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Media columnist @washingtonpost; Author of ‘Ghosting the News': @nprbooks Best Books of 2020; Porchlight’s 'Public Affairs Book of the Year’; #billsmafia

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The three phases of local journalism, brought to you by Bernie Sanders at the inauguration:
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanNEWS: The number of Covid-19 patients in New York hospitals has increased, again, to 9,273. @NYGovCuomo says 6.84%… https://t.co/y6qrCX6sXT
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanIt is exceedingly grim. https://t.co/G25gXYSazU
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanThe final count. Never would have believed this number was possible when we started four years ago.… https://t.co/M7Uem7AKir
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanNew: Michael Pack, the Trump appointee who has attempted to reshape @VOANews and other government-funded internatio… https://t.co/Pqh4mRE5Ti
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanA lot of chatter on Fox about Biden being partisan for signing a bunch of executive orders today. Sandra Smith: "W… https://t.co/Av78AEmv4K
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanHe said this just after freshening his resume and checking his 401K https://t.co/SxHWtIkAQsWell that’s it. The ceremony is over and Amanda Gorman is now the president.
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivanwhat https://t.co/YQS39PKYaW
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanIt's interesting; listening to Amanda Gorman, I thought about the fact that sometimes you are the person who gives… https://t.co/TVz1dG17cv
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanA skinny Black girl descended from slaves...I am in tears.
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanJust as the American Founding Fathers intended, the transfer of the @POTUS Twitter account is complete
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan"We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured." Yes. So much yes.
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanCouldn’t agree more @cgreensit Ha! @choytstevens @ladygaga AlwaysThere are some *outfits* hereLove a well-enunciated reminded that Lady Gaga is a trained music nerd.
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivanmy EVERYTHING for how the announcer said Lady Ga Ga!
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanBernie’s obviously got a full day planned going to the post office and picking up firewood. https://t.co/qh7RYvOkMH
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanSenators Warnock and Ossoff of Georgia, at the Biden inauguration, this morning: @TheRealAndrew_ https://t.co/309GlJtxM9
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanEugene Goodman, Capitol police hero, will escort @KamalaHarris to #Inauguration2021, reports @jeffzeleny of @CNN
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanIf you cover Trump's Big Lie, it's not enough to say election fraud claims are baseless. Explain each time that it'… https://t.co/W9c2dhfp3t
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanIf the last four years has taught us anything, it’s that Americans need to be actively engaged in the work of democ… https://t.co/PV4lkwcySO
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @farhip Tiny desk (concerts) @phileil @abrahamjoseph @david_j_roth @TimothyDSnyder @jasonintrator @DrIbram @RobinGivhan Thanks very much. That’s good company.Go, @Jonesieman! https://t.co/bXhAJ9uQi8President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign 17 executive actions today in the Oval Office including: -National mask ma… https://t.co/3M2Is9qIPO
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @MrDanZak Proper use of direct address, though @JerryZremski Be careful out thereReally important story. Fox's Arizona call *only* mattered because it interfered with Trump's plan to call the elec… https://t.co/Ak2S1uDxId
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanNEW: Precisely 1 year to the day after Patient One admitted to hospital in Everett WA, Biden inherits worst pandemi… https://t.co/13l32Epx7N
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanFox launches 'purge' to 'get rid of real journalists,' in case you were feeling overly optimistic about the health… https://t.co/wFBLTs0mnO
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanShortly after pardoning congressmen and lobbyists convicted of corruption, Trump releases an order at 1:07 a.m. re… https://t.co/JZEx7GRxiv
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanThe tail is wagging the dog. ⁦@ChrisStirewalt⁩ was such an asset to FNC. Just because the audience didn't like the… https://t.co/A9BHTzxiSe
