The Fourth Branch

Less is more

When it comes to tweeting by D.C. journalists and pundits, sometimes less is more.

Given the busy news week, it’s no surprise the Fourth Branch was prolific on Twitter this past week. The 10 journalists with the most tweets this week ranged from @blakehounshell, with 198 tweets, to@JakeSherman, with 61 tweets.  But none of those reporters or their tweets made the list of the Fourth Branch’s most-retweeted tweets.

That top honor goes to PBS NewsHour Washington Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, whose tweet about President Trump making fun of the #MeToo movement garnered more than 8,000 retweets. A common theme among most of the Fourth Branch’s most-retweeted tweets? Trump.