Blog Log: Half An Onion In A Bag Challenges Trump On Twitter

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Half an onion is rapidly gaining a Twitter following. 

What if this account that is simply half an onion in a Ziploc bag ended up with more followers than @realDonaldTrump?

— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 20, 2017


a Twitter account that was created on Inauguration Day with the sole intention of getting more followers on the social media platform than President Trump, who has 21.8 million Twitter followers. As of Wednesday afternoon, the account had attracted 290,000 followers. If the onion reaches its goal, it would be in the range of top Twitter celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Conan O’Brien, but still nowhere near as popular as ex-President Obama’s personal Twitter, followed by 83.3 million people.

In the process of writing my first book: "Half Onion In A Bag: The Art of the Meal"

— Half An Onion (@HalfOnionInABag) January 21, 2017

Generally HATE onions, but am totally fascinated by this. They can't all be bad — this 1/2 onion seems cool.

— Cari (@cariboobailey) January 21, 2017

Wikihow called out for illustration that whitewashed Obama, Jay Z and Beyonce.



tweets about a Twitter revelation that the image above, which appeared with a Wikihow article called “How to become a congressman,” was adapted from a 2012 photo of President Obama, Beyonce and Jay Z, who were redrawn to look like white characters. It was first tweeted by Beyonce fan account @beyupdates_.

Wikihow turned Obama, Beyoncé, and Jay Z white to explain "How to become a congressman."

— FORMATION (@beyupdates_) January 22, 2017

Here’s the beginning of the thread with Wikihow’s response:

1/ When we saw the whitewashed image of Obama, Jay Z & Beyoncé, we were disgusted & ashamed. It never should have been on wikiHow.

— wikiHow (@wikiHow) January 24, 2017

People can’t get over the amount of gum that Sean Spicer eats. 

Too bad Trump is defunding science because I'm quite curious to find out what all that gum is doing to Spicer's insides

— Molly Knefel (@mollyknefel) January 23, 2017


on White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s habit of chewing — and swallowing — 2 —  packs of Orbit cinnamon gum by noon each day. It was first reported in August, but popped into the spotlight after Spicer’s press briefing Monday.

also sean spicer chewing, and then swallowing, 2 packs of gum by noon each day is serial killer shit

— dunkey = ❤️ (@sexualjumanji) January 24, 2017

@TheCut it's not so insane when you understand that gum does not stay in your body like the myth, its broken down like food.

— Micah (@monkeypursuits) January 24, 2017

Glenn Beck has a conspiracy theory about the Women’s March. 

(Getty Images)

“It wouldn’t have mattered to me if he was really ‘woke’ or not. He does not get a pass. He is and has always been a media whore and an opportunist.”


a commenter on, reacting to an article about Glenn Beck’s claim that the Women’s March was funded by George Soros and connected to “radical Islam,” dashing the idea that Beck has reformed his appetite for conspiracy.

For all you folks who bought Glenn Beck's apology and think he changed: Today he claimed the women's march was phony and a caliphate clue.

— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) January 24, 2017


Marchers defend organizer Linda Sarsour. 

Sarsour, second from the left. (Getty Images)

When they come for @lsarsour, they come for all of us. #IMarchWithLinda because we cannot let racists define what it means to be an American

— Claire Sandberg (@clairesandberg) January 23, 2017


uses the hashtag #IMarchWithLinda to support one of the organizers of the Women’s March, Linda Sarsour, whom conservative media have accused of having ties to terrorists. Marchers shared support on social media for Sarsour, a Muslim Palestinian-American with a long record of activism.



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