John Nolte: Twitter is the most powerful political force in the world right now
"My views on women’s rights have always been quite radical (in defense of women)," asserts doghouse-confined "left-wing journalist" Nir Rosen (above) on assignment in Dubai, protesting perhaps a bit too much in an apologia for having made light on Twitter of fellow journalist Lara Logan's barbarous sexual assault by a gang of Egyptian revelers last week. "Working in the Middle East, parts of Africa and Asia (like Afghanistan) and in Mexico only further outraged me, because I have seen first hand how brutally women are treated there. And we are only a little bit better in the West. The status of women in the United States is also deplorable." Uh huh.
By Sissy Willis of sisu
Twitter isn't just for earth-shaking revolutions overseas any more. It can turn a case of individual online boorishness into a spontaneous teachable moment that trumps the faux outrage and calls for "a new civility" foisted upon us by the Journolist crowd a few weeks back in the aftermath of the Tucson massacre …
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