New Media Guru Clay Shirky Drops ‘Stop Trump’ Tweetstorm On White Liberals

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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New media writer Clay Shirky took to Twitter Friday afternoon to dismiss white liberals’ response to Donald Trump as ineffective and self-indulgent – and to rally them to defeat Trump.

“Believe this: Trump could win,” Shirky tweeted. “We can help stop him, but that means giving up on a lot of comfortable illusions.”

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  1. Excellent points, but this shows the downside of the Twitterverse. These Tweets would have been much more impactful if written in one article.

  2. A message which focuses so single-mindedly on the issue of whiteness—liberal or not—is not a winning one.
    There has got to be a better, more inclusive way of speaking about race.
    If I were a white man or woman who was worse off today than 10 years ago (as can be the case for people of any race), talk of “white privilege” would not get my vote.

  3. Avatar for tena tena says:

    It appears that Clerk Dirky or whatever it is is the world’s biggest concern troll.

    The whole damn speech was one big lie, Clay.

  4. If that’s a “new media guru”, then I guess I am one, too!

  5. Good points, but I don’t know how effective it’ll be outside the twitterverse. If he can convince even 100 disaffected voters to get out and vote though, good on him.

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