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  it's about ethics in gay-men journalism

Looks Like Gawker’s Got Some Job Openings, Y’all

Last week, the media-hijinks website Gawker made a wee oopsy. It posted a story about some guy — literally, just some guy — attempting to step out on his wife with a gay porn star who then tried to blackmail our hero. (It was not, bizarrely enough, an expose of the blackmailer but of the blackmailee.) The Internet responded poorly to the outing of a private person on the word of an extortionist with mental health issues, and after so much outcry, Gawker’s board of directors took the unprecedented step of removing the post from the web. It was long after the horse was out of the boxer briefs, but you do what you can. Now all the top editors are quitting their jobs at Gawker, and also losing their shit! It’s about editorial independence! And the right to out closeted married guys! Read more on Looks Like Gawker’s Got Some Job Openings, Y’all…
  hissies

Gay Fired Romney Foreign Policy Spokesperson Pretty Sure Your Wonkette Responsible For All This Mess

Hey so remember yesterday when Mitt Romney fucked the dog with his response to this mishigas in Libya? Well your Wonket had a thought: what if His Lord High Hairgel had in fact not fired that one dude, Richard Grenell, for being a lover of men? Perhaps Richard Grenell (who people say was super good at his job, maybe?) could have saved him from his ignominious everything, by explaining to him “shut up”? Well, we ran this idea by the Twitter machine, and Richard Grenell himself responded! (Above. It is right there.) Read more on Gay Fired Romney Foreign Policy Spokesperson Pretty Sure Your Wonkette Responsible For All This Mess…
  it's okay if republicans do it

Party of David Vitter & Larry Craig & Newt Gingrich Tells Anthony Weiner To Resign

Well, we didn’t see this coming at all: The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Tuesday called for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress, saying no investigation was necessary “to know he lied and acted inappropriately.” Read more on Party of David Vitter & Larry Craig & Newt Gingrich Tells Anthony Weiner To Resign…
  worse than watergate

Newt Gingrich Rams His Love of Easter Candies Down America’s Memory Hole

Amoral pudgesack Newt Gingrich loves only two things: divorcing his old wives after he gives them cancer, and stuffing his albino-hamster face with Easter candies to “prove” he loves his current wife, for the time being. But now his holiday gluttony is as hidden away as the records of his many cruel divorces against his dying spouses, because Newt Gingrich deleted all his old Twitter posts. It’s really no surprise, because Newt Gingrich is exactly the kind of self-obsessed slob who would document his joy in slobbering all over Reese’s peanut-butter Easter Eggs on a day when real Christians are solemnly marking the death of Jesus — and he’s exactly the kind of lying fraud who would spend hours going through his old Twitter posts to delete all the ones that don’t look very “presidential candidate-ish,” because they are openly racist or speak of anal sex with sea pirates as a “punishment” or, apparently, because they reveal the Newt’s childish glee over some bunny-shaped sweets from the Walgreen’s. Read more on Newt Gingrich Rams His Love of Easter Candies Down America’s Memory Hole…
  he's also dumber than charlie sheen

Twitter Won’t ‘Verify’ Scott Walker Because He’s Just a Random Jerk

Famous people like Howard Stern and Rahm Emanuel have “verified” Twitter accounts, meaning they get a little green checkmark next to their name on the Twitter. This serves some purpose, we suppose, for those Twitter users who require assurance that the banal “tweets” from whatever public figure are truly from that public figure (or the public figure’s publicity people or personal assistants who actually type the Twitter nonsense). But guess who was refused a Twitter Celebrity Verification? Wisconsin kochsucker Scott Walker, that’s who! Read more on Twitter Won’t ‘Verify’ Scott Walker Because He’s Just a Random Jerk…
  america's worst people

Meghan McCain Suffers ‘Unforeseen Professional Responsibilities’

What’s our favorite poor little rich girl/Nobel Prize For Literature winner Meghan McCain up to these days? Mostly just making an Olive Garden franchise go broke on those “bottomless bread stix” baskets and otherwise promoting her Booker Prize-winning novel about a dysfunctional family living off a pill-zombie’s beer fortune … unless, of course, she’s not doing those things, because of “several unforeseen professional responsibilities,” such as fucking off to Las Vegas with her dumb friends while leaving two or three of her The View fans crying in an empty auditorium at some college nobody’s ever heard of, somewhere. Read more on Meghan McCain Suffers ‘Unforeseen Professional Responsibilities’…
  hamilton vs. burr 2010

