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Who’s Having a Good/Bad Day on Twitter

Our main characters on Twitter Wednesday were some guy named Xabier Ostale and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

HAVING A GOOD ONE

OSTALE: In a striking instance of meme magic, the obscure Twitter user coined the “Centaurus” nickname for the latest high-profile COVID variant — and the media picked it up and ran with it.

HAVING A BAD ONE

OCASIO-CORTEZ: The progressive influencer was called out for complaining that Congress had failed to protect her from an activist who heckled her on the steps of the Capitol — after last week mocking Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for getting run out of a restaurant by protesters. Later Thursday, she suggested members of the Capitol Police were in on the Jan. 6 attack.

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