‘My bad’: Apology not accepted for State Dept. Official’s pathetic anti-Israel tweet

The Twittersphere was having none of Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Richard Stengel’s anemic apology, explaining his use of the hashtag #UnitedForGaza attached to a tweet concerning the downed Malaysian airliner.

Saturday evening, Stengel sent out a tweet to the State Department saying, “Critical for a full, credible and unimpeded intl investigation of crash. Urge Russia to honor it’s [sic] commitment,” incongruously signed #UnitedForGaza.
The enraged backlash caused him to quickly remove the tweet early Sunday, and offer the following lame explanation: “Earlier tweet with wrong hashtag was a mistake. My bad,” the Washington Times reported.

Twitter followers surmised this was nonsense, that his hashtag subconsciously expressed his true sentiments, and that a mistake of this severity required several steps and was not to be forgiven disingenuously. They responded angrily with the following caustic remarks, gathered by Twitchy.com:


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Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]


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