Stephen Reader covers politics for It's a Free Country, WNYC's interactive politics site. He joined the station in 2010 and has also worked for Studio 360, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning show about art, culture, and creativity.
Politics Reporters Race to Tweet Earthquake Jokes, Outlets Race to Cover Tweets
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
There was an earthquake all up and down the East Coast. Everyone tweeted about it! Some of them were even clever.
We rounded up a few of our favorites from political reporters, likely thirsty for any excuse to not think about politics for a few minutes. But this is by no means a complete list. There are more Twitter faves here and here.
@SteveKornacki (Steve Kornacki, writer for Salon) Could better Obama speech-making have prevented this earthquake?
@dannyhakim (NY Times Albany Bureau Chief) Quake just in time for Indian Point's new ad campaign...
@pareene (Alex Pareene, writer for Salon) I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race
Azi Paybarah at the New York Observer was disappointed with the New York Post's uncharacteristically dull headline...
But he got a better alternative...