Tag Archives: Vox

‘Status quo Vox’: Matt Yglesias’ Trump and Reagan comparison is ‘another swing and a miss’

There’s plenty of debate these days revolving around the question of whether conservatives would end up backing Donald Trump is he were to be the eventual GOP nominee. Has Vox’s Matt Yglesias found an answer?

Nice try, but not really:

Kind of pitiful, isn’t it?

Yglesias has proven that not knowing what he’s talking about isn’t necessarily enough to prevent him from opining anyway.

How progressive! Vox’s Dylan Matthews committed as ever to screwing the working class

‘Ye gods’! Matt Yglesias, Vox working hard to ‘dumb down the rest of the world’

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/496714089067188224

Straight outta the “Why Didn’t We Think of This?” file:

http://twitter.com/#!/mattyglesias/status/496693895074676736

Another Smart Take™, Vox!

http://twitter.com/#!/johntabin/status/496712546972602368

Where would society be without the JuiceVoxers to steer us toward greatness?

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/496718255164497920

Snort.

http://twitter.com/#!/gordonshuckrow/status/496702186353864704

Hey, at least that’s a goal!

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Duuuude. Like, whoa.

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It is pretty amazing when you think about it.

http://twitter.com/#!/DanFosterType/status/496717682964971520

Shudder. That sounds horrible.

http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/496719727985557504
http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/496719225911001089

Um, yes please!

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Twitchy coverage of Matt Yglesias

Twitchy coverage of Vox

Charles Murray weighs in on Matt Yglesias’ ‘amazing tweet’ about Hitler and campus speakers

As Twitchy reported, a mob shut down a speech by American Enterprise Institute fellow Charles Murray Thursdaynight at Middlebury College before jumping on and rocking the car taking Murray off campus and injuring a professor in the process. We promise we’re not stalking Vox’s Matt Yglesias, but we did want to see just how old he is. If the Wikipedia page is correct, he would have been 13 or so when “The Bell Curve” was published and the liberal media went nuts, conducting the nearestthey could come to a book burning without actually lighting the thing on fire. That book alone would have ensured Murray his very own “extremist file”on the SPLC’s web site, andeven today, as when it was published, academics and pundits don’t need to read it to know how racist it is.

It’s too bad there can’t be a meeting of the minds over Yglesias’ tweet about campus speakers, but it takes two to tango.

Vox exposes accidental truth about Hillary Clinton. And it’s chilling

Good grief! Long for the days of OBAMA? That could happen, apparently. Because, take a gander at this inadvertent truth about Hillary Clinton offered up by Vox:

Save us.

Seriously. Is Vox so clueless that it thinks that is a GOOD thing? Please say yes … and let Hillary Clinton agree.

Exactly.

Crazy.

And in an exit nutshell with emphasis on “nut”:

Keep spreading this chilling truth, libs.

Morons! Here are Donna Brazile, MSNBC ‘vomiting Vox’s’ Hong Kong, Ferguson lie

http://twitter.com/#!/LiberalsRNuts/status/516596731497414656

The lows just keep getting lower for “lean forward” MSNBC.

As Twitchy reported, the idiots at Vox claimed that Hong Kong protesters were standing in solidarity with Ferguson. By putting their hands up. It would be unbelievable if it wasn’t, you know, Vox.

Epic mockery ensued, including a mock-tastic photo-filled hashtag. A WaPo reporter humiliated himself by defending Vox’s moronic lie.

VOX: Clickbait For Stupid People. http://t.co/jTk79FEERG. Sadly, it works. smh

— Christy J. (@NObamaGirl) September 29, 2014

@voxdotcom Wow – Vox proven to be wrong again. How many times will that happen this week? You really are stupid people.

— Me in Jersey (@Me_In_Jersey) September 29, 2014

Also stupid? MSNBC.

Hong Kong protesters mimic Ferguson’s "hands up, don’t shoot": http://t.co/GPgTP5Xd3T (Photo: Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty) pic.twitter.com/g0BsbQcrDg

— msnbc (@msnbc) September 29, 2014

Pitiful.

@msnbc This is truly pathetic, and yet a predictable angle for you. Wow.

— Elefante (@Calle_Elefante) September 29, 2014

Yep. Truth? Whatever! MSNBC has false narratives to push!

@msnbc You are the lowest of the low.

