Your handy guide to the journalists that Mayor Kasim Reed has blocked on Twitter
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Every now and then, Mayor Kasim Reed doesn't like what an Atlanta journalist tweets. He hasn't been pleased for various reasons, including when: a columnist publishes a critical editorial, a reporter provides live updates in a heated public meeting, or a writer shares his or her opinion in an 140-character message.
In many of these instances, Reed has employed one of his favorite tactics: the Kasim Twitter Block (also known as the "KTB" or "#KTB" for short). It has become a growing trend among Atlanta's newshounds. Those have included:
AJC City Hall reporter Katie Leslie has been placed in social media timeout since Atlanta's major snowstorm back in January.
Dale Russell has seen it all before as a member of Fox 5's I-Team. He knows the drill.
Former Fox 5 Atlanta reporter Justin Gray took a new job in Washington D.C. But the mayor isn't taking any chances with unblocking him.
No, Jeanne, you're not going crazy. You're just a journalist.
AJC Columnist Kyle Wingfield was temporarily banned from the mayor's Twitter feed for a column about the city's vending practices. But he's since made amends with the mayor ... for now.
Let's not forget about WABE 90.1 FM's Michell Eloy.
WABE's Rose Scott is no stranger to the mayoral block.
Be proud, Jim Burress, be proud.
Project Q Atlanta's Matt Hennie, too.
You're in the club, Condace.
— Condace Pressley (@condo29) July 18, 2014
Then there's these guys...
And once again I've been blocked on Twitter by Mayor Kasim Reed. So has Max Blau.
- Thomas Wheatley (@thomaswheatley) July 16, 2014
Are you a journalist that's been blocked by the mayor? Did we forget you in the above list? Don't fret! Please let us know, so you're #blockedbutnotforgotten.
The post has been updated to include more journalists who aren't showing up in Reed's Twitter feed.