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanI wrote a personal piece about what it was like to spend four years fact checking every word from Donald Trump: https://t.co/kdG8koHAuY
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan"He watches every show" Somebody inscribe that in Latin on the Trump Memorial https://t.co/bxiSuN9Xu1
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanVia @sarahellison, a penetrating report about @foxnews layoffs. Chris Stirewalt gone. Moves come "amid" concerns by… https://t.co/NIuuwPspBU
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanWell that settles that, I guess. Abandoning any pretense to "news," Fox clearly committed to going as full MAGA a… https://t.co/PKdmlgFfwB
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanFox said Biden would win Arizona. Biden did win Arizona. Which created a crisis at Fox. Now, heads have rolled. Thi… https://t.co/Ukd9jumMAz
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanI wish that Fox would have heeded @Sulliview's suggestion that they "go ahead and lean right ... But do it with an… https://t.co/kXK0EqSata
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan
1/20
2021
Fox News correctly predicted Arizona election results earlier than anyone else. So why were the two top editorial v… https://t.co/EsFR0trj4V
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanThis is great. ⁦@SenRonJohnson⁩ writes an oped for the ⁦@js_politics⁩ and they footnote it to correct the lies. https://t.co/0kUMZJA4ML
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanQuite the opposite. Not a huge surprise https://t.co/gzYm4dOILm“I stuck with it as long as I could,” says former Fox News host Shep Smith. But does he think some of his former co… https://t.co/3RJWITLKh8
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanJust out: the last episode of the Trump Inc. podcast from ⁦@propublica⁩ and ⁦@WNYC⁩. Very much worth your time, as… https://t.co/rgmtKRVFyg
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanWhen, in 1990, Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law had to pull out of a public debate with her over the ethics of the ad… https://t.co/0M4axYCFzg
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanThis must be a first: ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN will all have women journalists as their chief White House corresponden… https://t.co/1FVGEQvveE
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanMaria Bartiromo will get a tryout as Fox's new 7 pm host A news staffer tells me: "It is ludicrous and dishearteni… https://t.co/8DoOK1Bfq8
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanTHE FIRST LATINA to serve as Chief White House Correspondent for a major U.S. broadcast network. It took a while, b… https://t.co/p5pRs4uHRx
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanJust what we don’t need. .... At Fox News, a post-election shake-up brings more opinion at the expense of news. Goo… https://t.co/J6Fudq1P6j @marlermedia @AshleyRParker @washingtonpost Senior Washington correspondent, a broader role, for @PhilipRucker who comes off a great stintAlso the excellent @CleveWootson who had quite a journalistic yearAmong others joining Post’s White House team: @AnnieLinskey @mviser @WaPoSean.@AshleyRParker named new White House bureau chief for @washingtonpost — and that is richly deserved.Below from the author of the Frederick Douglass biography that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for history https://t.co/W68kVOOvLDGOP Rep. Lauren Boebert gave Capitol tour to "large" group before the riots, Democratic lawmaker says https://t.co/eQTrMccEbb
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanFrom @ktumulty: Get ready for reality-grounded White House press briefings https://t.co/dFYpMJ0ycD
1/19
2021
"Jacobs needs to resign because he swore an oath to the Constitution and did not uphold his oath to the Constitutio… https://t.co/AajUmTLE61
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanNews: Embattled Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham resigns via @TaraBahrampour https://t.co/1yP6wZfbg2
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanJuicy profile by ⁦@kheller⁩ of Roberta Kaplan, lawyer for Mary Trump and E. Jean Carroll in the suits against the s… https://t.co/eAiVvN2wvS @liamstack @MiriamElder Quite a look @SominiSengupta Thanks, SominiRelevant ideas here for those of us who encounter Big Lies on our beats, like public health and climate https://t.co/91sww5G64g
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @Sulliview While the reporters are at it, they should also see if their prospective guest can pronounce the name of… https://t.co/QC2aYAW4zr
