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Last 50 tweets from @benyt
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Shoulda gotten himself inoculated against DEEBO-19
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The British decision to go public about the coup plot is aimed at getting the upper hand in an info war with Russia should the Kremlin decide to topple the Zelensky government 1/
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People love the open web because they know they can have agency & control over the experience, and they know it’s still a place where people make things that have heart & soul. Even if they can’t articulate it, they can just tell.
In reply to @benyt
didn't rupert murdoch famously call in a bum tip to the Post about gephardt being the 2004 VP pick
Replying to @MattZeitlin
Yeah, he's a legendary source in his newsrooms
The sort of thing you look for in a media proprietor…
Happy 15th birthday to The Politico!
Replying to @HowardMortman
I'm trying to figure out how I wound up in that sports jacket
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“The paper found pseudo-profound bullshit is a good strategy for gaining prestige.”😶
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When was last time Trump had to go to a property that wasn't his own for a party committee event (other than the White House)? First in awhile >
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In reply to @tomgara
After some brief research, best I can find is: the NASDAQ peaked on November 19, the day that Ken Griffin beat out the crypto guys in a bidding war for the constitution
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The only good thing about the West Elm situation is that it’s possible that in the next 24 hours, Hellman’s Mayonnaise is going to have to publish a notes app screenshot where it promises to listen and do better
In reply to @bridgetwi
Kicking off the week with a mega session with Daniel, no better way!
Tweeting the unblurred zoom links is stressing me out
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Fascinating piece on Norway's approach to developing Olympians by letting "kids be kids". Pretty much the exact opposite of the US model of obsessive specialization and competition from an early age.
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NEW: Ed Mermelstein, a new appointee of the @ericadamsfornyc admin, has ties to longtime public relations exec Ronn Torossian, Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg and has done work w/ the Trump Org.
Mermelstein used to be a Torossian client.
Top Eric Adams appointee did business with Trump and a Russian oligarch who was sanctioned by the U.S.
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⁦ “When you go to write the piece, you have to sort of take a breath and say to yourself, Okay, I'm not writing this for this person. I'm writing this for the reader.”

@MJSchulman⁩, who profiled Jeremy Strong. H/t ⁦⁦…
Longform Podcast #472: Michael Schulman Longform
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Hats off to @theintercept, for its methodical, incisive #FOIA battle w/ @NIH. Email by email, it is prying loose info critical to the #COVIDOrigin debate. Read the latest installment by @fastlerner and @MaraHvistendahl:…
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In reply to @matt_levine
there should be a higher tier of twitter blue where for $9 a month twitter will let you put someone else's ape in a hexagon

I’m super excited for the opportunity to Chair the Education Committee. I look forward to advocating on behalf of students alongside my fellow Council Members.  

Thank you @NYCSpeakerAdams. I’m ready, willing, and eager to get to work!
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West Elm Caleb is a cad and a lout, but the online mob that doxxed him to millions of people is…. Very Not Good. TikTok had a taste of its first Justine Sacco moment…
Caleb From West Elm Is Bad At Dating But Probably Didn't Deserve Being Pushed Through The TikTok Meat Grinder
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Eric Adams' latest filing shows that he just refunded Brock Pierce's $2,000 contribution from Dec. 2020.
Adams campaign ignored when I asked to explain why.
Excellent piece on what seem like end times for the worst of the China-Hollywood relationship…
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“I’m too short to see anyone’s yarmulkes."
-- Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), January 2022…
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I am receiving my first paycheck of the year in the form of rent money for my apartment.
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These stories from centenarian NYC family businesses, from @sssmaldo & @Cliff_Michel, are warming my day.…
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Want a new subway line between Brooklyn and Queens? Me too and this is an excellent thread by @ndhapple summarizing tantalizing possibilities and prosaic problems and roadblocks
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pretty interesting job!
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Me and my gameboy @CaseyNewton talk Microsoft-Activision and mergers at 8 pm ET tonight on our weekly @TwitterSpaces with @ShiraOvide @KYWeise and maybe some special guests:…
Replying to @msh200 @felixsalmon
Congrats on the promotion to managing Felix's twitter, Scott
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Subway platform doors are €2.6 million per station in Paris, $10 million in Montreal, and…$50 million in NYC. This is why our transit system can’t improve – building even simple things costs 10x what it should, and our politicians are fine with that……
The case of the missing platform doors
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1. 📚 NEWS! My manifesto is dropping this summer!

The Human Toll When Inequality and Disease Collide

Coming 8/2/2022

Pre-order now!
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"In Sep, a declassified report ordered by the State Department and obtained by @BuzzFeedNews, concluded that the the call of the Indies short-tailed cricket may be responsible for producing the high-frequency sounds"-@RollingStone (@dvergano)…
Congrats to @laloeffelstiel, who did incredible work on the Axel Springer story, on her new job at Spiegel…
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Today we published the transcript of our latest ⁦@nytopinion⁩ focus group w/ 14 independents (voted for both Obama & Trump) on Biden’s first year. It was searing & surprising - surprising because many weren’t furious but resigned & out of hope.…
Opinion | 14 Independent Voters on Bidens First Year and Why Theyre Worried
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I understand why Apple thought there should be more options than just a binary ‘do not disturb’ switch but I have no idea what’s going on in this screen
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BREAKING: CIA says that the mysterious symptoms known as Havana Syndrome are not the result of a sustained global campaign by a hostile power aimed at hundreds of American diplomats and spies.
CIA says 'Havana Syndrome' not result of sustained campaign by enemy
In reply to @lizkimtweets
He’s going to get Ben Smith’s old job at the @nytimes @benyt
Replying to @ragonepr @lizkimtweets and 1 otherfalse
He'd be good at it.... cc @carolynryan
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Any question of whether Trump runs seem to have been answered this morning. His aides have always signaled that if the investigations progressed that he would run for president again
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In today's @markets newsletter, I wrote about the macro anxiety of inflation and more Fed rate hikes. But also a separate and maybe unrelated selloff of just diminishing speculative appetite.

Sub' here:…
Amazing glimpse into several hidden worlds from @praddenkeefe…
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A new study on cryptocurrencies & inequality concludes: "despite the heavy emphasis on decentralization in cryptocurrencies, the wealth distribution remains in-line with the real-world economies"…
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Every industry gets the artist it deserves. Great piece by ⁦@ShawnMcCreesh⁩: How Agnieszka Pilat Became Silicon Valley’s Favorite Artist…
How Agnieszka Pilat Became Silicon Valleys Favorite Artist
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The post-Trump post right or whatever might like to think of themselves as an innovative intellectual movement, but imo they're doomed to fail because the key element of Trumpism - being obsessed with, and defining yourself and your opponents by media consumption- is here to stay
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It is cool to get @azeen in paper form, on a story that is super interesting and nuanced (something she has been doing for many years, this is a subtweet)…
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had a lot of amazing experiences in this theater but the best was probably watching a woman laugh so hard during a matinee of Dirty Grandpa that she took off her shoe and started beating the handicap railing with it
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The Bronx DA quietly dropped all 43 charges against a Rikers Island physician's assistant accused of raping and sexually abusing women detainees at the jail complex, blaming discovery reform from 2020 even though the case was indicted in 2017…
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The unbreakable @jmartNYT and me on the Trump-DeSantis skirmish…
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Sacrifice mitigated by the fact that Arlington has pretty good takeout:…
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Here’s Boris Johnson’s fightback plan according to @thesundaytimes. It’s been dubbed “Operation Red Meat” 🥩…
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