July 11, 2017 Last Updated 7:53 am

When Twitter blows up your story, and a year’s worth of work

That sinking feeling you get when you are working hard on a story and then Twitter goes crazy and you find all your work was for naught — that’s the way many feel today

Sometimes you just have to drop your head on your desk and ask ‘why do I work so hard?’ That’s the way I felt after posting a couple of stories, then when I was about to tweet them out to followers I noticed that Twitter was going bananas. Donald J. Trump Jr. had just tweeted out his emails showing his collusion with the Russians (or however it will be positioned).

You can’t fight city hall, and you can’t fight the news cycle when things are going crazy. No one will be interested in my views on anything when The New York Times (and the son of the president) are dropping bombshells.

But pity the poor independent reporter who has been working on this story for a long time, only to find out that DJT Jr. has spilled the beans… on himself and everyone else.

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Jared Yates Sexton is a writer and political correspondent whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and other outlets, and who says be has been working on tracking down this story for a while now.

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Sexton says he was not working for the NYT, and that “team has busted their ass” on the story. Still, Donald Junior, what were you thinking?

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Well, Donald Junior blew the story for Sexton, but maybe there is a book in this for him. At the very least, if I were Playboy looking for one of those cool, funny stories from a great writer, I’d call up Sexton and ask for a feature. This guy can write, but just do him a favor, don’t tweet out the story before it appears in print, OK?

Meanwhile, Sexton thinks Junior (and possibly Senior) is in a bit of trouble: “This is the dumbest and biggest crime in the history of American politics. There’s not even a close second.”

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