Some news of note, for those of you tracking personnel moves in the public relations industry of the Twin Cities.
DFL U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's former press secretary Isaiah Breen has joined Jewish Community Action of Minnesota, where he will serve as the nonprofit advocacy group's communications director.
OK, enough with the boring shit. Let's get to these tweets.
On Thursday, Breen wished a sincere goodbye to Ellison, his employer in Washington, D.C. for four years. This he did with a photo of the two of them lookin' like cool guy buddies.
That announcement got a lot of reaction from Breen's 6,000-some followers, some of whom had apparently missed his July announcement about moving to Minneapolis, or his "pinned" tweet that showed Ellison was hiring for his replacement.
Breen filled them in -- in his own way, by jokingly stating he'd been fired for making fun of Jamie Kirchik and Eli Lake, journalists with the New Republic and Bloomberg, respectively.
to be clear, keith fired me with prejudice after i said jamie kirchik and eli lake remind me of pinky & the brain. i'm so sorry to both. https://t.co/y7oAc4a89A— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
This went over... weirdly. Some people took it very seriously, none more so than Adam Kredo, a writer for the Washington Free Beacon, who treated Breen's tweets like a developing news story; Breen, in turn, treated Kredo like a puppet whose gaping mouth Breen was stuffing with both of its feet.
Within a couple hours, Breen (backed by his friends and followers, who both get and like his sense of humor) had weathered numerous challenges from Kredo, Lake, and other challengers.
Viewed in hindsight, it's like that scene in the movie where the guy's walking down an alley and is suddenly set upon by a pack of would-be assassins, and then a few seconds later all those guys are on the ground, and the main guy's walking out the other side of the alley rubbing his knuckles.
See for yourself.
what are you talking about i call out your ugliness all the time, bozo— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
when people ask you how i was as a flack, just tell them i went out like i came in: roasting eli lake's stupid oblong head— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
Yes. I want to. I'm just not entirely certain what happened. Email me: [email protected]— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) September 14, 2017
what happened is you're a punk bitch and you're even uglier than eli lake eyyyyyooo fuck you https://t.co/rgHhaXVPS6— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
adam kredo wants to do a story about how i got fired for tweeting should i give him a quote or what— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
well respected and liked investigative journalist adam kredo, reaches out to a source on a story of some import: pic.twitter.com/7Tb4bLwItx— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
not everyone can work at the illustrious *reads card* washington free beacon— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
no i got fired from there too https://t.co/CNFtFo3CdD— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
I personally like the hyperlink on BOFA— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) September 14, 2017
i know your website is like the news equivalent of the cleveland browns, but you could also mention that i, myself, am jewish too.— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
I've been friends with Eli this whole time and can't recall your name ever coming up https://t.co/Wz7uFQ5OH1— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 14, 2017
your name comes up a lot though when i talk about people who suck at writing https://t.co/1koHx32wsb— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
"court jew" he says while wearing what's clearly a medieval jester's mask of carson wentz's face. https://t.co/4KMLKYEnXo— Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) September 14, 2017
There are two takeways from this. One, Isaiah Breen is moving to the Twin Cities full-time, and we can therefore only expect to hear more of him as relates to things happening in the local Twitter environment. (Dear God, just imagine the #ControversialTwinCitiesTakes Isaiah's going to have for your not-ready asses.)
And two? This account is not to be fucked with lightly.
Consider laughing at it. It's what everyone else is doing. Almost everyone, anyway.
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