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Oblivier Knox
19 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:58pm
@d_twit @vulpusvulpus35 @juliemason @BubblesVampire @AdamReizner Juliviers?

Oblivier Knox
20 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:58pm
This is fascinating. (And timely). https://t.co/rm4ZBrkyPI

Oblivier Knox
24 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:53pm
@dibartz 'tis true!

Oblivier Knox
26 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:52pm
@vulpusvulpus35 @juliemason @BubblesVampire @d_twit @AdamReizner Thank you, Kathy!

Oblivier Knox
30 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:48pm
what if the real editors are the friends we made along the way?

Oblivier Knox
33 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:45pm
@magancrane @JamesFallows @jackshafer [UPDATES; FIXES verb tenses.]

Oblivier Knox
40 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:38pm
@jetjocko Cutting is for closers, Adam.

Oblivier Knox
47 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:31pm
@JamesFallows @jackshafer Every (different, good) response to Jack from reporters and editors is both disproving his comment and proving it.

Oblivier Knox
50 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:28pm
@jetjocko The thing about being an editor is that it's really rewording.

Oblivier Knox
53 minutes ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:25pm
@EamonJavers Offices of Pravda. Stalin has visited a pig farm. But how to caption the photograph? “Pigs and Comrade Stalin”? “Comrade Stalin Among Pigs”? Lives are in the balance. The editor finally makes a decision: “Third From Left: Comrade Stalin.”

Oblivier Knox
1 hour ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 5:14pm
I heard this one on my first day in (paid) journalism. From an editor. https://t.co/fQmWSzqxT5

Oblivier Knox
1 hour ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 4:46pm
RT @LeoShane: As November approaches, still no sign of the annual @DeptVetAffairs suicide report. https://t.co/yqMqtNlMTj

Oblivier Knox
1 hour ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 4:40pm
@msimpson32 Doesn't need to. It's crap. These people think you're stupid.

Oblivier Knox
1 hour ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 4:27pm
@MikeMadden For your readers, too. ;-)

Oblivier Knox
1 hour ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 4:25pm
@ZichtRichard awwwwww

Oblivier Knox
2 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 3:46pm
@lizzieohreally the "used to be"?

Oblivier Knox
3 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:26pm
@dcbigjohn sub-optimal.

Oblivier Knox
3 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:25pm
@dcbigjohn @JillFilipovic jim

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:17pm
@JillFilipovic You're saying its advocates should...fall back?

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:13pm
@mattdizwhitlock @nowthisnews After the example/counter-example of Bush and Obama you'll never convince me that that approach works.

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:13pm
ugh, *another* year filled with HAHRQ, DKUMOF, and FYNA? https://t.co/eaLtQxh5AD

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:10pm
as I keep saying on the radio machine. https://t.co/HTYw0jyQrw

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 2:01pm
@mattdizwhitlock @nowthisnews We see this dynamic again and again. Obama folks regretted not breaking out stimulus tax cuts as checks, rather than just paycheck adjustments, because people don't "see" them the same way. People are weird about money.

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:55pm
It's a small mercy, but will save a lot of French parents' sanity: Gardens and parks will stay open in this new "lockdown." (Shout-out to my bro and SIL, and their three boys under 10 years old).

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:35pm
@AthertonKD https://t.co/BBoGW3mLtm


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Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:33pm
@scottlincicome TiksTok.

Oblivier Knox
4 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:20pm
We need to reframe That Story. It's biased. I suggest: "A thriving colony of NYC rats was peacefully minding its own rat business when the roof caved in and a thrashing bipedal monster came crashing down in a flagrant and unprovoked attack."

Oblivier Knox
5 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 1:02pm
Some @DefenseBaron content. https://t.co/CqgG8Mv1z3

Oblivier Knox
5 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 12:41pm
oops better link: https://t.co/ORexGfPif3

Oblivier Knox
5 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 12:41pm
@froomkin oh booo

Oblivier Knox
5 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 12:35pm
@froomkin I linked!!!

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:53am
8/8 Just to emphasize how bonkers it was, here’s the transcript https://t.co/qB78M9C9H4

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:51am
Reporters *not* bound by the agreement filed stories outing Cheney (here, via @froomkin, is an account of this whole silly episode https://t.co/G6fnZYkBTr…). But wait! There's more!

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:50am
the entire traveling press attended. I can't speak to whether everyone filed. How did Cheney -- sorry, the "senior administration official" -- start this briefing? "The reason the President wanted me to come..." The entire briefing was full of "I" "me" "my"

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:50am
5/N that it would be "on background" - meaning that we would only be able to attribute his comments to a "senior administration official." We argued with them. They did not budge. We had to make two decisions: Attend or not? File a piece or not?

