The other Mayor Emanuel: The man behind the tweets | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Eight Forty-Eight

The other Mayor Emanuel: The man behind the tweets

Previous Next

Some real gems sprang from the mind of Dan Sinker as he took on the persona of @Mayor Emanuel. Debate prep: "If we end up in a dance-off, those other bleepers are bleeping done. Black Swan, bitches!" Speech preview: "So Chicago, let's stop screwing around. Let's be like the Unicorn on my T-shirt: bleeping incredible." Or, "Axelrod and I are double-fisting beers right now, smashing the empties on our foreheads. IT FEELS BLEEPING GREAT TO BE ALIVE."

That’s what the notoriously foul-mouthed Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel sounded like filtered through the mind of Columbia College journalism professor Dan Sinker. Monday, Sinker was revealed to be the man behind the fake Twitter account that was a go-to bookmark for political junkies.

Until then, he was perhaps most famous for founding the magazine, Punk Planet. Now, his celebrity has gone to a whole other level. He joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about it.

Music Button: The Jackson 5, "Rockin' Robin", 20 Golden Greats (Motown)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.