Washington DC, 12 May-2014(CNN/AFP): Does mocking the world’s effort to call attention to hundreds of girls taken away at gunpoint from their final exams and herded into a jungle make you feel all Foxy?
George Will and Brit Hume mocked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, a piece of Twitter activism intended to increase pressure on the Nigerian government and international community to more actively seek the return of over 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, arguing the campaign was intended solely to soothe the consciouses of those tweeting.
It certainly does George Will. Here is the video :
“I was not that familiar with this phenomenon,” host Chris Wallace said. “It’s even got a name: hash tag activism. Do you think that this is significant and helpful and can make progress, or do you think it’s really about helping the people who tweet the hash tag feel better about themselves?”
“It’s an exercise in self esteem,” Will said. “I do not know how adults stand there, facing a camera, and say ‘Bring back our girls.’ Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Uh-oh, Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior?'”
Obliviously pissed because Michelle Obama dared appear in an international effort to wake the world to a tragedy, George pulled down his pants and shat on the grass.
It’s an exercise in self-esteem. I do not know how adults stand there, facing a camera and say, ‘Bring back our girls’ Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Oh, Michelle Obama’s very cross with us, we better change our behavior?’
Power is the ability to achieve intended effects.
This noisome little arrogant man, who has been spoon fed events throughout his long life while sitting in the comfort of his chair, is going to lecture the world because they learned about these kidnappings through Twitter?
I’m in no mood to let that slide.
If I were to stand before this weasel tonight, I would suggest he shove his incandescent light bulbs where the sun don’t shine.
That felt good. [Input source: dailykos ]