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:49am
4/N The trip started out as Japan-Guam-Sydney. In Sydney, they added stops in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (I'm simplifying how this works). Flying out of Afghanistan, towards Oman, Cheney press staff told the traveling press that we'd get a q-and-a with Cheney BUT

Oblivier Knox
6 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:48am
3/N This one I did experience. Scene: Air Force Two (a C-17 flying out of Afghanistan). Players: then-Vice President Dick Cheney, exhausted traveling press, exhausted Cheney staff.

Oblivier Knox
7 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:12am
2/N This one I did not experience, but someone close to Rumsfeld confirmed it. Rumsfeld, flying back from a NATO summit, going "on background" (no name or title) to attack Kissinger. Annoyed reporters conferred and agreed to source "the seniormost official on Rumsfeld's plane."

Oblivier Knox
7 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 11:07am
Since « senior administration official » Twitter is apparently a thing, this edition of Storytime With Uncle Olivier will be my two favorite (or « favorite ») « SAO » stories...1/N

Oblivier Knox
7 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:34am
RT @ZekeJMiller: Per FAA, Trump will be in Sterling Heights, MI and Rome, GA on Sunday and Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA and Grand Rapids, MI on Monday (Just the initial advisories for what is expected to be a breakneck 48 hours of travel for the president)

Oblivier Knox
7 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:29am
Stay with this to the end! https://t.co/drLmD0kez1

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:16am
US ambassador to France denounces latest attacks in France, expresses America’s « total solidarity » with France https://t.co/IwNObZcDmb

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:14am
@fwsunder it is!

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:13am
@ScoreSomeElli Sadly it is long gone.

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:11am
You need a strong stomach to read this. https://t.co/DWpJpWVrvb

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:07am
Bottom right is « Kerylos, » a luxury villa done in the manner of an ancient Greek home - all things electrical, or modern plumbing, are hidden. (Not pictured: My grandfather’s grocery/wine store). https://t.co/C5KpCmdslg

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 10:00am
I believe @hollybdc got video of Romney nearly trampling my breakfast. https://t.co/sQKudqhqk8

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 9:38am
RT @AFP: #UPDATE A man wielding a knife at a church in the French city of Nice killed three people, slitting the throat of at least one, and injured several others before being apprehended by police, officials said Thursday https://t.co/d6ONIRZNUd

Oblivier Knox
8 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 9:23am
@DaveClark_AFP Lafayette nous sommes ici to ensure Twitter applies its clearly written and consistently applied rul—wait I think I see the problem

Oblivier Knox
9 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 9:15am
what in the https://t.co/wj1lJKwTdH

Oblivier Knox
9 hours ago:   Thursday Oct 29 - 8:56am
@ron_fournier yes but satirical account

Oblivier Knox
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 7:57pm
@TaraCopp this guy is unwell but my sympathy only goes so far

Oblivier Knox
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 6:56pm
@JohnWhitely good Q. I'm not sure!

Oblivier Knox
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 6:46pm
Thoughts with @dcbigjohn and all of my other Gulf Coast peeps. https://t.co/AZHOC5B14T

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 5:28pm
@ally_harp I would tell you, but then you'd make a really shitty witness at trial

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 5:27pm
I HAVE SEEN YOUR YARD THERE CANNOT POSSIBLY BE ANY LEAVES LEFT WHAT ARE YOU LEAF-BLOWING IT'S BEEN HOURS STAAAHHHHHP

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 5:04pm
@Jolly_Cricketer @juliemason we have shared custody of the thunder

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 5:03pm
I'm surely not the only (former) congressional correspondent to approach lawmakers with variations on "so, pretty crazy, right?" and let them fill in the gaps. https://t.co/vOQPDcYESl

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:57pm
Thread/Fil. https://t.co/lqno12kjWQ

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:45pm
Less than a week before Nov 3, and neither candidate has a clear plan for addressing forced monkey labor. https://t.co/QSPEEsOOyD

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:43pm
@kathrynw5 I see what you did there

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:40pm
@svdate @JeffSadosky @gtconway3d White House grounds has basically never mattered. Reagan announced his reelect from behind the Resolute Desk, did ads from the South Lawn. Carter did Oval Office ads.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:30pm
This remains amazing to me. https://t.co/Xel3bjwe9s

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:25pm
@k_abides nope. it's all gone.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:17pm
A good friend reminds me that this is happening: https://t.co/oqv3sFLYGN


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Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:11pm
@Carlsonsports @janesports @AFP Hi Michael. AFP is a global newswire that provides the news in a dizzying array of foreign languages, including English. I wrote for the English service. You could, and can, find AFP in many major English-language dailies around the world.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:07pm
@anthonywarren I was very confused when I read the novel (after seeing the movie).

