise, bad test design, and fraud.— Mark Palko (@MarkPalko1) August 26, 2023
If you get this, you are probably over 50. pic.twitter.com/das20vHw1C— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 26, 2023
What's your preferred definition of "existential threat"? Is this a term mainly useful for rhetoric, or is it a conceptually useful category?— Dean Eckles (@deaneckles) August 26, 2023
I apologize. There are two acceptable definitions. https://t.co/nSnkNV2Exo— Mark Palko (@MarkPalko1) August 26, 2023