Twitter has shut down @salondotcom, the brilliant parody account making fun of the actual loony-leftishness of the web magazine. Lo, it turns out that one of the geniuses behind @salondotcom was one of our TAC alumni!:
At approximately 5:50 P.M. EST, it became known that Twitter had shut down @Salondotcom, a hilarious parody of Salon run by The Daily Caller’s opinion editor, Jordan Bloom, and his roommate, Rob Mariani. @Salondotcom constantly tweeted fake headlines that perfectly aped Salon‘s everyone-is-racist-and-Republicans-are-worse-than-Hitler shtick.
Well done, Jordan! My favorite @salondotcom tweet (unembeddable now that the account has been suspended) was:
Why Rick Santorum has mashed bananas in the part of his head where a brain should be and has doodoo where his peepee should be
— Salon.com (@Salondotcom) June 24, 2014
Mediaite reported late last month who ran @Salondotcom — I’m so out of it I’m just now learning this — and included an interview with Jordan and his roommate Rob Mariani, the other guy behind @Salondotcom:
What was the inspiration behind creating @SalonDotCom?
There’s something especially smug and easy to parody about Salon, we all know this. The breathless way they report on the ongoing tea party/neoconfederate coup, the contempt for religious people, the communist apologetics, the soul-searching about whether Miley Cyrus should be allowed to twerk, the self-satisfied — shit-eating, really — way they present things that are just wrong. What’s shocking is that millions of people believe this stupidity. But more than that, the sort of identity politics shot-calling that they do almost always replaces more meaningful criticism, which isn’t good for music or art or politics, and it really does pose a threat to free expression.
The great thing about @Salondotcom was that it was often hard to tell the difference between its fake Salon stories, and the real thing. This is not a parody:
I hated government, even as it was the only thing trying to save me. How I finally saw the light and left the GOP http://t.co/oiqugHDgbF
— Salon Politics (@Salon_Politics) July 16, 2014
#FreeSalondotcom is the hashtag of the day.