Aaron Rupar’s Most Viral Content
If you spend even a little bit of time on Twitter, you’ve probably seen an Aaron Rupar tweet in your feed.
Through his twitter and Public Notice newsletter, the former Vox journalist analyzes what he describes as “the biggest story in American politics today… the Republican Party’s turn against democracy and embrace of authoritarianism.”
After three years at Vox, he started his newsletter to do independent reporting on Trumpism “without worrying about how it fits into someone else’s editorial vision.”
His “fair, but not impartial” coverage on Twitter and Substack is meant to appeal to a progressive audience, and he “immerses [himself] in right-wing media and watches Trump rallies so you [don’t] have to.”
Here is some of his standout content:
Aaron Rupar’s most popular content
- Aaron Rupar Twitter content - It's weird how a year ago Republicans were yelling about the ghost of Hugo Chavez
- Aaron Rupar Substack posts - A Sobering Reminder
- Aaron Rupar podcast appearances - Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “loony lies”
Aaron Rupar Twitter content
One person described Aaron Rupar’s Twitter as “the [NFL] RedZone channel of the Trump era.”
He’s grown his following to nearly one million people through video threads and commentary on Trumpism, right-wing media, and the “Republican echo chamber and normalizes radicalism and conspiracy theories.” Here are some of his most viral tweets:
Top 3 Aaron Rupar Tweets
- It's weird how a year ago Republicans were yelling about the ghost of Hugo Chavez
- "Joe will drive the market into a depression ... everyone knows that if Biden gets in, this market is going to crash" -- Donald Trump, August 13, 2020
- If you haven't been following this story, it turns out Rodgers wasn't vaccinated and just tested positive for Covid
Aaron Rupar Substack posts
Aaron Rupar uses the Public Notice newsletter to put his day-to-day coverage of Trumpism and the right-wing media ecosystem within the larger context of the Republican Party’s “turn against democracy and embrace of authoritarianism.” He sends it at least three times a week to tens of thousands of subscribers. These are his most popular editions:
Top 3 Aaron Rupar Substack posts
- A Sobering Reminder
- Thoughts on Trump's rally in Des Moines and the value of Trump coverage more broadly
- It took Fox News a day to figure out how to spin their anchors being exposed as frauds
Aaron Rupar podcast appearances
Most of Aaron Rupar’s activity comes in the form of writing on Twitter and Substack, but he does also make the occasional podcast appearance. When he was still at Vox, he was a frequent guest on the company's Recode Daily and Vox Quick Hits podcasts. Here are some of his most listened to appearances:
- Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “loony lies”
- Episode 61 - Journalist and Gopher Aaron Rupar in the House
- California scheming
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