3:15 PM, Feb 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Matthew Continetti, writing at the Washington Free Beacon:
And I had thought that Hillary Clinton was having trouble developing her message. In a single tweet this week she may have revealed the slogan for her 2016 campaign. Jumping on gaffes by Chris Christie and Rand Paul, Clinton wrote: “The science is clear: The earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest.”
I have read this tweet several times now and cannot help being amazed. Clinton not only omits her own flirtation in 2008 with anti-vaccine politics, she also breaks the unstated rule of limiting oneself to a single hashtag per tweet. And she is, less surprisingly, remarkably condescending and clichéd—blue skies, spherical earths, it’s all about the children. Gag me.
Read the whole thing here.
7:01 AM, Jan 14, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
The Pentagon called the hacking of the Central Command's (CENTCOM) YouTube and Twitter accounts Monday "
12:46 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Central Command has been hacked by ISIS, according to messages posted on CentCom's Twitter page:
The hacker is claiming to be ISIS -- and claimg to have personal information of U.S. military personnel:
8:48 PM, Sep 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Rick Perry met with Henry Kissinger to talk foreign policy, the Texas governor announced on Twitter.
"It was an honor to speak with Dr. Kissinger today and hear his thoughts on America’s foreign policy challenges," wrote Perry.
7:49 AM, Jun 13, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The administration has found at least one fight it is willing to make right to the end. Whatever that end should be. The first lady is rallying supporters to:
May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
"Nigerian girls inspire international action,” reads the headline on the front page of the May 7 Washington Post. But nowhere in the story will you learn of any action actually being taken to rescue the 276 Nigerian girls abducted over three weeks ago by the Islamic terror group Boko Haram. You find reports of “an international uproar” and “a growing outcry,” of comments by President Barack Obama and phone calls by Secretary of State John Kerry, of warnings by U.N. officials, of a letter from all 20 female U.S.
May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
There was a lot to lament on Twitter last week, as always, but perhaps nothing more appalling than the spectacle of our diplomats beclowning themselves, as they unleashed their vaunted soft power on Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
As part of the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea, State launched a new hashtag, #UnitedForUkraine.
12:01 PM, Mar 30, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
His promising career in politics having come to an inglorious – and no doubt temporary – end, Anthony Weiner has turned to punditry.
9:25 AM, Mar 22, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The government of Turkey has pulled the plug on Twitter and the White House is not happy.
10:24 AM, Nov 28, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
In his celebrated Thanksgiving proclamation, Abraham Lincoln struck his customary note of hope tinged with a kind of fatalistic melancholy.
12:57 PM, Nov 1, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Stalin once asked sneeringly (that was his style) “how many divisions” the Pope had. The answer, of course, was “none.” But, then, Uncle Joe never had 10 million Twitter followers. That’s almost as many people as the Big Evil killed.
8:34 AM, Oct 8, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
An essential tactic in the shutdown is, it seems, to deprive people of things that they need or badly want. Make them pay. And when their suffering is no longer bearable, they will come back, chastened and grateful for the blessings government bestows upon them … something like that, anyway.