Posts Tagged ‘tweet’

Dumbest Tweet of the Year?

A 200-Year-Old Thomas Jefferson statue is to be removed from the chambers of the New York City council after a unanimous vote by the nine members of the Mayoral appointed Public Design Commission. Several lawmakers testified that the statue is ‘offensive’, with Democratic Assemblyman Charles Barron of Brooklyn even declaring that Jefferson was a “slaveholding pedophile.”  […]

Blinken Deletes Tweet Saying U.S. Would ‘Stand with Hong Kong’

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has deleted a statement posted to his official Twitter account on Thursday that said the U.S. would “stand with the people of Hong Kong,” the South China Morning Post reported Friday. Blinken’s now-deleted tweet, originally posted on September 16, read: Beijing should let the voices of all Hong Kongers […]

‘I have nothing. Yet I regret nothing’: John McAfee’s pinned tweet revealed his friends had ‘evaporated’ as he faced jail

Antivirus mogul John McAfee had revealed that his friends have “evaporated” due to the fear of association but said he “regrets nothing,” in an eerie tweet that came just a week before his death while lodged in his Spanish prison cell. The post, which was pinned to McAfee’s Twitter feed, was his last post on […]

Florida GOP under fire for tweet accusing Democrats of antisemitism

In the video, Pelosi did not mention any Florida-elected officials. But the Florida GOP’s tweet included Fried and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), both of whom are challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022, and Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), who is running for Senate against GOP Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. “While @GovRonDeSantis works on policies and signs […]

Veterans Rip Kamala Harris for Tone Deaf Memorial Day Weekend Tweet

Veterans ripped Vice President Kamala Harris for her Memorial Day weekend tweet that made no mention of the purpose of Memorial Day, which is to honor those who died fighting for the nation. “Enjoy the long weekend,” Harris tweeted from her official account, along with a close-up photo of herself. Enjoy the long weekend. pic.twitter.com/ilGOrod4AW […]

IDF Rebukes Sky News for Tweet Falsely Accusing Israel of Blocking Aid to Gaza

The Erez crossing on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The IDF’s Twitter account took strong issue with a tweet by Sky News that falsely claimed Israel was blocking humanitarian aid from reaching the Gaza Strip. The humanitarian aid has in fact been stopped by Palestinian mortar attacks on the access points to the […]

CNN Fires Contributor Over Hitler Tweet

CNN announced on May 17 that they have severed ties with a freelance contributor over a since-deleted tweet calling for a new Adolf Hitler. The Pakistan-based freelance journalist, Adeel Raja, tweeted on May 16, “The world today needs a Hitler.” He also tweeted in 2014 that he was supporting Germany in the World Cup finals […]

IDF tweet leads to inaccurate foreign reports of IDF Gaza incursion

One tweet from the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit’s English language Twitter account caused a ruckus worldwide, as it brought inaccurate reports of an IDF ground forces incursion into the Gaza Strip. IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip. — Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 13, 2021 “IDF air and ground troops […]

With Andrew Yang tweet, conflict spills into New York City mayoral race

(JTA) — The crisis in Israel and Gaza spilled into New York City’s mayoral race after a leading candidate, Andrew Yang, tweeted in support of Israel. “I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists,” Yang, a businessman and former Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted Monday. His […]

Did Sean Hannity use an antisemitic trope in ‘Bolshevik Bernie’ tweet?

Fox News host and right-wing media personality Sean Hannity received a wave of criticism on Friday night after tweeting an article from his website which users have argued features an age-old antisemitic trope. BOLSHEVIK BERNIE: Sanders Says Dems Just ‘Beginning to Create an Economy That Works For All’ https://t.co/P2Z0KoGFvQ — Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) April 30, […]

WATCH: Cops Mock LeBron over ‘YOU’RE NEXT’ Tweet

LeBron James took to Twitter last week to target a cop who was present at the Ma’Khia Bryant shooting. So, this week, a few of the nation’s police officers have taken to social media to make fun of LeBron James. LeBron James came under intense fire on Wednesday after he posted a pic of a […]

Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Tweet Support for Duante Wright’s Family

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris each tweeted their support Monday for the family of Duante Wright, the 20-year-old black driver killed after he evaded arrest on an outstanding warrant Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brooklyn Center suffered a second night of rioting on Monday — ironically, as the trial of former Minneapolis […]

GameStop rallies again; some puzzle over ice cream cone tweet

GameStop Corp shares more than doubled in afternoon trading on Wednesday, surprising those who thought the video game retailer’s stock price would stabilize after a fierce rally and steep dive that upended Wall Street in January. The shares soared nearly 104% during the session in which trading was halted several times, then jumped another 85% […]

‘I’m an alien’: Musk confirms what many have long suspected in tongue-in-cheek tweet

Long-awaited news about Elon Musk was confirmed during a Twitter exchange with Indian entrepreneur Kunal Shah, who asked the busy CEO how he could manage so many different companies. “I’m an alien,” he wryly responded. The conversation took place on Friday night after the founder of credit payments app CRED asked Musk, one of the […]

Guardian writer claims he was let go for ‘joke’ tweet against US aid to Israel

A longtime contributor to The Guardian said the newspaper has stopped publishing his op-eds because of a tweet in which he joked that the US Congress is legally obligated to make “buying weapons for Israel” a part of any spending. Nathan Robinson, 30, wrote Wednesday on his website Current Affairs that the British daily’s US […]

