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Posts Tagged ‘Simon Maloy’

What’s Simon Maloy Tweeting?

In a new feature, we examine the tweeting habits of DC journalists. Up first: Media Matter‘s Simon Maloy.

After sifting through a week’s worth of tweets (177 to be exact, on average 25 per day) from Maloy, we found that they generally broke down into five categories: unnecessary, negative, nonsensical, worthwhile and then some that we really weren’t sure about. Much of Maloy’s Twitter feed read like a nonsensical waste of time with a few surprising tweets of value.

Here are a few examples from each category.

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Morning Chatter

The “It’s not about me” line may not work for Weiner

“Dumbest line at debate- [Anthony] Weiner: ‘this is not about me or anyone else on this stage’ Yes it is, that’s the point of this debate!” — WOR Radio’s Mark Simone.

Reporter just wants “Hermes” pronounced correctly

“Hello @BravoAndy Could you please teach the Housewives how to pronounce Hermes when they stop by the clubhouse? Merci a vous!” — Bloomberg‘s Stephanie Green.

Confessional.

“Anytime someone says well-heeled donors I imagine a room full of feet decorated in Prada and Bruno Magli” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review political reporter Salena Zito.

More light abortion tweeting

“Let me answer your unasked question: Am I willing to infringe on your “autonomy” to save an unborn child? Yes. Yes I am. #AllDay #prolife” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.

How MMFA’s Maloy spends his day…

“The good news is that if de Blasio’s numbers drop we can all just transition to de Blah-sio. Or de Blasé. Or de BlasiOH NO YOU DIDN’T!” — the not that funny Simon Maloy of Media Matters, who spends his days thinking up genius tweets crap like this. Don’t “journalists” like him have a certain cable news channel to destroy?

Speaking of Media Matters oddities…

“Ok, for balance’s sake i will criticize a Newsbusters headline in the next 10 days. #MyPledgeToYou” — CNN’s Jake Tapper, shortly after calling a Media Matters headline “odd.” And the exact remark: “Oddly written Media Matters headline: ‘Fox Builds Claim Of Clinton Dishonesty On Omissions And Falsehoods’”

Huh?

“If you follow me then you’re probably already following @DylanByers but you can unfollow him for a sec and then follow him back right away.” — BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw. Dylan Byers is a media writer for Politico.

Razzing your colleague 101

“What I would pay to figure out why @charliespiering just ran past with the worst running form of all time” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.

Politico reporter shares pet peeve

“People: ‘ATM machine’ is redundant. Yes, it bugs me more than it should, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.” — Politico defense reporter Leigh Munsil.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:32 a.m.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“That pizza was really good.” — Senior Exec. Producer for Al Jazeera America, Andrea Stone. We love your enthusiasm for pizza, Andrea. But next time could you maybe let us in on the restaurant?

Dick Morris Column Lights Up Twitter

A column in The Hill by Republican Strategist Dick Morris has a handful of people all atwitter.

In it, Morris makes the case that Democrats, who made electoral gains in the last election, will doom themselves by continuing on a platform promoting increases in tax rates and federal spending.

Morris famously predicted GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would win the election by a landslide. Of course, that was horseshit.

Media Matters’ Jamison Foser sarcastically paraphrased Morris’ column as, “And so, by being spectacularly wrong, I was right.”

Foser’s colleague Simon Maloy expressed dismay that Morris’ column was “published by an actual newspaper.”

Talking Points Memo‘s Benjy Sarlin described the column: “An introspective Dick Morris looks deep within after the elec– just kidding. ‘Obama lost by winning!’”

After Morris’ election prediction bungle, Media Matters ran a story citing numerous staffers at The Hill questioning his credibility. “He is a laughingstock, especially the way he acted in this last election,” one anonymous staffer reportedly said.

More reaction to Morris’ piece… Read more

FNC’s Baier Understandably Squashes a Fellow’s Dreams

FNC’s Bret Baier, you are no fool. Most importantly, you’re staying one step ahead of Eric Hananoki, that little liberal bastard fellow over at Media Matters who keeps trying to taint your doctorate-level Twitter trivia contest.

Today, Hananoki attempted to confuse you by entering the contest under a new name. His new handle was screamingly obvious and you saw right through it: @SammonCmmntPlz. At 2:45 p.m. you implemented a new rule to prevent anyone from asking anything that strayed from vital trivia matters:

Sorry to bring up last week’s fiasco when Hananoki entered your contest and won. The deviant tagged on a question about your colleague Bill Sammon that rightfully pissed you off. So you gave the prize — a choice of a hot Fox News tie or mug to show off around town — to someone worthy. We’re going to break this to you gently. At 2:35 p.m. today, Media Matters fellow Simon Maloy gifted Hananoki a FNC tie as consolation to what they are calling last week’s injustice. Please, that was justice. Clearly, he doesn’t deserve to wear the esteemed tie.

Today’s Trivia Q: “Twitter Trivia:Yesterday on SR we told you about Pres.Obama welcoming a group of students at the WH. What state were they from & what grade?” At 3 p.m., @SammonCmmntPlz came in second place by two seconds with the correct answer of: 8th grade, Colorado.

Contest aftermath: At approximately 3:35 p.m. Baier blocked @SammonCmmntPlz. But it might not mean much. Hananoki (posing above in his FNC tie with Baier in the background) is already plotting his next move.