June 15, 2013 | Filed Under Blogging, Computers, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New Media, Progressives, Technology, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off
-By Warner Todd Huston
If you are a Twitter user you know without question that the social media service often becomes little else but a massive fight club with lots of name calling and foul language and a survey of the Twitter accounts of some well-known journalists and media types shows that they are just as prone to the fight club mentality as everyone else.
Fishbowl DC put together an amusing survey of the Twitter feeds of ten journalists and warns that they are “10 Journos You Don’t Want to Fight on Twitter.”
Included on the list are two Breitbart scrappers, John Nolte and Matthew Boyle. But also appearing are The Washington Post’s Jenifer Rubin, Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher, Politico’s Glenn Thrush, CNN’s Jake Tapper, and several others.
The back and forth is hot and heavy with Commentary’s John Podhoretz calling “total horseshit” on Ben Smith from BuzzFeed, Wonkette publisher Rebecca Schoenkopf calling Red State’s Eric Erickson a “pussy,” CNN’s Jake Tapper essentially calling someone a liar, Breitbart’s Boyle slamming Ashley Judd for her bad grammar… it’s a veritable playground rumble out there.
The fur is flying on a daily basis and if you follow many of the nation’s top writers and media personalities you’ll see. As Fishbowl DC warns, “if you take some of them on, you [sic] doing so at your own risk.”
Now time to go slag Fishbowl DC for its bad grammar…. Boyle, you up for this?
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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