In viral tweet, former Israeli UN envoy urges Biden to phone Netanyahu

Browse > Home / News / In viral tweet, former Israeli UN envoy urges Biden to phone Netanyahu February 12, 2021 by   Read on for article Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday tweeted an appeal to U.S. President Joe Biden that he contact Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, listing […]

Guardian columnist fired after controversial tweet about Israel

The Guardian columnist Nathan J. Robinson was fired after criticizing US policy on Israel, or spreading antisemitic fake news on Twitter – it depends on who you ask. The tweet originally published by Robinson in late December last year read: “Did you know that the US Congress is not actually permitted to authorize any new […]

‘Guardian’ columnist says he got canned as antisemitic for one tweet satirizing U.S. aid to Israel

This story is going around like wildfire today; Nathan J. Robinson, a former columnist for the American edition of the ‘Guardian,’ says he was “fired” without ceremony after he published a tweet in December mocking the amount of US aid to Israel and the top editor said it smacked of antisemitism. Robinson writes in the […]

Dem Sen. Murphy: Trump ‘Sent Out a Tweet Attacking Mike Pence’ During the Riot — We Have No Choice But to Convict

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said former President Donald Trump’s tweet sent out during the riot on Capitol Hill on January 6 was enough evidence to convict Trump of incitement. In a tweet that has been deleted, Trump wrote, “Mike Pence didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and […]

Rihanna Allegedly Paid 2.5 Million For Indian Farmer Protest Tweet As “Conspiracies” Emerge

The Facts: Farmers are protesting in India because they have concerns about corporate exploitation. The Indian government is suggesting these protests have been ‘hijacked’ and used by those who wish to smear the current government and destabilize it. Reflect On: Why is it so hard to find out what’s really happening when it comes to […]

Marjorie Taylor Greene liked a tweet implicating Mossad in JFK assassination

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Marjorie Taylor Greene liked a tweet in 2018 that implicated Israel’s spy agency in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The like, uncovered Wednesday by someone on Twitter who identifies as a Michigan Democrat, is the latest conspiracy theory featuring anti-Semitic themes apparently endorsed by the Georgia Republican congresswoman. Greene’s embrace […]

Kindergarten Teacher in Charlotte Fired Over Antisemitic Tweet Defending Hitler

Charlotte, North Carolina skyline. Photo: Wikimedia Commons A kindergarten teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, was fired from his job on Monday following the discovery of antisemitic tweet that he posted over the weekend. Jarrin Wooten — a teacher at Sugar Creek, a K-12 charter school in northeast Charlotte — posted the tweet defending Nazi leader […]

Jamaal Bowman removes tweet criticizing Israel’s vaccine policy

WASHINGTON  — Freshman Democrat Jamaal Bowman removed a tweet that criticized Israel’s vaccine policy. The removal, first noted Thursday by Jewish Insider, urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ensure that Palestinians receive coronavirus vaccinations and added that “this cruelty is another reminder of why the occupation must end.” Israel, which is operating one of […]

Ayatollah still can tweet? Trump supporters point fingers at Iran’s leader… just as he runs into trouble with platform too

Bemoaning Donald Trump’s Twitter ban, many of the US president’s supporters and other proponents of free speech have pointed fingers at messages from Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accusing the platform of double standards. The US president was booted from the social media site for good on Friday, as Twitter embarked on a massive purge […]

Tweet no more: Twitter permanently bans Trump, citing ‘incitement of violence’

The US leader who became famous for his tweeting was permanently banned from the platform Friday, with Twitter citing the “risk of further incitement of violence.” The social platform had been under growing pressure to take further action against Trump following Wednesday’s deadly insurrection at the US Capitol. Twitter initially suspended Trump’s account for 12 […]

Police Embarrassed Over Tweet Complaining of “2 Reports of Snowballs Being Thrown” in Violation of Lockdown

A member of the public caught UK police violating their own lockdown rules during an encounter that was captured on camera. The clip shows a man approaching four officers who are sat at a table drinking coffee. Under Tier 4 restrictions, and now under the national lockdown as a whole, it is against the rules […]

Ivanka Trump deletes tweet calling pro-Trump rioters ‘patriots’

Ivanka Trump has deleted a tweet in which she referred to the mob of President Trump’s supporters violently rioting at the US Capitol building as “patriots”. On Wednesday, as pro-Trump rioters broke through security barricades and clashed with police to enter the Capitol Building in an effort to reject president-elect Joe Biden’s win, the president’s […]

Chicago Teachers Union Deletes Tweet: Reopening Schools ‘Rooted in Sexism, Racism, Misogyny’

Local 1 of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) deleted its tweet on Sunday that stated, “The push to reopen schools is rooted in sexism, racism and misogyny.” Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation Corey DeAngelis noted Monday CTU “filed a request for an injunction to stop in-person instruction that is supposed to start […]

Rashida Tlaib removes tweet with ‘river to the sea’ phrase

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., removed from her Twitter feed a retweet that said “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a phrase that has been associated with calls to wipe out Israel. On Nov. 29, the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Tlaib retweeted a tweet from an account that […]

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