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Executive Web Editor — The New Republic
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Executive Web Editor at The New Republic. Send pitches, tips, and complaints to rkearney [at] tnr [dot] com.

This Man Is Not Vester Flanagan, and the Media Put His Life in Danger

newrepublic.com — On April 26, Sherman Lea Jr. tweeted a photo taken at Benny Marconi's, a pizzeria in Roanoke, Virginia. He's seated between two journalists from WDBJ, the city's CBS affiliate: reporter Alison Parker and anchor Chris Hurst, who had recently fallen in love.
Aug 27, 2015

The old trope about “all black people look alike” put the wrong man’s life in danger after the WDBJ murders. on.tnr.com/1KONZBI

Aug 27, 2015

RT @JamilSmith: The old trope about “all black people look alike” put the wrong man’s life in danger after the WDBJ murders. on.tnr.com/1KONZBI

Aug 26, 2015

News sites put @ShermanLeaJr in danger today by identifying him as #WDBJ killer Vester Flanagan. My story: newrepublic.com/article/122621…

Aug 26, 2015

RT @gabrielsnyder: This man is not Vester Flanagan, but the media put his life in danger anyway… newrepublic.com/article/122621…

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IK Enemkpali Is a Hero for Breaking Geno Smith's Jaw

newrepublic.com — New York Jets fans have been spared the trauma of yet another season with Geno Smith at the helm, as the quarterback is out 6-10 weeks with a fractured jaw after being punched by now-former teammate Ikemefuna "IK" Enemkpali.
Aug 13, 2015

Well, IK Enemkpali did something about it. I thank him for his service to our country: bit.ly/1IL3TMY

Aug 12, 2015

IK Enemkpali is a hero for breaking Geno Smith's jaw: bit.ly/1IL3TMY And I am going to slip away from Twitter for a little while.

Aug 12, 2015

In which New Republic endorses violence, in a sad statement about its editorial judgment: newrepublic.com/article/122531…

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Scott Walker's Dog Allergy Shows He's Human After All

newrepublic.com — The New York Times' story Tuesday about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's "aversion to man's best friend" ends with a quote from Claire McLean, the founder and director of the Presidential Pet Museum. "Nobody," McLean says, "would let on if they didn't like dogs."

Tim Cook's Apple iWatch Launch Tweet Sleep-Shames America

newrepublic.com — On Monday morning, hours before his company's biggest event of the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted the following: Got some extra rest for today's event. Slept in 'til 4:30.- Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 9, 2015 This may seem innocent enough: that Cook is merely conveying his excitement over the launch of the Apple Watch.

Lifting the Embargo Won't Spoil Cuba Because It's Hell There Now

newrepublic.com — President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced that the U.S. is loosening travel and economic restrictions on Cuba and that the two nations would begin talks on reestablishing full diplomatic relations. These "more liberal travel restrictions won't allow for tourism," CNN reports, but that hasn't stopped Americans from proclaiming on Twitter-and in The New Republic's D.C.
Jul 25, 2015

RT @tnr: People who think the U.S. will "spoil" Cuba are fetishizing poverty. on.tnr.com/1JFL51E pic.twitter.com/Wy2AxkEs8e

Dec 17, 2014

"Spoil" Cuba? Stop fetishizing poverty with your amateur photos. bit.ly/1r0NXTF cc @jbarro

Dec 17, 2014

RT @rkearney: "Spoil" Cuba? Stop fetishizing poverty with your amateur photos. bit.ly/1r0NXTF cc @jbarro

Dec 17, 2014

Good point from @rkearney: People Who Worry the U.S. Will "Spoil" Cuba Are Fetishizing Poverty newrepublic.com/article/120597…

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Pope Francis on Dog Heaven: All God's Creatures Ascend in Afterlife

newrepublic.com — Pope Francis is cheating. In previous attempts to restore honor to Catholicism (if such honor ever existed) and to bring the Church into the 21st century (or into the 20th, at least), Francis has said that gays "have gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community" and declared that evolution and the Big Bang are not at odds with faith.
Dec 12, 2014

Pope Francis said dogs go to heaven. He failed to mention that the Bible hates dogs. newrepublic.com/article/120542…

Zombies vs. Clowns: Which Is Scarier? A Debate.

newrepublic.com — Ryan Kearney: Earlier this month, I came across a Gawker post titled, " Is This the Scariest American Horror Story Scene Ever?" I had never watched a single second of the series, but the thumbnail image was of a soiled and bloody clown, his lips stretched wide to reveal a grotesque mouth of rotting, oversized teeth.

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Overanalyzing a Nationals pitcher's contract in 'How Do You Know'

tbd.com — Owen Wilson plays the most overpaid pitcher of all time. How Do You Know is, by most accounts, a film you shouldn't watch even if you've just spent five years in a Mongolian village, without electricity or sex.

Video of Overcrowded Subway in Brazil Should Scare Soccer Fans

newrepublic.com — Brazilian daily Folha de S.Paulo on Wednesday posted this frightening video of an overcrowded Metro station in São Paulo, where bus drivers went on strike Tuesday to protest the terms of their union's deal with management. At least 300,000 commuters have been affected on the strike's second day, but probably none more than several women in this video.
May 21, 2014

This video of a mobbed subway station in Brazil should frighten World Cup fans: bit.ly/1i4XhM8 (now with context in English!)

May 21, 2014

Seriously seriously scary video of a Brazil subway. Women fainting. Near-rioting. Oh, and the #WorldCup is here. newrepublic.com/article/117852…

May 21, 2014

RT @tnr: This terrifying video of an overcrowded subway in Brazil proves the country isn't #WorldCup r… on.tnr.com/1kpxbrt pic.twitter.com/f11AcqV01B

May 22, 2014

This Video of a Mobbed Subway Station in Brazil Should Frighten World Cup Fans fb.me/1AypZZCNp

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Aug 29, 2015

RT @jonallendc: .@timstarks breaks into ranks of main-site writers for @Politico with a typically smart piece on car-hacking fight politico.com/story/2015/08/…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @NoahShachtman: Look, everyone knows unmoderated, anonymous comments these days = racist, bigoted bog. We just weren't gonna pay LiveFyre to host that crap.

Aug 27, 2015

@kslane even if true, 1: why embed my tweets and not even cite my (very similar) piece? 2: you should not have waited 24 hrs. See his tweets

Aug 27, 2015

RT @kslane: @rkearney I did not steal your idea or your structure. My article sat in edit for almost 24 hours while I waited for comment from Sherman.

Aug 27, 2015

@cristianafarias At least no one can steal edits. I still have that going for me.

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