Journalist: “Trump Blocked Me on Twitter and It’s Costing Me My Career”

Most of my writing is about the Trump administration. In fact, my mandate from Pacific Standard is “Trump and the law.” On Twitter, the bulk of my recent follower growth and new relationships with others in the politico-legal sphere have come out of responding quickly when the president tweets and engaging the threads of conversation that flow from those tweets.

So when President Donald Trump blocked me in June, apparently for suggesting that Russia influenced the outcome of the 2016 election, he harmed me professionally. Even though I knew @realDonaldTrump was important to my career, it still took me at least a few days to recognize how being blocked by the president on Twitter would affect me as a public intellectual.

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  • Clausewitz

    Waa waa waa……. Just because you’re a supposed Journalist doesn’t mean you have a right to access into the lives of everyone. Do your F’n job and do some “research”. These pantywaists got lazy during the Obama years as they acted as his Steno pool and now that they actually have to work for a living they’re all pissy. Tough shit.

  • andycanuck

    I think he means “pubic intellectual”.

    • Maurice Miner

      ‘Tis a she, I’m afraid. Therefore, she is undoubtedly a pubic intellectual, as they all are…

      • andycanuck

        Excuse my male patriarchy rearing its ugly head, comrade, for jumping to conclusion! Do not report me to the Toronto Star police, please.

        • Maurice Miner

          Sorry, you need to specify whether it is White Male Patriarchy (double-plus bad), or Black Male Patriarchy (not so bad), or Mohemmedan Male Patriarchy (double-plus good).

          You are edging closer and closer to the need for re-education, andycanuck…

  • Maurice Miner

    Rebecca Two-Dads is apparently female, and bitching because she can no longer voraciously suck the life-blood from the President’s personal twit-feed.

    So sorry, honey, them’s the breaks! How about, you know, doing a bit of “research” (as Clausewitz so eloquently suggested) rather than relying upon your “friend” status or whatever.

    Tough shit.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You know what would work?
    Getting a new Twitter account and then not acting like a partisan hack troll again on DJT’s Twitter feed so that you don’t get blocked again.
    Personally, I’m hoping death squads and one-way helicopter rides come back into fashion.

    • WalterBannon

      It would be nice if we lived up to all the slurs the left tells about us. I also say bring on the death squads. Heads on pikes for all the leftists!

      • canminuteman

        History shows that if we don’t put their heads on pikes they will eventually put ours on pikes. There is enough history now to know it is necessary self defense.

  • JohnfromToronto

    She calls herself a public intellectual? Shouldn’t she be known by the public? Who the hell is she?

    • Alain

      Maybe she meant “pubic” instead of “public”.

      • Shebel

        “She is too ugly to break out of the Brothel ”
        Justin !—-This must be worth a least 5 million.

  • Red-Pilled Conservative

    So of course some jackoff “progressive” masquerading as a federal judge will order Trump to unblock all of his Twit Trolls, because getting blocked is somehow suppressing your freedom of speech.

    If this case ever goes to SCOTUS, I can also see Justice Kennedy inventing another set of “rights” out of whole cloth, a-la Obergfell.

    • WalterBannon

      I see unintended consequence. No more safe spaces for progressive twitter users. The flood gates are open for nasty tweeting to exploding leftist heads.

    • tom_billesley

      Would the court make it compulsory for politicians to tweet, to feed the pondlife?

  • WalterBannon

    a law suit? for being blocked on twitter?

    What insane court does not throw that out on its face?

    If twitter does not intervene for trump they will find their platform destroyed and no one will be allowed to block anyone if some progressive judge agrees with this putz/fake journalist

  • Hard Little Machine

    She should take it up with twitter

  • Sharkibark

    Live by the sword, die by the sword. Or Twitter, same thing.

  • pdxnag

    The court variation of twitter troll is vexatious litigant. There remedy is a “ban” there too.

  • It probably made the litigant’s career. Blocked by Trump!

  • Mickey Oberman

    I wonder what a chart showing your Pro Trump news and your Anti Trump news would show.