Talking Points Memo Editor Josh Marshall Accidentally Tweets Lesbian Porn (Updated)

Josh Marshall, editor and publisher of Talking Points Memo posted a Pornhub video to his Twitter account just after midnight on Dec. 31, apparently by accident.

Marshall probably meant to post a link to a news item, but instead ended up posting a video depicting a moment of intimacy between two women referred to as Angela and Strawberry. The cunnilingus that occurs in the video does not appear to have sociopolitical implications, as far as we can tell.

One Twitter detective seems to have figured out what Marshall was trying to do:

Still, Marshall’s caption, “They did say targeting close associates” works pretty well with the Pornhub video anyway, as one Twitter user pointed out:

Reactions to the Tweet so far have been generally positive:

Another comment, posted 10 minutes after the pornographic Tweet, cautions:

Josh appears to have realized his mistake and is handling the attention pretty well, given the circumstances. He has not deleted the tweet as of this writing, and has chosen instead to face his goof head-on:

(Note: Susie Bright is a feminist journalist who writes a lot about sexuality.)

Marshall also retweeted this comment:

All in all, Josh Marshall is a cautionary tale as to why you should never wank and blog at the same time. But so far, he is a shining example of how to face a major public embarrassment with grace and good humor.


12/31/2016 4:03:54 PM IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Josh Marshall has released an official statement regarding the pornographic tweet:

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