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Monday, June 11, 2018

Y@ Speak: #CityofYes

Posted By on Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM

And a legislature of "noooooooo."

Plus: Happy Pride from the guy who tweeted "sex gifs" and rats ahoy.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

David Simon gets kicked off Twitter for wishing a 'fulminant venereal rash' on someone

Posted By on Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 8:47 PM

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The Twitterverse is (temporarily?) a far less colorful place — TV writer/producer, part-time New Orleanian and portmanteau-coiner nonpareil David Simon has been banished from the social media platform for wishing a "fulminant venereal rash" on an online sparring partner.

Simon addressed the issue today on his blog at the end of an entry noting the death of his friend Anthony Bourdain:

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Y@ Speak: extremely New Orleans

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 4:40 PM


New Orleans: Authenticity War is heating up, plus everyone hates the heat and the Louisiana Legislature goes to special session heaven.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

A Y@ Speak That Floods

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM

You know the drill. A look at a wet week, below:

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Y@ Speak: astroturfed

Posted By on Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:45 PM

This week: There's a new mayor in town, and a barge nearly hit the inaugural ball. Plus: Entergy and astroturfing at City Hall, legislative warfare over the state budget, short-term rentals, Chance The Rapper and Jefferson Davis' brief replacement.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

WWL-TV report: Russians bought Facebook ads about New Orleans Confederate monuments 'to stoke national outrage'

Posted By on Fri, May 11, 2018 at 2:31 PM

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New Orleanians reading Facebook last year may have found paid Russian ads about the Confederate monument removal in between photos of your high school acquaintance's kids and your mom's latest order from Starbucks.

WWL-TV reports:
Facebook ads linked to Russian businesses targeted users in Louisiana immediately following the Alton Sterling shooting in Baton Rouge and removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, apparently to sow outrage among locals before the U.S. elections.

Thursday, Democrats in the U.S. House Intelligence Committee released thousands of Facebook ads reportedly purchased by the Internet Research Agency, a business federal prosecutors identified earlier this year as having Russian ties.
One of the websites in the WWL-TV report, Black Matters US, was exposed last year as a Russian propaganda site by Think Progress.

Read the whole story here
— and see the ads that were purchased.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Y@ Speak's Back

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 5:50 PM

("All right")

We return from a brief break a week after 2018's finest piece of cinema with a "new look" and some spicy tweets to dress up your hot takes po-boy (sorry, I'm sorry).

Below: The Pelicans' swan song and the best from the Fest.

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Keith Olbermann vs. Doug MacCash and most of NOLA Twitter

Posted By on Mon, May 7, 2018 at 10:07 AM

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Last anyone checked on Keith Olbermann, the former sportscaster turned TV news personality was making a lot of grim faces and pretending to lead "The Resistance," but that persona of the serially employed man seems to be gone — and he's now coming for NOLA.com's official Boyfriend correspondent Doug MacCash:

It's a joke, son. And you didn't get it. But as sure as the sun comes up over the West Bank, New Orleans Twitter got in dudgeon and draggin' mode:

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Y@ Speak is dead. Long live Y@ Speak.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Our aggregation app of choice Storify is killing itself May 1, so our weekly roundup of good and horrendous takes from the netherworld of Local Twitter will look a little different next week. Here's one last blast before Storify shuts down May 16.

This week: gentrification and the Pelicans ruining Portland in the playoffs.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Y@ Speak: media groups

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM


Some takes on Gambit and The Advocate, plus the Pelicans in the playoffs, bad weather, Sen. Kennedy, and an oil slick's surprise drop-in at French Quarter Fest.

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