A tone deaf tweet from the official State Department account of spokeswoman Jen Psaki Thursday night prompted an overwhelming response of disgust and disbelief.
The same day Psaki was called out by Fox News anchor Shepard Smith and correspondent Jennifer Griffin for burying the news of the Malaysian Airline plane crash within routine talking points at her daily press briefing, the State Department mouthpiece was criticized for ending the day with a tweet that proves even more troublesome.
As a ground invasion of Gaza, the downed plane and other major world events dominated the news Thursday, Psaki sent out a tweet promoting an article written by a former colleague, “Being informed and fashionable is natural for women.” The plug set off a flurry of responses, below.
By Friday morning Psaki had sent no messages regarding Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza and only one tweet on the crash, according to research from TheBlaze.
— Jen Psaki (@statedeptspox) July 18, 2014
@statedeptspox Poor timing. Frightening really. Do you think you’re some celebrity?
— Laura O’Neill (@ONeillLaura) July 18, 2014
.@statedeptspox When did Joan Rivers take over this account?
— Charly J. (@chuck_dizzle) July 18, 2014
— JaSchrein (@jaschrein) July 18, 2014
— Kevin (@KeviKev10) July 18, 2014
— VACUOUS CIPHER (@THE_DAILY_BLEAT) July 18, 2014
— Ride It Down (@Beer__Wolf) July 18, 2014
— Roy Morrow (@sf4t9rfan1) July 18, 2014
— Shane Styles (@shaner5000) July 18, 2014
.@statedeptspox You don’t instill a whole lot of confidence.
— Bobby (@bfinstock) July 18, 2014
My personal favorite:
.@statedeptspox Describe your job. As you understand it. Take your time.
— Lifelong Soccer Fan (@MetricButtload) July 18, 2014
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