A few days ago, the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson called columnist George Will and Fox News analyst Brit Hume “Idiots” for mocking White House tweets sent out against the Nigerian-based Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram.
“Look, these people are idiots, okay. Boko Haram, they are checking their Twitter accounts! And George Will obviously doesn’t understand that. Brit Hume doesn’t understand that,” Robinson said.
Now, The Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol is firing back. “The criticism isn’t that we don’t understand that the people of Boko Haram and other al Qaeda-connected terrorist groups don’t understand social media,” Kristol said in an interview on News max TV. “It’s that we look pathetic when our response to an actually kidnapping–it’s not a social media kidnapping; it’s not a Twitter kidnapping; it’s not a hashtag kidnapping; it’s an actually brutal kidnapping of 250 or so girls–is social media. That’s the problem.”
Boko Haram is the radical Islamic group garnering major media attention after it kidnapped hundreds of Nigerian school girls. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton has come under fire after The Daily Beast’s Josh Rogan reported that Clinton refused to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization during her tenure, despite being urged to do so by the FBI, the CIA, the DoJ, and members of congress.
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