The City Paper on Martin O’Malley’s Reddit AMA


Ed Ericson of the City Paper weights in on O’Malley’s Ask Me Anything (AMA) on reddit this morning with a great story entitled, “O”Malley’s Reddit Appearance Goes About as Well as Expected.”

Ericson wrote:

Governor Martin O’Malley followed the well-trod path to Presidential Viability this morning with an “Ask Me Anything“ (AMA) on the highly-relevant web discussion site Reddit. As anyone might have predicted:

1. Negative comments outnumber positive by a wide margin (in the early going, anyway)

2. Politician boilerplate outnumbers human answers by about the same margin

3. Libertainianesque obsessives outnumber sane people by about the same margin

Ericson touches on his highlights of the AMA, including the question about a post of mine that the governor didn’t answer. Ericson does a great job on the highlights, but I’d note that another highlight was the prankster pretending to be O’Malley. Another highlight for me was O’Malley’s claim that “more people are moving to Maryland.”

One comment Ericson noted sums up the whole event well:

And somewhere the intern with a reddit account who came up with this idea is hiding under a desk.

Be sure to read all of the highlights listed by Ericson.

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton

Jeff Quinton is an award-winning blogger who has been aggregating and blogging since 1998. He has worked as a reporter, in government, and as a communications professional in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC.

Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.

Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.
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