“The Anthony Weiner Internet Nitwit Award Goes To….”
November 28, 2011 - 8:30 pm
It’s a tie between Aaron Blake of the Washington Post and Zeke J. Miller of Business Insider (for retweeting the digitally-challenged Blake) for not understanding what anyone with an IQ in triple digits knows since the ignominious downfall of Anthony Weiner – people actually read Twitter.
The oh-so-sophisticated Blake, of the WaPo’s supposedly even-handed The Fix, went on Twitter in public searching for dirt on Newt Gingrich: “Hey Tweeps: Looking for outlandish/incorrect predictions and quotes from Newt Gingrich’s past. Any ideas for me?” (Confidential to CIA: this Blake guy is not for you.)
The “soigné” (you can look that one up, genius) Miller retweeted the clueless Aaron. As the perspicacious Noel Sheppard notes, Miller doesn’t seem to be neutral on the former Speaker either. To wit: “Ouch #newt RT @jimsummers: Barney Frank: Let me be very clear: I will be neither a lobbyist nor a historian.”
I think we can all agree on the historian part. Nevertheless, Blake and Miller once again have given lie to the absurd, indeed laughable, myth of media neutrality. But do they care at the WaPo? I doubt it. They’re probably relieved Blake wasn’t sending around nude shots of his lower extremities.
(Hey, Aaron, at least you made Drudge.)