— winsome (@wfmccl) September 29, 2014

MT @msnbc: Hong Kong protesters mimic Ferguson’s "hands up, don’t shoot": pic.twitter.com/7Gjuv7Rudx

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 29, 2014

Except that those protesters in the picture said they didn't even know about Ferguson. https://t.co/ZfH31XaUZC @msnbc

— RB (@RBPundit) September 29, 2014

This is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. That's saying a lot for you MSNBC. @msnbc

— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) September 29, 2014

But wait! Another stupid thing enters the mix: Take it away, always befuddled Donna Brazile!

Hong Kong's protesters are using the "hands up, don't shoot" gesture from Ferguson, Missouri. #handsupdontshoot. http://t.co/TtUGvZcIGY

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 29, 2014

Oh sweetie.

.@msnbc Bush started it. pic.twitter.com/B497VzeAvY

— S.M (@redsteeze) September 29, 2014

Snicker.

On the plus side?

Nothing kicks off a Monday like a giant cup of stupid. Thanks @msnbc @WesleyLowery @voxdotcom #HandsUpDontShoot

— Jonathan (@JR_Delage) September 29, 2014

So there’s that!

Update: An exit question for Ms. Brazile:

@donnabrazile Did it dawn on you that ppl half way around the globe, fighting for their very freedom have no idea what #Ferguson even is?

— Paul Renick (@trumandie28) September 29, 2014

Related:

#HandsUpDontShoot: Don’t look now Vox, but your epic stupidity has a mock-tastic hashtag [photos]

‘No one is that dumb!’ Oh yes, Vox is. Take a look at THIS epic idiocy sparking snark [photo]

‘You’re embarrassing yourself’: WaPo reporter defends Vox’s Hong Kong/Ferguson knee-slapper

Twitchy coverage of Vox buffoonery

Instagram blocked and other updates from the ‘umbrella revolution’ in Hong Kong [photos]

‘Nailed it in advance’: Snark-elicious new angles on Hong Kong story

‘Invented in Missouri’: Hong Kong protesters using Ferguson ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture?

‘I want freedom’: Massive crowds, tear gas at Hong Kong democracy protests against China [photos]

John Sexton unconvinced by Vox’s ‘vague wishy-washy’ piece on Attkisson

http://twitter.com/#!/cdrusnret/status/528287473496252416

Were investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s work and home computers hacked? We’ll know a lot more when Attkisson releases her book “Stonewalled” next week and sits for TV interviews. The Washington Post did publish a summary of the book last Monday, and it seems that it is from this summary that Vox has come to the conclusion that “there’s not much reason to trust her conclusion that she was hacked.”

“…it seems more likely that she suffered from garden variety technical glitches that had nothing to do with government surveillance,” writes Vox’s Timothy B. Lee. “And strangely, the security expert Attkisson says confirmed her allegations has refused to talk to the Washington Post about it, citing a confidentiality agreement. This doesn’t inspire confidence.”

Breitbart’s John Sexton has read Vox’s argument, and he’s not convinced in the slightest.

Now that isn’t hard to believe.

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Katie Pavlich: Media trusts this administration over Sharyl Attkisson’s hacking claims?

WaPo reporter defends Vox claim Hong Kong protesters inspired by #Ferguson

http://twitter.com/#!/AG_Conservative/status/516430404254175233

Another Vox article is currently being relentlessly mocked.

What’s the latest embarrassment? Vox.com insinuated that demonstrators in Hong Kong using the “hands up” gesture were inspired by protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery helped Vox falsely link the two:

w/Hong Kong protesters now using it up as rallying cry, good time to re-read @mattdpearce on "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" http://t.co/SQScPkUX6g

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

Have always been fascinated by the "hands up, don't shoot" chant. If one point of chant is to elicit empathy, it works almost perfect.

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

Unlike other, more militant chants ("no justice, no peace"), the chant born from Ferguson gives critics nothing to scoff at

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

Nobody ever put their hands up and said “don’t shoot” before Ferguson?

Any claims that the “hands up” gesture from demonstrators in Hong Kong are inspired by Ferguson protesters aren’t true:

No connection between Hong Kong protesters and Ferguson “hands up don’t shoot” http://t.co/ASK1PIPTHn pic.twitter.com/U9a1Uwmmto

— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) September 29, 2014

But after he was called on it, Lowery continued to defend the position:

Why am I not surprised that @WesleyLowery fell for the made up claim that Hong Kong protestors were mimicking the Ferguson protest?

