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‘What a jackass’: US Under Secretary of State apologizes after tweeting ‘United For Gaza’ hashtag
twitchy ^ | 7/20/14 | Twitchy Staff

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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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blog; blogpimp; gaza; hastagdiplomacy; israel; kenyanbornmuzzie; lefthandrighthand; lurch; obama; perversestatedept; richardstengel; rickstengel; secstatekerry; statedept; statedepttweet; tweet; twitter; unitedforgaza
Can this administration do any thing right...so many screw ups
1 posted on 07/20/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

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.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 1:39:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: blueyon

Not sure I understand your point...I hope facetious...nothing is done by chance or stupidity.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 1:41:02 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: CincyRichieRich; dforest; blueyon
The Obama Administration has different ways of saying the same thing.

#UnitedForGaza = #UnitedAgainstIsrael.

4 posted on 07/20/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: blueyon

Not a mistake, just thinks were all stupid


5 posted on 07/20/2014 1:43:52 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: blueyon
Bibi, until Obama is out of office do not trust anything he says.

It shames me to say this but you are on your own my FRiend.

6 posted on 07/20/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT by mware
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To: blueyon

apologizing makes it all better?

The US can not pretend to be an honest arbiter.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: blueyon
Freudian slip eh???
8 posted on 07/20/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: blueyon

Whats next?

#unfriendPutin


9 posted on 07/20/2014 1:45:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: blueyon

Don’t worry, Israel; the current administration has your back......stabbed.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: blueyon

This administration cannot keep its mouth shut. It is the epitome of the selfie generation and me, me, me.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 1:48:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: blueyon

Twitter just makes people into blabbering idiots.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 1:51:20 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mware
It shames me to say this but you are on your own my FRiend.

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.

13 posted on 07/20/2014 1:51:47 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: blueyon

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


14 posted on 07/20/2014 1:53:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: blueyon

“My bad”....dude.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

The guy use to work for Time and makes a grammatical
error of using it’s instead of its.


16 posted on 07/20/2014 1:55:06 PM PDT by mware
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To: blueyon

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.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 1:59:47 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: mware

Magna cum laude from Princeton and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 2:00:50 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: 353FMG

This admin is also as backwards as the one in Venezuela


19 posted on 07/20/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: mware

He would not have survived sixth grade in Catholic school.


20 posted on 07/20/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

My grand nephew is in second grade and would not make that error.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 2:02:46 PM PDT by mware
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To: blueyon

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.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 2:02:53 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: mware

I recall discussing this in Lenten service sometime around second grade, actually.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 2:04:38 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: blueyon

And Jewish voters continue to vote for dems???


24 posted on 07/20/2014 2:05:44 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: blueyon

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.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 2:11:35 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: VanDeKoik
Twitter just makes people into blabbering idiots.

It does bring out the twits.

26 posted on 07/20/2014 2:11:36 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: reg45
Here is a link: Truman Recognizes Israel
27 posted on 07/20/2014 2:12:37 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: blueyon

“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,
diplomacy.

Youtube, I-pod, e-mail, 140 characters.

Bad spelling, no editing.

Big-city newspapers use random blog posts exclusively as
sources.

It doesn’t matter. After we banned the Eternal
from our schools, everything has shelf life
of three minutes anyway.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 2:30:48 PM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: dforest

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.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 2:33:23 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: blueyon

Snort, just wait until the hussein admin gives him a raise for that “public diplomacy.”


30 posted on 07/20/2014 2:34:46 PM PDT by bgill
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To: blueyon
This is no screw-up, that tweet was no accident. The message was precise and clear
to the enemies of America. This Administration supports the enemies cause against our
Nation and our Allies.

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.

31 posted on 07/20/2014 2:39:49 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Magna cum laude from Princeton and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.

So much for having an Ivy Plague education.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 2:40:23 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: blueyon

“Can this administration do any thing right...so many screw ups “

That’s not a screw up - they just got caught.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 3:07:35 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: blueyon

Twitter is electronic graffiti.


34 posted on 07/20/2014 3:10:22 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Arm_Bears

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.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 3:11:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: blueyon

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.[7] 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?

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/11/25/joining-obama-time-boss-richard-stengel-forced-staffers-out-while-taking#ixzz383BnuX00


36 posted on 07/20/2014 3:28:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: blueyon

POLITICS09. 13. 13

FROM RICK STENGEL TO DAVID AXELROD, ALL OF THE PRESIDENT’S JOURNALISTS

by Ben Jacobs

These days, journalists don’t 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 Bradley’s presidential campaign in 1999–2000.

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.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/13/from-rick-stengel-to-david-axelrod-all-of-the-president-s-journalists.html


37 posted on 07/20/2014 3:31:44 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: blueyon

Time Editor Richard Stengel Frets About America’s ‘Islamophobia,’ ‘Ignorance’

8/19/2010

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.”

http://www.mrc.org/bias-alerts/time-editor-richard-stengel-frets-about-americas-islamophobia-ignorance


38 posted on 07/20/2014 4:01:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: blueyon

Those of us who remember Kerry from the Vietnam era are NOT surprised. Kerry has always been a leftist idiot.


39 posted on 07/21/2014 5:51:05 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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