RedState Guy Says Tom Friedman Acts Like a Jackass On Amtrak

Our nation’s leading pundits can always be expected to act like the gentlemen-scholars they are, especially while riding public transportation. That’s why CNN fringe-right psychopath Erick “RedState” Erickson has just been twittering important eyewitness accounts of bestselling conventional-wisdom hack Thomas Friedman allegedly being a total asshole to some poor Amtrak employee, who apparently didn’t dispose of Friedman’s tampon quickly enough. Read more on RedState Guy Says Tom Friedman Acts Like a Jackass On Amtrak…
  stubborn predator drones

Mike Mullen Leaks Classified Attitude Problem

“We’re going to continue to mindlessly funnel money to Pakistan so they can train people to kill us, irregardless of whatever that HippieLeaks fruit posted on the Internets.” [The Hill: Twitter Room] Read more on Mike Mullen Leaks Classified Attitude Problem…
  what's the donna brazile angle?

Wolf Blitzer Gets Right To the Heart of Shirley Sherrod Scandal

Have you been waiting up all day and night for Washington firebrand Wolf Blitzer’s take on the whole Shirley Sherrod bogus wingnut video White House embarrassment outrage scandal thing, on Wolf Blitzer’s Twitter? Here, America. Now heal. [Wolf Blitzer’s Twitter] Read more on Wolf Blitzer Gets Right To the Heart of Shirley Sherrod Scandal…
  fred thompson walks into a bar and shoots everyone

Fred Thompson Has a 10,000-Year-Old Joke For You!

Haw haw, Dipshit Magoo Fred Thompson should be the next comedian-senator and then Al Franken could retire and focus on his art, you know, maybe doodle a portrait of HOW MUCH EVERYONE HATES FRED THOMPSON. [The Hill: Twitter Room] Read more on Fred Thompson Has a 10,000-Year-Old Joke For You!…
  never forget

Wonkette’s Tragic Use of Twitter

The other day we hit 911 posts on Twitter, which is a magickal number used to call the police when your neighbors are on the crack again at 4 o’clock in the morning and also the infamous/dreadful day when America officially began its self-fulfilling prophecy to topple like a stupid bloated giant full of ass-cancer and institutional paranoia. In other words, “Follow us on Twitter!” Read more on Wonkette’s Tragic Use of Twitter…
  yuck

Gross New Way To Enjoy Teabagger Twitters

Do you love to laugh at Tea Party Tweets but hate actually looking at Twitter or knowing about Teabaggers and their Tweeting Habits? WORRY NO MORE, here is a gross website that poops out an endless supply of Tea Party wisdom from the nation’s learning-challenged patriots on the ‘puters. [TeaFarty.com via Wonkette operative “Hieronymus “] Read more on Gross New Way To Enjoy Teabagger Twitters…
  shut up old man

John McCain’s Twitter Talks Awkwardly To Cancer-Bed Troll

Gross old liebot John McCain, whose entire head is made of skin cancer and bullshit, is having a very important policy discussion with “Snooki,” a bright orange dwarf who appeared on a chilling documentary about emotionally challenged adolescents left alone in a tacky vacation house to die of STDs. John McCain won’t tax you for working hard to get skin cancer, because look what skin cancer did for him! [Twitter via Wonkette operative “Jack O.”] Read more on John McCain’s Twitter Talks Awkwardly To Cancer-Bed Troll…
  great heroes of trivia war ii

Today’s Hard-Hitting Profile of a Washington Twitter User Features Chuck Todd

Following the New York Times magazine feature on DC cut-and-paster Mike Allen is no easy job, so Washington Post media typist Howard Kurtz had to do a whole story on Chuck Todd — even though Todd is not primarily known for forwarding some links to his BCC list. Who is Chuck Todd, anyway, if not Mike Allen? Nobody knows for sure, but the important two points — he is tired from whatever he does, he is tweeting — are quickly, savagely nailed by Kurtz in a quick, savage news lede that will soon be known as a classic of the dead form. Read more on Today’s Hard-Hitting Profile of a Washington Twitter User Features Chuck Todd…
  140 characters and the truth

CAN YOU USE TWITTER WITHOUT BEING AN IDIOT?: A sad French journalist in DC cannot believe how terrible it is, this Twitter illiteracy. But isn’t everything terrible? [True/Slant]
  the horror ... the horror

Angry Old John McCain Can’t Figure Out How This Camera-Phone Works

Lurching worm-beast John McCain found a new thing to yell at today! He’s just stuck down at the end of the hall, barking at his cell phone and demanding that staffers “fix the goddamn door that used to be here,” and of course there’s no door, and no staffers either … just one of those fire hoses hanging on the wall at this lonely corridor’s dead end, and John McCain. Would you like to see a giant, heart-stopping version of this picture, as WALNUTS! just posted on his “twitpic”? Read more on Angry Old John McCain Can’t Figure Out How This Camera-Phone Works…