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This, from McSweeney’s, is hilarious:

The contagion of incivility: President Trump says undocumented immigrants want to “infest” the United States. His critics respond with vituperative words of their own. — Actual tweet from @nytpolitics, June 20th, 2018, 9:51 PM

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Trafficking in controversy: some are hailing China’s “Tank Man” as a hero. Rush hour commuters in Tiananmen may see his stunt a little differently.
— @nytimestravel, June 5th, 1989, 3:13 PM

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This is how we get flotsam: King George insists on levying harsh taxes on his New World subjects. Some Bostonians respond by littering in the harbor.
— @nytpolitics, December 17th, 1773, 10:29 AM

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They’re at it again: London bristles as yet more women join forces with Jack the Ripper to prolong historic killing spree.
— @nytimes, August 31st, 1888, 7:49 AM

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Stuck in their corners: assertive colonists, resistant tribes struggle to find consensus on preferred existential status of American Indians.
— @nytnational, March 19th, 1764, 9:42 PM

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The führer and the tattletale: Adolf Hitler’s aggression, Anne Frank’s leaks signal a troubling decline in European manners.
— @nytimesworld, January 11th, 1945, 2:42 PM

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Decorum goes south: America is watching as segregationists and ‘Freedom Riders’ make their cases. The rudeness of their tactics—prolonged state-sanctioned racial violence and loitering, respectively—does neither side any favors.
— @nytopinion, September 28th, 1961, 12:17 PM

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A crying shame: Tonya Harding acted inappropriately when she orchestrated the shattering of her opponent’s kneecap. Nancy Kerrigan reacted with some obnoxiously loud sobs.
— @nytsports, January 7th, 1994, 9:38 AM

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Equally culpable: Cancer cells can attack the human body relentlessly, leading to the formation of dangerous tumors. Chemotherapy, too, causes a number of unpleasant side effects.
— @nythealth, October 4th, 1999, 5:22 PM

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Presidential outburst sparks etiquette dispute: is it ever okay for an audience member to interrupt a live performance?
— @nytimestheater, April 15th, 1865, 8:18 AM

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The blame game: Republican operatives should not have broken into DNCoffices at the Watergate Hotel. But was the eminently bug-able Democratic Party asking for it?
— @nytpolitics, June 22nd, 1972, 10:54 PM

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Not the ‘first’ lady: Melania Trump wore a jacket reading “I really don’t care, do u?” to a child detention center in Texas this week. But her predecessor, Michelle Obama, once wore an Old Navy cardigan while meeting with U.S. Marines.
— @nytfashion, tomorrow
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