Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Never underestimate the power of a technical writer...

...to make trouble for the alt-right when she's sick in bed with the flu and bored:
Gilliam, a technical writer from Texas, was bored with the flu when she created @SeanHannity__ early Saturday morning. The Fox News host's real account was temporarily deleted after cryptically tweeting the phrase “Form Submission 1649 | #Hannity” on Friday night. Twitter said the account had been “briefly compromised,” according to a statement provided to The Daily Beast, and was back up on Sunday morning.
When Gilliam made the account, she did not expect to be setting up a meeting over “other channels” for Assange to send “some news about Warner,” an apparent reference to Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
I was also stuck in bed with the flu way back on January 10 when I began my series on the evo-psycho bros

Although looking at that first post in the series I owe Pinker an apology - his publicly expressing far-fetched conspiracy theories about the Left is not actually due to creeping senescence, he's been banging that crazy drum for a couple of decades now, maybe more. 

And yet somehow the Vast Leftwing Anti-Science Conspiracy hasn't stopped Pinker from becoming a well-known, well-connected and probably very wealthy promoter of gender and racial essentialism, nor prevented him from promoting the work and careers of racists, right-wingers and members of the alt-right. 

How odd.