Matt Seaton

Matt Seaton


Editor, @NYRDaily at @nybooks. Formerly staff editor for @nytopinion. Before that, @guardian. US/UK citizen and registered Democrat.

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“It is difficult to see how the fragile status quo of partition in Ireland can be maintained for much longer, no matter the Brexit outcome,” argues @SadhbhWalshe : via @nybooks 

Look forward to @marcorubio ⁩ going on Meet the Press to express his disappointment at Trump’s Doran decision.

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RT @brett_mcgurk : Turkish state-backed media hails a “successful operation” to “neutralize” an unarmed 35-year old woman working to unite A…

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OK, a perfect @katierogers  story. But the photo caption snark is just silly and actually beneath the Times.

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In which @JuddLegum  reminds us that @markzuckerberg 's origin story that he founded Facebook because his circle felt powerless about the Iraq War and needed a forum is total baloney. It was for frat boys to rank the "hotness" of other students:

Sick of @Twitter  serving me nonsense Promoted crap in my feed, to help @jack ’s shareholder buddies mint us. The dream is over, people; it went corporate-surveillance a long time ago. Facebook was the harbinger. I didn’t want to believe it either. Hereby rejoining the human race.

Breaking my abstention here to post something I wrote for the @nybooks  newsletter about the great, late Deborah Orr, à propos our adaptation of her memoir “Motherwell” this week (photo courtesy the brilliant Sarah M. Lee; sarahmlee47 on Instagram):

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Because of “Barr’s misrepresentations of the Mueller report, they believed it was important for Congress to know what Mueller’s prosecutors had privately concluded: that a charge of obstruction of justice was merited by Trump’s actions.” By :

How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit: a blistering essay by on how the world’s most powerful news media organization lost its nerve and flunked Journalism 101 on the EU referendum’s aftermath: via

“Privately, two prosecutors then employed in the special counsel’s office told other DOJ officials that had it not been for the unique nature of the case, they would have advocated that Trump face federal criminal charges,” reports :

100 years ago, probably the worst white supremacist mass-killing of African Americans took place in response to a union-organizing effort among black farmers. So why, asks Jerome Karabel, do so few people know about it: via @nybooks 

“This past weekend, a Kashmiri lawyer working in London sent me a text: ‘I have not been able to connect to my family for six days now. The worst thing is that we are invisible to the world and not just in the West…’” Writes Tariq Ali: via @nybooks 

Just amazing to me that Media would think that Giuliani, a former prosecutor, NYC mayor, and commercial lawyer, would go spill his guts on Hannity mistakenly and unintentionally. Guy is ultimate operator and has well-defined strategy here.

"The Good News on Brexit They’re Not Telling You," by MEP @DanielJHannan 

Just reupping the brilliant @mollycrabapple  report on how Puerto Rico had to do its own disaster relief after the hurricane in 2017, because its governor couldn’t get his own US government to do its job for PR’s citizens: via @nybooks 

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