‘Attack Tweet’ Amuses Gov. Cuomo

A visual approximation of what attack tweets from Andrew Cuomo could look like. (Photo composite: Spencer Platt/Getty)
A visual approximation of what attack tweets from Andrew Cuomo could look like. (Photo composite: Spencer Platt/Getty)

The governor of New York is extremely amused by the concept of an “attack tweet.”

Andrew Cuomo was asked today about City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s apparent social media broadside, in which she seemed to criticize his “SILENCE” on the East Harlem building collapse that rocked her district last week. Continue reading “‘Attack Tweet’ Amuses Gov. Cuomo”

Joe Lhota Still Touting Newspapers’ Primary Endorsements

Joe Lhota's Twitter background. (Photo: Twitter.com/@joelhota4mayor)
Joe Lhota’s Twitter background. (Photo: @joelhota4mayor)

Joe Lhota is still touting old endorsements in the mayor’s race.

Up until yesterday, Mr. Lhota’s campaign’s Twitter page prominently featured endorsements from the city’s three largest newspapers, even though they only backed him in the September 10 Republican primary when he was up against John Catsimatidis and George McDonald–not the November election. Continue reading “Joe Lhota Still Touting Newspapers’ Primary Endorsements”

Joe Lhota Ramps Up Attacks Against Bill de Blasio on Twitter, Too

A small sampling of Joe Lhota's aggressive new tweets.
A small sampling of Joe Lhota’s aggressive new tweets.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is not only increasingly tearing into his Democratic opponent on the campaign trail, he’s taking the brawl online.

Mr. Lhota’s campaign once used its official Twitter account to calmly tout Mr. Lhota’s accomplishments–rarely even mentioning Bill de Blasio by name. Continue reading “Joe Lhota Ramps Up Attacks Against Bill de Blasio on Twitter, Too”

Councilwoman’s Campaign Site Promotes Parody Twitter Account

The parody account. (Photo: Twitter/@SpeakerDickens)
The parody account. (Photo: Twitter/@SpeakerDickens)

Councilwoman Inez Dickens is openly jockeying to be the next speaker of the City Council, but it appears one Twitter account has already beat her to the punch.

Ms. Dickens recently revamped her re-election website, embedding a Twitter account called “SpeakerDickens.” The only problem is that the account is a parody feed that skewers Ms. Dickens.

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Weiner on Carlos Danger: ‘I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’

Anthony Weiner today. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Anthony Weiner today. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner may be owning up to his latest sex-messaging scandal. But his alleged secret online handle? Not quite.

Mr. Weiner dodged a question tonight about the name he reportedly ascribed to himself while engaging in his most recent explicit online chatting sessions: “Carlos Danger.”

Continue reading “Weiner on Carlos Danger: ‘I Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’”