This is entirely random and on the d/l, but since it involves that most public of public figures I thought I’d share.
Can you imagine how strange and surreal it would be to wake up in the morning and find yourself the subject of one of his 3am hate tweets?
This just happened to someone I know (though haven’t seen in a while). In her capacity as one of the most high profile of these, she has in the current era become a lightning rod for both sides.
Not a week goes by when that Philadelphia-based blogger doesn’t diss her – men, in particular, are basically obsessed with this person (in a sort of analogous way to that A++ list female politician).
Of course, because it’s him who is hating on her, DK has a sympathetic front page post.
This all switches from day to day, basically.
Anyhow, back in the day (are the 90s back in the day yet?), she and I were in a fiction writing class with a certain out gay novelist who didn’t much like teaching, and was known to the young men of the class for sometimes sleeping with them, and his voluminous porn collection.
I wrote this story about being a barely legal hustler in San Francisco called “the Tenderloin’s Edge.”
It wasn’t very good (largely because it wanted to be told for what it was – a true rather than fictional story).
But she was the only person in the class who got what I was trying to do, and asked me questions about the experience behind it afterward.
That’s how we got to know each other.
It’s funny because she was practically a magician when it came to making people feel comfortable about answering questions/ sharing.
She’d go on to make a living doing hating on her, DK has a sympathetic front page post.
This all switches from day to day, that.
And she was right: I should write it in her preferred medium, non-fiction.
I’m trying to get on that long running radio show – the one with the themed episodes on the not-for-profit stations – to tell this story.
DK: Maggie Lindsy Haberman
Maggie Lindsy Haberman (born October 30, 1973) is an American journalist who is a White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for CNN. She previously worked for Politico and the New York Daily News, where she was a political reporter.
Tweeter: Donald Trump
A++ list female politician: Hillary Clinton
Out gay novelist: Allan Gurganus
Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work, which includes Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Local Souls, is often influenced by and set in his native North Carolina.
Radio show: This American Life – NPR
Trump lashes out at New York Times reporter in latest attack on press
President Trump’s first public comments from Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday were to attack New York Times’ White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, apparently over her coverage of a criminal investigation of Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer. They were the latest in his sustained attacks on the press in general, specific media outlets, and even specific reporters, as well as their sources and methods.
His remarks also served as an indication of how much the situation involving his lawyer Michael Cohen appears to be frustrating Mr. Trump. The president has dubbed recent raids on Cohen’s office, home and hotel room a “disgrace” and “attack on our country.”
But Mr. Trump on Saturday singled out Haberman, who was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize this year for reporting on the Trump team’s Russia connections. On Friday, Haberman and other New York Times reporters wrote that Cohen could turn against Mr. Trump as he faces a federal criminal investigation over his business dealings. – Source
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 21, 2018