Tech savvy Sarah Palin is backtracking today after she used her Twitter account to "favorite" an Ann Coulter tweet that linked to a photo of a racist church sign. The sign reads: "The blood of Jesus against Obama History made 4 Nov 2008 a Taliban Muslim illegally elected President USA: Hussein."
(The key takeaway from the sign is that it labelled President Obama a Taliban Muslim. So nice! So classy! So grounded in truth!)
Palin is claiming that the whole thing was a big mistake (the tweet has since been removed) and guess who she's blaming for the hullabaloo?
Before we play the blame game, first, let's hear her defense. She's basically claiming she doesn't know how to use social media correctly:
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 travelling to Alaska that day ... it was an obvious accidental 'favoriting.’
I can't decide which is worse: Being racist. Or not knowing how to use Twitter. (Duh, I totally can. Who doesn't know how to use Twitter? Sheesh.)
Although to be fair, this is the same woman who wanted to "repudiate" plans for a mosque near ground zero in New York. Suddenly, her defense becomes all the more believable ...
Then Palin goes on to blames others for her lapse in either judgement or social media prowess depending on whether or not you believe her:
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?)
Note the lack of apology in either of those statements. And yes I'm totally internalizing the bored reporter comment.
My fellow Americans, can we please remember this story when 2012 rolls around?
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