Ask and ye shall receive, buddy. What sparked that remark? Take a gander:
That conservative news site is Twitchy. As Twitchy readers know, that article (a must-read, for serious) also helped highlight another point. War on Women? Not in conservative new media. But there is a war BY women.
The Slate article also went on to say this:
OK, so that’s a humble brag. But allow us to bow and curtsy for a moment. Because don’t worry: It’s not all humble brags. Betsy Woodruff’s article also divulged this oh-so-awesome gem.
No, really. That happened.
The site has also brought a new word into reporters’ lexicons: Twitchied, which refers to the often days-long onslaught of Twitter attention (and, sometimes, abuse) that journalists get after being featured on the site. One D.C.-based politics reporter, who didn’t want to go on the record, said one uncharitable Twitchy story about him came up on a date. His date had Googled him before they went out, and the Twitchy story bashing him was close to the top of his results.
Well, Twitchied or Twitchy’d as a verb shows something else too: Perhaps that whole “overlooked” thing isn’t working out so well for said journos when journos are discussing being Twitchy’d. Snicker.
But the date part: The most schadenfreudelicious thing ever? It’s close.
Who could it be?
Here are some flashbacks that might help solve this mystery:
AP reporter deletes tweets after cheerleading for Obama, getting facts wrong
Inflammatory! Could mace boy Chris Hayes have made a more irresponsible Ferguson tweet than THIS?
Jackpot: Chris Hayes’ first-ever tweet is solid Twitter gold
Chris Hayes gets called on his Ebola ‘lie’
‘Go with that, skippy’: This Chris Hayes flashback is deliciously painful
‘Most dishonest tweet ever’: Chris Hayes shredded for question about ‘right-wing’ reaction to Bergdahl story
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes observes Memorial Day weekend: ‘I’m uncomfortable calling fallen soldiers heroes’; Update: More backpedaling fail
Matt Yglesias flogged with his own seven month old buffoonery
‘Go Obamacare!’ Matt Yglesias joins desperate Dem spin of Florida election loss; Nick Searcy destroys
‘Never gets old’: Stephen Kruiser shares time-honored Matt Yglesias tweet that’s still funny
Oh dear! John Kerry crush inspires Matt Yglesias’ most sidesplitting tweet yet?
Ace reporter Matt Yglesias falls for fake Twitter account of ‘Iranian president’
‘Lying hack’! Ezra Klein throttled for calling Obamacare cancellation stories ‘mostly hype’
‘This guy is not joking’: Brit Hume, others floored by Ezra Klein’s explanation for Sebelius resignation
Synced spin! Ezra Klein, others: GOP ‘sabotaging’ Obamacare; Well, then: ‘Proceed’
Lapdog poetry: Rick Klein gushes over Bill Clinton with junior high-worthy verse
Howard Kurtz, Rick Klein, other media squee: Obama is ‘rising above,’ totally meant to give lame DNC speech
Hack-tastic! Rick Klein: GOP is a total loser, because NJ election; Guess who isn’t a loser
‘Like poo-flinging monkeys’: Journos high-five over ‘hilarious’ Benghazi report; Four Americans still dead
Lib journo Howard Fineman to Hollywood: You owe it all to Obama!
This journo is SHOCKED the WH can’t be trusted; This has to be the most unreal statement ever
This Huffpo journo forgot he has ONE JOB: Guys, don’t ask questions about new Ebola case (What journalism!)
This TIME journo asked absurd Obama admin question; The schooling answers will crack you up
These CNN journos whine about Fox News ‘name-calling’; Get smacked down by MSNBC reminder [photo]
Hey moms! See a NYT journo mock your ‘faux outrage’ over Dems saying you don’t have a real job
And we can’t forget HuffPo’s Ryan Reilly:
‘Speechless!’ You won’t believe what Huffpo journo arrested in Ferguson thought were rubber bullets [photo]
#CanAnyoneConfirm? Rubber bullets, ear plugs; same diff! Help confused Huffpo journo ‘confirm’ more [photos]
What are your guesses, Twitchy readers?
Hmm. Doth he protest too much?
You tell ’em, Betsy.
This Twitter user has an idea of what happened when one lib journo was Googled:
Snicker. Speaking of Mr. Bobic, he was mentioned in the article as well:
Igor Bobic, Huffington Post’s associate politics editor, has also faced Twitchy’s wrath. “It’s become somewhat of an inside joke among reporters, and even prompts a round of congratulations,” he emailed. “What’s not fun is the avalanche of hate it immediately brings to your Twitter page, often forcing you to sign off for the next 24-48 hours.”
And is he back for more?
Don’t worry. We are sure it will happen again soon enough.
In the meantime, there’s this:
It’s ours too!
Check THIS out, lying Dems: War on Women? Not in Conservative new media
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