Our main characters on Twitter yesterday were Pennsylvania’s Republican senatorial candidate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and The Atlantic magazine.
HAVING A GOOD ONE
OZ: Social media commenters cheered the former daytime TV talk show host after he helped escort four drug users to detox programs during a campaign stop in Kensignton, Pennsylvania on Monday.
Detox saves lives, but the first step is often the most difficult. https://t.co/28EhDudfi2
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) September 19, 2022
HAVING A BAD ONE
THE ATLANTIC: In an article published Saturday by the liberal-leaning publication, journalist Maggie Mertens challenged the conventional wisdom that biology gives men athletic advantages over women. The hot-take, which was titled, “Separating Sports by Sex Makes No Sense,” sparked widespread blowback toward Mertens and The Atlantic.
I am getting very tired of being told untrue things by major media outlets, especially on the topic of gender pic.twitter.com/OQdre64Dc1
— Liz Wolfe (@lizzywol) September 19, 2022