The standout Twitter writers all have M.O.’s. BigGov’s Andrew Brietbart prints the seething comments people make about him – the more filthy the better. Author Buzz Bissinger cusses and writes raunchy. And part of ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper’s charm is to block and threaten to block those who offend him. He’s sincere about it and merciless. More often than not, he blocks those who either a) spam him or b) insult a colleague.
Typically he gives a final warning before he blocks. And his following doesn’t suffer for it. He holds steady in the 74,000 range.
A recent example:
TAPPER’s REPLY: @TurnbullD53 Diane is awesome. Dissing her here is not welcome and will get you blocked. Thanks.