Sunday, 28 February 2016

Seven Types of Stupidity on New Media

1. Callousness:

And another example:

Whatever you do, don't try to, you know, help or anything.

2. Retweeting quotes approvingly without checking the source:

Mussolini said that, Donald. You wouldn't want anyone thinking you approved of a dangerous, loud-mouthed, populist, fascist demagogue, would you? 

3. Revealing seriously warped priorities:

And you've got to hand it to those Nazis - they had really snazzy uniforms!

4. A politician revealing a stunning level of ignorance on an issue they really should know something about:
Well, John Mason, Member of the Scottish Parliament and Deputy Convenor of its Finance Committee - the first stands at about £1.5 trillion and the second is about £80bn. (I suggest we all take a moment to pray for Scotland's economic future.)

5. Sounding like you actually were born yesterday: 

Because any attempt to control national borders = racism. Yup, got that, John. Thanks, and have a good journey home.

6. Tweeting gibberish:

I... huh? What? 

7. Offendotronism:

I think you've missed a bit, love... Actually, as that isn't a genuine example of stupidity on new media - she's only being reported - here's a genuine No. 7 to finish:

7. Revealing yourself to be an utterly despicable racist:

This was about Trump's extraordinary initial refusal, when callenged, to disavow the support of the former Grand Wizard of the KKK because "I don't know anything about David Duke, OK?" 

Reading many of the comments under tweets from conservative American political commentators who just happen to be Jewish is almost enough to make me want to book myself in for circumcision and apply to join Mossad  - although I doubt they'd be particularly interested in a 63-year old with health problems. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 

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