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanFox Agreed to Pay for Telling Lies. But It Insisted on One Unusual Condition. https://t.co/dfoIZVFXF9
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan“5 days before her death, she filed a piece to her editor. It was about non-smokers who get lung cancer—a story ...… https://t.co/AwT71PJ4WO
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan"A political litmus test for Republicans: Fail it, lose your TV slot." That's @MattNegrin in the Washington Post,… https://t.co/v83BmSfCPa
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanInstead of all of us just megaphoning the same lame nonfamous dude who thinks @SecondGentleman is being emasculated… https://t.co/ayiYQOePj3
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan
1/18
2021
5 years ago today I was freed from Evin prison in #Iran. @YeganehSalehi and I boarded a plane for a new life we cou… https://t.co/DFDPaMyAr7
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @liamstack I’m sure we are crowdsourcing this right now. @liamstack Oh maybe they are... I don’t actually know and have been puzzled. @liamstack That what’s here is (implied duh) “New York,” that everyplace else is not New York. @liamstack Do you like her blue paper booties??Also, I’ve come very close to saying “pretend it’s a city” to people… https://t.co/1vhNisXRiv @ScottNover Hitting the wall is something I’ve heard from a lot of people lately.I do however strongly endorse @Sulliview’s@plea for more context. See https://t.co/2N9w3iCWAd
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @feliciasonmez As somebody else noted, just wait for the NFL running back whose legacy was marred ..."...whose legacy was marred by a murder conviction"? Phil Spector killed a woman, and this is how Rolling Stone ch… https://t.co/vJbWHtZi6W
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @GenePark He is very dear @chronsnyder Gotta tryThis is passionate and well said. I wonder if it is persuasive. https://t.co/dvQbhJvoYe"Our goal should go beyond merely putting truthful information in front of the public. We should also do our best t… https://t.co/fSzUm6lcvo
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan"Three ways the media can vanquish the Big Lie that will linger even after Trump is gone" by @Sulliview. (One of wh… https://t.co/E1Z4Q11JBl
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanWAPO @Sulliview gives her perspective: “Journalists long ago made a virtue of getting input from both sides of an i… https://t.co/xHZoW3upIK
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanRead this moving piece by @MollyJongFast: 'When my mom called me from the Javits Center to tell me that she & my st… https://t.co/9DYQ0uAZJo @MsMaryRuthie @Faith_Salie @WajahatAli https://t.co/LKRB4A2Mv5 @MsMaryRuthie @Faith_Salie @WajahatAli I did that recently too! See the Betye Saar exhibit. Very moving. @Faith_Salie @WajahatAli I had a terrific visit recently to the @MuseumofCityNY and highly recommendThe voting "irregularity" the Hawley's keep talking about is Black and Hispanic viewers turned out en masse to over… https://t.co/N4VaOfJ9Y9
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanGood read (useful beyond Trump!) - engage in verification and explanation, don't just label something as wrong -… https://t.co/S32w4XVd37
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanIn an incredibly poignant, heartbreaking moment @RepRaskin told @jaketapper he refuses to lose his son in 2020 and… https://t.co/ZNmJsfT0OE
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan"Maybe the right read on this isn’t 'Josh knows better' but 'Josh knows exactly what he’s doing.' Excellent, scary… https://t.co/yK2ggZCX1w @Sulliview I agree, Margaret. This is why I want the next phase of my work to bring in other disciplines to reimagi… https://t.co/jJcxniA6Zq
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @jeffjarvis Thank you! Will read with interest, Jeff.EXCLUSIVE: Trump allies -- like a former campaign staffer and even his former personal lawyer, John Dowd -- have so… https://t.co/2DLY1elTWu
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret SullivanParticularly important in this article is noting that "just asking questions" is the same thing, functionally, as d… https://t.co/AZFpyAxa8N
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @DeanBaker13 YepThey had an amazing time!!! Go, Bills!!! #BillsMafia https://t.co/kU6mXzRrGRWhen writing about lies, quit relying on shorthand phrases like “without evidence.” Spend a few sentences on explan… https://t.co/aryeP5LTwr
Retweeted by ☀️ Margaret Sullivan @TinambaRoad @JohnJHarwood Hmmm, didn’t realize that. Well, whatever works, baby! :(
1/17
2021

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