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Tweeting Taoiseach: “It’s not called photobombing when you stand in front of something to take a photo,” sniffed FF Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee

Tweeting Taoiseach: “It’s not called photobombing when you stand in front of something to take a photo,” sniffed FF Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee

First thing in the morning, I reach for Twitter. Yesterday, within minutes I had learned that next year’s World Economic Forum at Davos will be “co-chaired by seven women and zero men”; read an extract from a Heaney poem; squinted at a Northern Ireland budget sheet posted by a UUP man wondering why the Executive Office was getting a 32.2 per cent increase when there is no Executive; gasped that a Bewley’s “kids sausage roll” costs €6.50; inferred a deeply intimate relationship between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign; watched a rich man turning up on America’s Fox News, WITH HIS ACTUAL TAX RETURN, to explain why Trump’s tax cuts are a huge giveaway to the richest of the rich.

That’s the good Twitter. A jumble of comments and facts from a tapestry of mostly decent sources and experts, richly interspersed with links to articles in the global mainstream media, often posted by tweeters who otherwise claim to “NEVER read the MSM rags”.

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