Iowa Caucus Coverage Earns 'Respect' From Twitter Hater

Andrew Jenks turns a Twitter war into a civil political dialogue.

DES MOINES, Iowa — If young people can change anything about politics, it's the way we speak to each other. Whenever I write about politics, I mostly get civil tweets from those that agree and disagree. But sometimes I don't.

Earlier today, after tweeting about my experience so far in Iowa, I had the following exchange on Twitter with @TyKeeling:

1:52 p.m. - @TyKeeling: Wow @AndrewJenks. I thought he was different than most turns out he's the same as any other media d---head now a days.

1:56 p.m. - Me: what do u mean? And can we be civil? "d---head"? really?

2:04 p.m. - @TyKeeling: k D---head was too far however the way Iowa has been represented, especially this year, has all been negative attention.

2:07 p.m. - @TyKeeling: and it seems that you, purposely or not, are feed right into that.

2:14 p.m. -- Me: check out the blog, man. Talked to some really engaged smart young voters. Tweet me again if u think still not representing.

2:10 p.m. - @TyKeeling: After my early spontaneous rant about @AndrewJenks I have developed a new respect for him because unlike the rest, he cares what ppl think.

2:30 p.m. -- Me: Yeah man. Let's keep talking.

So I went from "d---head" to mutual respect and continuing a civil dialogue where we can talk politics in less than 40 minutes. It's possible ...

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