A journalist is suing President Donald Trump because he blocked her on Twitter. For real.

You see, the block affects her ability to work as a “public intellectual“:

So when President Donald Trump blocked me in June, apparently for suggesting that Russia influenced the outcome of the 2016 election, he harmed me professionally. Even though I knew @realDonaldTrump was important to my career, it still took me at least a few days to recognize how being blocked by the president on Twitter would affect me as a public intellectual.

Um, wouldn’t an intellectual know how to get around a Twitter block?

You mean like the author of that piece is already doing? This tweet if from July 9; she says she was blocked in June:

So here whole lawsuit is a sham?

Thankfully, since her career does hinge on being able to troll the president on Twitter, she persisted: