About 24 hours after my piece refuting Paul Ryan’s RNC speech went up on the Fox News website, I tweeted this:
Wow, Internet, thanks for an awesome 24 hours. Glad to know truth can go viral.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 31, 2012
It appears that my article “Paul Ryan’s Speech in 3 Words” which I wrote for the Fox News website went viral. I’m still trying to keep up with it all, but here are some of the places where it’s been cited, shared, etc. All I can say is: Wow. And thanks.
And second, for the record, no I do not get paid for my writing for Fox News. So if you’re inclined and want to help keep me off the stripper poles in Tampa, feel free to make a tax-deductible donation via my fiscal sponsor the Grassroots Policy Project in order to support my work. I’d be grateful.
Here’s the clip from the Colbert Report:
The Atlantic Wire’s Serena Dai named by article one of the five best columns of the day, alongside the great Maureen Dowd and Bill Keller of the New York Times.
Reuter’s columnist and social media editor Anthony De Rosa tweeted:
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) August 30, 2012
A Huffington Post story about my piece by Bonnie Kavoussi has so far been shared over 21,000 times and received over 10,000 comments. And there are a bunch of other stories just about my essay — in the Houston Chronicle, PolitiScoop, Daily Kos, Truthdig. Syndicated columnist Pat Cunningham wrote a blog post about my article that was posted on more city and small-town newspaper websites than I can count. And Michael Musto wrote about my column at the Village Voice.
Henry Blodget quoted me in his post about Ryan’s speech on Business Insider. So did Gabrielle Levy in a UPI story, Dylan Byers in Politico, Aviva Shen at ThinkProgress, Alex Hern in the New Statesman, Kevin Spak in Newser, Michael Arceneaux for NewsOne, John Aravos on AmericaBlog, Raf Sanchez in the UK’s Telegraph, Laura Matthews in the International Business Times, Latifah Muhammad on Hip Hop Wired, Sarah Wolfe for Global Post, Rekha Basu in the Des Moines Register, Tod Robberson in the Dallas Morning News, and the magazine The Week.
I hope all these folks have their Google Alerts set and know I appreciate being included in their stories.
I’m sure I’m missing some but that’s a good start.
Then, for fun, there the tweets from famous folks. Here are a few:
@sallykohn Thanks for being unbiased in your news coverage. The american public needs the TRUTH to be reported going into this election!
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) August 30, 2012
Here’s a FOX News article for your dad: foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 30, 2012
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) August 30, 2012
— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) August 30, 2012
For an unbiased review of Ryan’s speech take a look at what this Fox Reporter says fxn.ws/OzkZ8fI couldnt agree with him more
— Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) August 30, 2012
Then a correction:
Oh my it was written by a womanhttp://twitter.com/sallykohnSo sorry Sally.Kudos to you for having the guts to tell the truth.
— Suze Orman (@SuzeOrmanShow) August 30, 2012
@sallykohn Very good piece!! Thank YOU!
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) August 30, 2012
Anyway, keep sharing the original article here. And for those looking for somewhere to post a comment, feel free to do so on this post — including if you want to point out any links or mentions that I’ve missed. And thanks.
First, thank you so much to all of you who have donated to support my work! Words cannot express how touched and grateful I am. Feel free to tell your friends!
Second, here are some more mentions and links.
New York Times columnist Charles Blow quoted me in his column today.
Apparently, Bill Maher mentioned me on Real Time, but I don’t have the clip yet.
Comedian Andy Borowitz referenced my piece in a post for the New Yorker.
Andrew Sullivan cited my essay in his article for Newsweek’s Daily Beast.
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