The Atlantic Magazine
Dan Sinker, the man behind @MayorEmanuel
After months of profane and biting satire, all in 140 words or less per zing, the formerly anonymous force behind @MayorEmanuel on Twitter joins Lawrence tonight in his first national television interview. In case you haven't read any of his nearly 2,000 Tweets, Chicago-area professor Dan Sinker offered a snarky parody of the real-life Chicago Mayor-to-be, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Sinker's humor is not for the easily-offended, but over the course of five months went from mere creative cursing to an actual storyline with characters, including "Quaxelrod," a duck with a mustache (take away the "Qu" and you get the idea).
What motivated Sinker and what happened when he met the real Rahm this week? Find out tonight on the show. By the way, Emanuel made good on his offer to donate $5000 to Sinker's favorite charity if he revealed himself. Learn more about the winning recipient here.