Whoever was running Ted Cruz’s Twitter feed Tuesday night managed to own Deadspin twice, the second time with the familiar “that escalated quickly” meme, a response to Deadspin telling the senator to “go eat sh*t.”
Deadspin writer Ashley Feinberg came out from behind the curtain to challenge those claiming she’d been owned by Cruz, but it wasn’t long before Deadspin’s editor entered the fray by suggesting that “low-testosterone Ted Cruz enthusiasts” were picking on the writer who actually put herself out there because they couldn’t face the site’s big, strong, cisgender editor-in-chief.
Hundreds of dudes who can't do a pushup are tweeting at me but literally not even one has had the brass to send me an email.
— Tim Marchman (@timmarchman) January 25, 2017
Tim Marchman’s frustration that no one would face him in the UFC Octagon came to an abrupt end when former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy, no stranger to the Octagon, offered up his services to Deadspin’s “pathetic cyber bully.”
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) January 25, 2017
When you've made a huge mistake… pic.twitter.com/3Vp4Cs7Ngu
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) January 25, 2017
— Rocky Pruitt (@RockyPruitt) January 25, 2017
Tim Kennedy is ex-UFC. He also served in the 7th Special Forces Group. This should be fun. pic.twitter.com/4RyTfBtksJ
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) January 26, 2017
— Old Giant (@old_giant) January 25, 2017
— Lori Lee (@simplylorilee) January 25, 2017
— susan (@susanmconnolly) January 25, 2017
— Terminal J Boy (@Terminal_Boy) January 25, 2017
This really is pathetic, as it’s the result of an alleged sports website finally getting a rise out of the politician it targeted for harassment and not being able to take a joke when he responded. But if anyone chose to escalate things quickly, it was Deadspin.
— Jason Peters (@Jpeezzy31) January 25, 2017
— Ezra Cole ??? (@eszruh) January 25, 2017
It’s only fair to warn Kennedy what he’s up against, now that he’s taken up the gauntlet.
— Thomas Parker (@TheThomasParker) January 25, 2017
— Will B. Fine (@mayberightback) January 25, 2017
— Conservative Sis (@SisConservative) January 25, 2017
— Nasseur197 (@Nasseur0791) January 25, 2017
— Rachel Kotey (@OkayKotey) January 25, 2017
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Hey, Barry — we’re going to need you to handle a few things for the next few days, possibly including a mixed martial arts fight.
— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) January 25, 2017
— Splendid Savage (@splendid_savage) January 25, 2017
— (((Connor Medcalf))) (@connor_medcalf) January 25, 2017
— Eric Wright (@ericpaulwright) January 25, 2017
— SB (@sbpunditry) January 25, 2017