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 29, 2014

@AG_Conservative no one "fell" for a story. Whether purposeful or not, the chant and gesture have been exported – which is powerful

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

It’s been “exported” to Hong Kong? Keep spinning.

@AG_Conservative you're too dense to understand though

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

@WesleyLowery As usual, you are making things up. Where is there evidence the chant was "exported"? No proof it was used even once in HK.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 29, 2014

Dear @WesleyLowery, you're embarrassing yourself with this tweet. "Hands up" were exported? Are you insane? @AG_Conservative

— RB (@RBPundit) September 29, 2014

@RBPundit @AG_Conservative nothing embarrassing about a handful of dense hacks purposefully misreading things to level personal attacks

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

It isn’t inaccurate reporting, it’s just that people are reading it wrong. Got that?

.@WesleyLowery @RBPundit You make up a claim about the chant being "exported" and we are the hacks? Lol ok

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 29, 2014

Where's your evidence that the protesters in Hong Kong are even aware of the protesting styles in Ferguson? @WesleyLowery @AG_Conservative

— RB (@RBPundit) September 29, 2014

@RBPundit @AG_Conservative as I noted last night – we don't know that at all https://t.co/iloUn3vkxp

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) September 29, 2014

.@WesleyLowery Alright. Then a simple "I was wrong" would be nice. @AG_Conservative

— RB (@RBPundit) September 29, 2014

Amazing.

@EdB_Ohio @RBPundit @WesleyLowery Yep. it's hilarious. Some people don't know how to stop digging.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) September 29, 2014

According to the lefty US Media, from this day forward, anyone who puts their hands up in the air is doing so in solidarity with Ferguson.

— RB (@RBPundit) September 29, 2014

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More Twitchy coverage of Vox hilarity

Instagram blocked and other updates from the ‘umbrella revolution’ in Hong Kong [photos]

‘I want freedom’: Massive crowds, tear gas at Hong Kong democracy protests against China [photos]

‘Just grotesque’: Vox pounded for ‘moronic’ take on murders of 3 Israeli teens

http://twitter.com/#!/JonahNRO/status/484412469633626112

Hey, remember that time Vox wasn’t a hotbed of shameless hackery? Yeah, neither do we. Today, writer Max Fisher undertook the admirable task of Voxsplaining how Israel is exploiting the murders of three teens in order to bully those poor Palestinians.

http://twitter.com/#!/davidharsanyi/status/484411232636895232

No, really. Here’s how Fisher kicked things off:

Twenty days after three Israeli high school students were kidnapped in the West Bank merely for being there, two days after they were found murdered in an apparent execution by Hamas members, and one day after Israelis gathered nationally to mourn the deaths, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies on Israel’s political right appear to have extracted what they wanted from the crisis.

Nice, huh?

http://twitter.com/#!/moelane/status/484409877326876672
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But this is Vox we’re dealing with.

http://twitter.com/#!/FDRLST/status/484413389901692928

And actual journalism is nowhere to be found.

Commentary assistant editor Seth Mandel was rightfully repulsed:

http://twitter.com/#!/AceofSpadesHQ/status/484408828382183424

And he didn’t hold back:

http://twitter.com/#!/SethAMandel/status/484401199995973632
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Wisdom from Vox? Not a chance.

http://twitter.com/#!/TedSmit79515265/status/484411346931310592

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‘Settler trash’: Haters target three kidnapped Israeli teens

#EyalGiladNaftali: IDF identifies Hamas as kidnappers of 3 missing teens

Horrible: Kidnapped Israeli teens reportedly found dead; Netanyahu calls emergency meeting

‘Hamas will pay’: Netanyahu addresses the murder of abducted teens

Airstrikes target suspect in the killing of three kidnapped Israeli teens 

Israel mourns three murdered teens, emotional Netanyahu speaks at joint funeral [photos]

‘Must suck to be a progressive’: Vox Media code of conduct explains how to make work a safe space

Explaining truth to the masses even when they don’t know what they’re talking about might be good enough for Vox when it comes to dealing with its readers, but as far as employee-to-employee working relations go, that level of arrogance is discouraged by workers at the parent company, digital publisher Vox Media, Inc.:

And if that’s too much to take in all at once, feel free to retreat to your safe space of choice and take a little break.

Microaggression spotted:

Alert the attorneys, Vox Media!