WASHINGTON, December 4, 2014 — Over the weekend a massive Twitter storm erupted over the controversial Facebook post made by a low-key GOP House Staffer. What terrible and offensive thing did the staffer, Ms. Elizabeth Lauten, say to set off the violent Twitter storm? She simply criticized President Obama’s daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, for the way they were dressed and their behavior during this year’s annual Whitehouse Turkey Pardoning Ceremony. The ensuing media and Twitter frenzy ultimately cost Ms. Lauten her job as Communication Director for Representative Stephen Fincher of Tennessee (R) as well as tarnished her name for the foreseeable future. Even after she resigned Monday the frenzy continued with various media outlets digging up her troubled past and the publication of numerous hit pieces by the left. While I believe social media is a great tool that promotes great political discussion, it should be very obvious that things are getting out of control.
#FireElizabethLauten quickly became a top-trending hashtag on twitter over the weekend, with it ensued a flood of hatred and accusations. It amazes me that the same people that are accusing her of “cyber-bullying” are the same people who are trying to ruin this woman’s life, talk about hypocritical! Have we devolved so far as a nation that we now virtually lynch individual’s that have an opinion we disagree with?
The Liberal media hasn’t been much better either. You would think that they would’ve been satisfied with her resignation, however their relentless obsession continues. Many in the media are now combing through her entire history trying to dig up as much damaging dirt as possible. If only they were this relentless when it came to the IRS targeting scandal or the recent comments made by Jonathan Gruber. Heck, they won’t even cover the Democratic Congressional Staffer that was just convicted of sexual assault. Apparently Democrats are only interested in women’s rights issues (and actions of Congressional Staffers) when it involves scoring political points against republicans.
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) December 3, 2014
As Uncle Ben from the Spiderman Comic’s once said “with great power comes great responsibility”. This is very true when it comes to social media in today’s hyper-partisan world where a single Tweet or Facebook could ruin both your career and life. As a Communications Director Ms. Lauten should have known better as she is supposed to be competent in the art of public relations especially when it comes to politics. Her mistake however does not justify the twitter/media mob’s disgusting crucifixion.
I will leave you with a few videos of Republican children being criticized by the media:
SNL Makes Fun of Andrew Giuliani
Laura Ingraham Slams CNN Carol ‘Cheap Shot’ over Palin Family Brawl Smear
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