A presentation from the Museum of Very Bad Ideas
Exhibit No. 1: In 2014 the New York Police Department asked its followers to tweet images of the NYPD a few weeks ago in a gambit to foster goodwill. Instead, users uploaded pictures of cop-inflicted violence.
Exhibit No. 2: Shortly after that self-administered truncheoning, more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. This naturally caused worldwide anger and disgust. One of those announcing their support for the girls was one Michelle Obama, who tweeted a picture of herself holding a #BringBackOurGirls sign, and intoned in a five-minute video:
“In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now.”
The image, and her message, were swiftly turned against her. A torrent of tweets followed, under a new hashtag: #WeCantBringBackOurDead. Many people dispatched photographs of men, women and children holding signs imploring Michelle Obama's husband to cease his drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.
Exhibit No. 3: In May 2019, just weeks after the dissenting journalist and free speech hero Julian Assange was forcefully dragged out of his place of asylum by British police, World Press Freedom Day was "celebrated" in Wellington with a farcical event organized by….(and this is NOT a joke)…. the British High Commission.
Exhibit No. 4: Yesterday Kamala Harris pretended that she cared about press freedom. That was just too much for one American hero to remain silent....
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