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.
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
@jockowillink 5:34 PM – 25 Jan 2017. The exact moment that perspective arrived on Twitter.
— Rocky (@RockyPruitt) January 25, 2017
— Drowsy Giant (@DrowsyGiant) January 25, 2017
— Lori Olivia #MilitantNormal (@simplylorilee) January 25, 2017
Oh PLEASE Someone televise this
— susan (@Osusannahh) 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
It’s only fair to warn Kennedy what he’s up against, now that he’s taken up the gauntlet.
@timmarchman You should probably sit the next couple of plays out, Champ…
— Thomas Parker (@TheThomasParker) January 25, 2017
— Conservative Sis (@SisConservative) 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.
— Woke Space Emperor (@EmperorCoolidge) January 25, 2017
Surprised he signs off the email with "Best," versus "See you in the octagon!"
— Joey Jo-Jo (@joey_jj_jr) January 25, 2017