Skip to comments.‘What a jackass’: US Under Secretary of State apologizes after tweeting ‘United For Gaza’ hashtag
Posted on 07/20/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by blueyon
The account for U.S. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Rick Stengel published a tweet with a pro-Gaza hashtag, which was captured by the following screenshot.
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I guess that makes it quite clear who the real enemy is.
They lie to Israel and to us.
They just can’t hide who they are anymore.
Not sure I understand your point...I hope facetious...nothing is done by chance or stupidity.
#UnitedForGaza = #UnitedAgainstIsrael.
Not a mistake, just thinks were all stupid
It shames me to say this but you are on your own my FRiend.
apologizing makes it all better?
The US can not pretend to be an honest arbiter.
Don’t worry, Israel; the current administration has your back......stabbed.
This administration cannot keep its mouth shut. It is the epitome of the selfie generation and me, me, me.
Twitter just makes people into blabbering idiots.
They have the Jews in Congress plus all the Republicans. Even morons like Schmuckie Schumer and Debbie Blabbermouth are standing with Israel, if merely out of expediency and not principle. They'd probably welcome an Israeli defeat, but cannot afford to admit.
We know whose side Obama is on.
The Obama Admin has already said who they hate and that is Israel..Kerry said it, Obama has said it repeatedly..Israel is on its own and they know that
The guy use to work for Time and makes a grammatical
error of using it’s instead of its.
A more important question is: “Was this administration DESIGNED to do anything right?”
After all, wasn’t the intention of this administration to bring about change?
No one had the good judgment to ask what type of change it had in mind.
Magna cum laude from Princeton and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
This admin is also as backwards as the one in Venezuela
He would not have survived sixth grade in Catholic school.
My grand nephew is in second grade and would not make that error.
The State Department has been opposed to the State of Israel from the beginning. If Harry Truman had not had a close Jewish friend, the United States would not have recognized the State of Israel in 1948.
I recall discussing this in Lenten service sometime around second grade, actually.
And Jewish voters continue to vote for dems???
The guy is no more of a clown than his boss. Jerusalem Post quotes Kerry as saying, “It is important for Hamas to now step up and be reasonable . . .,” regarding a proposed ceasefire. I can think of ways to use “Hamas” and “reasonable in the same sentence, but not that way.
It does bring out the twits.
“It is the epitome of the selfie generation and me, me, me.”
Starlets keep going after the “sex tape.”
The State Department engages in teenaged, not real,
Youtube, I-pod, e-mail, 140 characters.
Bad spelling, no editing.
Big-city newspapers use random blog posts exclusively as
It doesn’t matter. After we banned the Eternal
from our schools, everything has shelf life
of three minutes anyway.
Meanwhile, Republican “leadership” in DC will continue to cower under their desks; afraid of being called racists by the MSM and terrified of upsetting “moderate” voters who will otherwise sweep the GOP into commanding majorities in the House and Senate come November.
And those of us to whom character, courage, and the rule of law are important can go pound sand.
Snort, just wait until the hussein admin gives him a raise for that “public diplomacy.”
The message was meant to be retracted and planned that way also, much like the MSM drive-by
reporting of false information, then retraction at 3am or page 36z. You cannot rob a bank
with a toy then claim you were just playing cops and robbers and expected to get caught.
That tweet was very clear. Treason, high crimes and misdemeanors.
“Can this administration do any thing right...so many screw ups “
That’s not a screw up - they just got caught.
Twitter is electronic graffiti.
Yeah, it is frustrating. Seems everywhere Obama touches, people seem to be frozen and too scared to cross him.
I guess we depend too much on those people in Washington to do the right thing. Many of them may have come there determined to do just that. Then they get corrupted by the system. There are a few there that manage to hang on to decency, but they are always ignored and vilified.
Seems in DC being decent and honest means you are a dumb bunny.
He was one of the original on-air contributors for MSNBC.
changes in the (Time) magazine’s content, stating that he wanted the magazine to be more selective and to represent “knowledge” rather than “undigested information.”
He increased reporting on war and politics, giving Time a more focused editorial profile.
Stengel stated his belief that there “needs to be an effort along the lines of preparing for World War II to combat global warming and climate change”.
Following the election, president-elect Barack Obama was selected by Stengel as “Person of the Year” for Obama’s 14th appearance on Time’s cover in 2008.
Stengel interviewed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a cover story of his that referred to Netanyahu as the “King of Israel”.
Stengel is married to Mary Pfaff, a native of South Africa. They have two sons. The couple met while Stengel was in South Africa working on Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, and Mandela was godfather to their oldest son, Gabriel.
Before Joining Obama, Time Boss Richard Stengel Forced Staffers Out While Taking Six-figure Bonuses
By Tim Graham | November 25, 2013
Richard Stengel left the managing-editor job at Time magazine to work full-time at the State Department for his hero Barack Obama. But not long before he left, he was telling staff to accept a severance package or be laid off.
Jim McElhatton of The Washington Times reports that these budget cuts didn’t extend to the more than quarter-million-dollar bonus that Time had doled in 2012 out to Mr. Stengel on top of his $700,000 base salary, records obtained by The Washington Times show. Don’t liberal journalists usually think of this as Republican behavior? Is this an Oliver Stone movie come to life?
POLITICS09. 13. 13
FROM RICK STENGEL TO DAVID AXELROD, ALL OF THE PRESIDENTS JOURNALISTS
by Ben Jacobs
These days, journalists dont retire, they just join the Obama administration.
As Capital New York reported on Thursday, Time managing editor Rick Stengel is leaving the venerable newsweekly to become under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs. This is not the first foray into politics for Stengel, who has been the top editor at Time since 2006. He spent a year as a speechwriter on Bill Bradleys presidential campaign in 19992000.
But it is the latest example in a growing trend of the White House reaching out to hire journalists. According to one count, at least 15 journalists have joined the Obama administration since 2009.
Time Editor Richard Stengel Frets About America’s ‘Islamophobia,’ ‘Ignorance’
By Scott Whitlock
Time magazine editor Richard Stengel on Thursday appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to bemoan the United States’ “ignorance” towards Muslims and to wonder, “Is America Islamophobic?” That particular question is also on the front cover of the current issue of Time.
Leaving only two options, Stengel lectured host Joe Scarborough, “I mean, the extent of the ignorance- where you parse Islamophobia versus ignorance of Islam, I’m not exactly sure. But there is tremendous ignorance of Islam as a religion.” Declaring that Christianity Judaism and Islam have great similarities, he derided, “And I think, you know, the American misconception about Islam is amazing.”
Scarborough, at times, seemed to go along with the contention that America is Islamophobic. He complained, “As a country, this sort of hatred was visited upon the Irish...the Germans, Jews.”
Those of us who remember Kerry from the Vietnam era are NOT surprised. Kerry has always been a leftist idiot.
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