Friday, November 05, 2010


So, this will not be news to some, but some of you may not have read about this--

The short story. Sarah Palin "favorited" the following image on her twitter from Anne Coulter

After the "lamestream" media caught on, she released the following statement:

“Jake, I've never purposefully ‘favorited’ any Tweet. I had to go back to my BlackBerry to even see if such a function was possible. I was traveling to Alaska that was an obvious accidental ‘favoriting,’ but no one can mistake that Ann Coulter was obviously being tongue in cheek with that Tweet. Shall I correct this with whichever wonderful media outlet ran with this (an obviously bored reporter...since there must be nothing going on in the world today, like, um, ramifications of a shake up of power in the U.S. House of Representatives?).”

After releasing that statement, she immediately deleted her favorites (all of which were other conservative "tweets" [I use scare quotes because I think twitter is stupid...if it's important enough to tell the world, it shouldn't be able to be distilled to 140 characters]). Apparently she doesn't know how to "favorite" something on twitter, but does know how to delete them.

So, where does that leave us? She didn't favorite it, because she doesn't know how and it was a mistake, and even if it wasn't a mistake, then it was a joke, and any other time she had done it, it was a mistake, but now she has deleted it--so it was never true to begin with.

Welcome to 1984. Screen shot below of her page BEFORE revising.

I'm sure someone will bring up the New Black Panther's page on the Obama election website. So I'll quickly preemptively rebut anyone who tries to make these analogous. 1. The New Black Panthers posted to the Obama website, Obama (et al) did not link to them. 2. Obama's team admitted the mistake and said it would be immediately removed. 3. After removing, team Obama denounced the New Black Panthers and what they stood for instead of trying to justify it.

What's important here? The Kingmaker of the Republican/Tea Party thinks that we can re-write history damn near immediately. Let's all not let her.


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