New York Times columnist Bret Stephens went searching for an online insult last Monday night. He found a Twitter joke I wrote, calling him a metaphorical bedbug as a riff on the actual bedbugs reported
The subtweet — writing critically about someone without specifically tagging them or mentioning them by name — is a delicate genre. Although the term originated on Twitter, it applies equally well to media.
Last week’s embarrassing "bedbug" saga, in which a harmless joke finally drove New York Times columnist Bret Stephens off Twitter, is a perfect example of the incredibly thin skin possessed by most of
Earlier this week, when New York Times columnist Bret Stephens sent an outraged email to a university professor and provost over a tweet comparing him to a bedbug, critics said he had made a mountain of
Conservative New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens was at the center of ridicule again after a column published Friday mentioned bedbugs in reference to the horrors of WWII days after he let on