These two are social media pros who love to mock those lowly conservatives. They are so much more intelligent that they can devastate us, right?
Consider Ira Madison III tweeted a put-down of Jeff Sessions, who everyone knows is a racist bigot because he is a southern man -- a white guy from Alabama.
Madison mocked the appearance of Sessions's granddaughter at his Senate hearing.
Ah, how clever. How hip. How with it.In case anone missed the tweet from @ira of @MTVNews, here it is. Completely hateful and disgusting. pic.twitter.com/uNim106VrG— Steven Cheung (@CaliforniaPanda) January 10, 2017
The outrage was so quick and fast that Madison deleted the tweet and made his Twitter feed private to protect him from further scrutiny.
Reported the Washington Times:
As Business Insider reported Tuesday, “The child is Sessions’ biological granddaughter. His family had accompanied him to his confirmation hearing.”
After deleting his tweet, Mr. Madison defended himself by tweeting, “I often tell jokes, but seeing as bringing up Sessions’ history of racial hatred of Asians is seen as an attack on his grandchild, I deleted[.]”
This is not the first time Mr. Madison has made a controversial racially charged tweet about a Republican close to President-elect Donald Trump. In March of last year, reacting to a tweet by Andrew Kirell of the Daily Beast about how former GOP presidential candidate “Ben Carson seems to suggest he’s been promised a role in a Trump administration,” Mr. Madison, who is black, replied, “House or field?”Wow.
I remember 30 years ago people accused MTV of racism.
Now we have proof.
Then there is Byerley, who boasts of her social media prowess:
I can pick up the phone and talk to insiders at every major social media and marketing platform to get instant advice for your business.She exhibited that prowess with a tweet that told bigots in Middle America that they will never get jobs because all of them are stereotypical racists. Readers may remember, I did a little digging and found she hires only "native English speakers."
(Lesson: Don't waste time tweeting back. Hit them on a format you control.)
Suzanne Lucas of Inc. followed up and wrote:
San Francisco CEO Calls Rural Americans Racist; Institutes Xenophobic Hiring Rule
Melinda Byerley thinks you're a racist if you live outside the big cities, but she only hires native English speakers, a clear violation of federal law.Lucas is an expert on federal human resources law.
Subsequently, Byerley took her account private as well.
I defend the right of liberals to say racist things and pretend they are jokes.
But I also believe such actions have consequences.
If you boast about how good you are at social media, and then do something so dumb that you must take your account private, well, maybe you are not as good as you think you are.
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