No, this isn’t a bit like Sen. Ted Cruz being the Zodiac killer. It’s an actual, honest-to-goodness piece in Newsweek we expect was rushed together pretty quickly after word of Charles Manson’s death got out.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) November 20, 2017
What, they both used the English language? https://t.co/x0DvnTNGoE
— Chase (@Thomas_64029) November 20, 2017
Yes. Both were known to often use the words "hello" and "it". Clearly peas in a pod.
You guys wonder how he gets away with his accusations of "fake news"?
Its when you put out trash stories like this.
Truly Trump deranged. https://t.co/mQj5pirpvC
— Cory Morgan (@CoryBMorgan) November 20, 2017
Never mind that it’s not even surprising that a (once) mainstream news publication like Newsweek found an anti-Trump angle to play on Manson’s death. Someone actually thought this was worth posting:
“Our current president speaks in an emotional or affective way to large numbers of people in our country who feel a kind of alienation or disconnection from the government,” [psychoanalyst Mark Smaller] said. “They feel very responded to and become his political base.”
According to the psychoanalyst, cult followers like those in the Manson family are so seduced by feelings of acceptance and understanding that they accept their leaders’ ideologies regardless of how destructive or dangerous they may be.
Oh, a quick caveat: “Smaller is clear that he does not believe President Donald Trump is similar to the convicted killer.” However … he kind of was if you think about it.
This is heinous. https://t.co/NDOCNB8PeA
— Melissa Mackenzie ? (@MelissaTweets) November 20, 2017
Yeah, it's bad. https://t.co/8vlyhmMWdr
— Cleaning the Cesspool (@SHDW__01) November 20, 2017
Delete your account https://t.co/nIl3PVCzhy
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) November 20, 2017
delete your account, seek professional help & reconsider your life choices.
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 20, 2017
— Cheerio (@Oxco) November 20, 2017
I'm fairly-to-moderately sure this is so stupid you couldn't get a cultural studies grad student to write it. https://t.co/AuJApfuS1B
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) November 20, 2017
How Macedonian scammers and Newsweek used similar language to gain clicks. https://t.co/c5TLm1MfWl
— jon gabriel (@exjon) November 20, 2017
Is this a new form of click bait. Trump bait
– take a big story from the news
– connect to Trump no matter what
– profit? https://t.co/aoRktPkTsR
— ZiCarii ☣ (@_ZiCarii) November 20, 2017
Newsweek's descent into tabloid garbage was a rapid one. https://t.co/GB3R9uX3Ey
— Bohemio (@El__Bohemio) November 20, 2017
We have hit peak absurdity. https://t.co/QqGuR7fUIN
— Evelyn Louise (@EvelynLouise8) November 20, 2017
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) November 20, 2017
because "everyone i don't like is Hitler" is so 2016.
it's all about the Manson analogies now. https://t.co/SvDFzTSSmS
— This Charming Dan (@danieljwhiteley) November 20, 2017
You are sick in the head. Used to be serious magazine. https://t.co/zzW3j3poSr
— Martin (@ronmarshaw) November 20, 2017
drugs are bad folks… https://t.co/ytkFbU6X1W
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 20, 2017
This new Newsweek parody is note-perfect. https://t.co/dpIpBJdYyV
— Cranky* Gordon *not really. Holiday week. (@CrankyGordon) November 20, 2017
The Onion called, they want their shtick back. https://t.co/gjNnqtOSIk
— Cristie (@HellloEL) November 20, 2017
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) November 20, 2017
— mynameisnotkimm ?? (@mynameisnotkimm) November 20, 2017
And some people wonder how this rag sold for just $1…. https://t.co/tI6LnpYHK3
— Russ Emerson ♿ (@RussEmerson) November 20, 2017
As I keep saying over and over, the guy who bought Newsweek for a dollar should have gotten change back. https://t.co/nYp8fgmVXI
— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) November 20, 2017
Maybe they’ll get a quarter next time they come up for sale. https://t.co/Z1dVjZ3sms
— Virginia Plain (@AlyceWellington) November 20, 2017
How Newsweek and your colon use completely different processes to produce the same thing. https://t.co/lmhfj03vHw
— Seal of Disapproval 2: The Returnening (@YorickHock) November 20, 2017
@Newsweek No wonder your publication is nearly bankrupt. I got the print version for decades but gave up because you became too Leftist and unhinged, as shown by this headline. https://t.co/7vb9HvQaU7
— Christopher Staab (@ChrisStaab) November 20, 2017
Exhibit 5 billion of why no one respects the media anymore. https://t.co/5Cfs7oxPkq
— Nick M. (@Mazula05) November 20, 2017
There is no rock-bottom to the pit that is yellow journalism. https://t.co/unWkYjeMAo
— Beebs Magoo (@BeebsMagoo) November 20, 2017
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'Must be patriarchy!' Newsweek's scoop on gender roles will BLOW YOUR MIND https://t.co/Y59CDldZwa
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 20, 2017