Magazine December 3, 2018, Issue

Apologia pro Tweeta Sua

Imagine Walter Cronkite standing on a street corner with a megaphone, shouting, “I wish sharp-toothed night weasels would gnaw off Nixon’s testes!” CBS brass would send down a team with a stiff white coat to prevent him from saying anything more because he was clearly unwell. But now you’re expected to be awful on Twitter, just to show how attuned you are to these awful times.

A very important Twitter person — he has a blue check by his name, which means he’s big and influential — expressed his views on the lumpendeploratariat:

“Sometimes I think about America’s sedentary, heart-diseased, fast-food

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