All deleted tweets from politicians

This piece, though written by two journalists I admire, makes me wild. From the headline on, it’s clearly an expression of - highly contested - opinion, but is presented as news reporting. This doesn’t help our democracy. smh.com.au/politics/feder…

Phumzile Van Damme (DA) tweeted :

It’s #SONA19 day! I hope that the President’s speech will be one that speaks to improving lives. No empty promises. We do not revel in the failures of government, if it fails, SA & its people suffer. If they do fail SA, trust we will there to rigorously hold them accountable.

RT @ChrisLeslieMP: It’s a scandal that millions of #EUCitizens living in the UK - and British citizens living in Europe - are being left in…

RT @MirzaSania: Veena,I hav not taken my kid to a sheesha place. Not that it’s any of your or the rest of the world’s business cause I thin…

RT @IndyVoices: Don’t believe the lie that centrism is dead – it’s growing stronger by the day thanks to the scourge of Brexit | @ChukaUmun…

RT @MehreenFaruqi: It’s official! Preferences have just been counted and I've been re-elected to the Senate for a six year term. It’s a rea…

RT @LeanneWood: .@BBCRadio4 says it’s “very un-British” to talk to other passengers on trains. Well, it isn’t “un-Welsh”. I invite @BBCr4to…

RT @carlbildt: It’s not surprising that US says that Iran was responsible for the tanker attack. Others would be asking for more detailed a…

RT @DamianCollins: This is another example of why it’s so important for us to question Mark Zuckerberg at the ⁦@CommonsCMS⁩ (and most proba…

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