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:07pm
what in the https://t.co/BXfHkEWZcQ

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:05pm
@anthonywarren In the original ET screenplay, ET's favorite snack was M&Ms. (I got the novel of the movie, and the favorite snack was M&Ms.) BUT apparently Hershey objected, late. So they switched it to Reese's Pieces, which really had not much market share. And presto.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:03pm
RT @davelevinthal: In a related campaign rally / bill pay matter: https://t.co/nQafAXtU8T https://t.co/Eq4IuqTeC9

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:01pm
@anthonywarren You know the whole M&Ms versus Reese's Pieces thing, right?

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 4:00pm
@anthonywarren everything ok, Anthony?

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 3:55pm
RT @janesports: NFL is closing all team facilities on Nov. 3 so that players and staff can vote. That's meaningful.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 3:49pm
@mchastain81 omg it really was

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 3:48pm
RT @jacobsoboroff: Miles Taylor was a critical part of the team that decided to separated thousands of migrant kids from their parents, resulting in lifelong psychological trauma. He would like you to believe otherwise.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 3:45pm
Covering the Gore 2000 campaign, I complained to Lehane that he was using too many (American) football analogies for my @afp readers. He came out one day and only used soccer/cricket/tennis analogies. ("We just have to find the back of the net.") Colleagues, unamused. https://t.co/ShyISsvmZi

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 3:43pm
@mrreactionary was unaware there was one. by whom?

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 2:52pm
@lifesafeast Louis de Funes!

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 2:21pm
Gonna have to mute "fridge" after muting "island" and I worry that I'm going to miss quality content about A Very Special Gilligan's Island episode.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 2:12pm
@rachelerman that and tracking browser activity when logged off -- this is what I mean, i feel like it's a pattern

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 2:09pm
@rachelerman There was some big Facebook policy thing a couple of hearings ago when he said he wasn't familiar and tech reporters ended up showing that was basically impossible.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 1:22pm
Um 12% of Americans have a positive view of North Korea and more Americans dislike Iraq than China? https://t.co/SAU0hChaRL

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 1:07pm
@jacobsoboroff Not the biggest surprise of the day tbqh

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:19pm
@wolraich I haven’t! Is it like that? who gets the $?

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:18pm
@EScufflegrit yes, something like that

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:18pm
@JillDLawrence I agree, but did not feel as ambitious as you 🤓

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:13pm
@Wolfrum That sector does tend to lead the way.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:13pm
@daanielaaguilar I won’t name mine but I have a lot.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:12pm
I don’t know whether this would be viable, whether it would cannibalize existing full-fare subscribers, etc.

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:10pm
@jenhab « Melissa, considering your coverage of Australian spiders, we thought we’d connect you with our client... »

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 12:09pm
No one: Me: There are about 20 news outlets from which I read under 5 articles per month, and consequently balk at subscribing. Wish it were possible to subscribe to all of them, even while capping my total articles per month (at different levels for different $ levels).

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 11:49am
Don’t overlook this worsening dispute, and its potentially global echoes. https://t.co/RsGz55SzyA

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 11:23am
I’m not a tech reporter, don’t track this stuff, but how many times at various hearings has Zuckerberg said he’s not aware of people/policies that he’s asked about? @rachelerman ? https://t.co/cNTnj0LFRn

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 11:20am
This, from my home state, is wild. https://t.co/y8z9nhqUBs

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:49am
@mchastain81 WHOA

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:48am
The palais, he has intrigue. https://t.co/847lLHwupD

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:40am
RT @thehowie: Just published by my @yale & @yalesom colleagues. “...tracking SARS-CoV-2 RNA concentration in sewage sludge provides a 3 to 5 day lead time over tracking hospital admissions, consistent with purely statistical time series analysis previously reported” https://t.co/7dSE3t2EI5 https://t.co/qBjVuPpveP

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:38am
@eddiem888 @juliemason Gonna be pretty wild!

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:37am
@jitjoshi WHOOAAAAA that is heretical

Oblivier Knox
1 day ago:   Wednesday Oct 28 - 10:37am
@SueCrean @juliemason I always love joining Julie!