A week after Fox News’ John Gibson was spoofed with a fake racist remark regarding Attorney General Eric Holder, Holder has been spoofed by a fake Twitter entry on Guantanamo Bay. Holder comes off as quite hip in such messages as “Some scary dudes in this gitmo place. May have to ship em to China lol.”
The entry from Holder also reads: “Back from gitmo lol. They have a McDonalds and a BK and a KFC and surfing. Don’t know why anyone would want to leave.”
In the meantime, Rep. Peter Hoekstra wishes his Twitter entry releasing sensitive information was a hoax.
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14 thoughts on “Twit: Holder Spoofed in Fake Twitter Entry”
I’d be taking my life into my own hands if I ever underestimated the Venusians. 🙂
“Never underestimate the power of an extremely pissed off woman”
BIL has a description 6 responses up. I think you’ve got it though.
Sally what are the words posted in your avatar? I can’t make’m out.
Just what in the world is “Twitter”? I have never heard of that one yet. Is it one of those “apps” on an iPhone or facebook?
Who’s the coward now?
(the sound of chickens)
Oh no, more trolls. This time it is an numeric troll.
Democrat Senior Senator Byrd says Obama trying to impower Presidency beyond Constitutional limits:
In a scathing letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change.
Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”…
“As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, and to virtually anyone but the president,” Byrd wrote. “They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability.”
The West Virginia Democrat on Wednesday demanded Obama “consider the following: that assertions of executive privilege will be made only by the president, or with the president’s specific approval; that senior White House personnel will be limited from exercising authority over any person, any program, and any funding within the statutory responsibility of a Senate-confirmed department or agency head; that the president will be responsible for resolving any disagreement between a Senate-confirmed agency or department head and White House staff; and that the lines of authority and responsibility in the administration will be transparent and open to the American public.”
Twitter is a program for “micro-blogging”. You’re posts are limited to 140 characters. It’s designed for fans of Short Attention Span Theater and people with no verbal filters who like to make fools of themselves instantly.
I can navigate reasonably well around the internet and I have a mobile phone, but that’s about the extent of my personal electronics knowledge. I have a digital camera, but have no clue how to get the pictures out of the camera once taken, so we don’t use it. I do not own an IPod or a Blackberry or even a photo-capable or text-capable mobile phone. All of that is to preface my naive question:
What is a twitter? Or is the proper question; what does twittering mean?
Surprise, people can be impersonated on the Internet. I don’t know why anyone would fall for this (or why this is news). Perhaps because there are some people out there that do.
And there you have it.
Blogging is one thing, but micro-blogging is not only open to abuses by it’s technological nature, it encourages the equivalent of speaking without thinking by removing yet another filter.
Twitter is for teenagers and morons.
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