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Pro-Obama hashtag backfires on Twitter (LOL LOL)
The Hill ^ | 9-14-11 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 09/14/2011 8:00:14 AM PDT by dynachrome

A new Twitter hashtag designed to help fight misinformation against President Obama appears to have backfired in early use on Wednesday.

President Obama's Twitter feed, which is run by his campaign staff, on Tuesday evening started promoting the new website AttackWatch.com and hashtag #AttackWatch, designed to fight misinformation against the president.

The hashtag was already in heavy rotation by Twitter users by Wednesday morning, but many users are conservatives such as columnist Michelle Malkin, who offered up her own daily column as an example of an Obama "attack."

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: attackwatch; frattackwatch; obozo; stazi; twitter
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Choking on my morning coffee with laughter!
1 posted on 09/14/2011 8:00:20 AM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

I’ve read some of those and got a chuckle at a few


2 posted on 09/14/2011 8:02:14 AM PDT by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: dynachrome

Hit ‘em again, freepers!


3 posted on 09/14/2011 8:03:06 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

http://twitter.com/#!/search/%23attackwatch

New tweets show up faster than you can read them. Hilarious stuff.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 8:05:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: dynachrome

LOL!

thorninaz thorninaz
Hey #attackwatch, I saw 6 ATM’s in an alley, killing a Job. It looked like a hate crime!

WendyGAv WendyGav
#attackwatch Gibson Guitars are 100% American made..have DOJ raid them..oops u did that already
22 minutes ago

Torrey M. Spears
torreymspears Torrey M. Spears
#AttackWatch I’m missing about 500 million dollars invested in some sort of solar energy company that’s gone bankrupt. Help? #tcot #p2

crappleface Scott Ott
#AttackWatch Mr. Obama, someone’s trying to attack the economy to kill your reelection hopes. I think it’s an inside job. Be careful. #PJTV


5 posted on 09/14/2011 8:05:33 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: dynachrome

OMGBBQLMAO!!
This is the best thing this administration has ever done!!!
BRAVO!
It’s hysterical.


6 posted on 09/14/2011 8:05:46 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Sanitized for your protection)
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To: dynachrome

Umm, what’s a “hashtag”?


7 posted on 09/14/2011 8:06:35 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: dynachrome

Hilarious for sure! ;-))))


8 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:27 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: dynachrome

Darn, The Hill website is down!


9 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:44 AM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: dynachrome

This is the stupidest thing 0 people have come up with.
Wasn’t there one like this before?

And how would they disprove any ‘smears/misinformation’ anyway.
Oh I know, just lie some more.

They just fishing for email addresses and name of they’re ‘enemies’. IMO


10 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:48 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Something like this:

#attackwatch

Like a screen name, I think


11 posted on 09/14/2011 8:08:07 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

o ok


12 posted on 09/14/2011 8:08:33 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: dynachrome
People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that's not allowed is it? #Attackwatch @AttackWatch

LOL!
13 posted on 09/14/2011 8:09:01 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: dynachrome

Twitter for the Twit.


14 posted on 09/14/2011 8:09:01 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s when a potato peel goes flying and lands down your collar.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 8:09:38 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: dynachrome

Don’t you just hate it when that happens?

ROFLMFAO!!!


16 posted on 09/14/2011 8:09:50 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: dynachrome

17 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:52 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“I got carpal tunnel syndrome from clinging to my Bible and my guns”

Funny stuff!


18 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:52 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: TSgt

Alex P Keaton
@I_Hate_Hippies Alex P Keaton
@attackwatch I heard those evil Koch Bros started a new hashtag called #attackwatch


19 posted on 09/14/2011 8:10:55 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: dynachrome

Joking aside, this is scary. Stalin was just as paranoid and imagine what Stalin would have done had Twitter been available to him.


20 posted on 09/14/2011 8:11:28 AM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: dynachrome

I report every day on what he is doing!

Stazi Obama is a traitor that must be arrested and tried for treason.

Send them the quote from Steve Wynn every day:

Wynn, the CEO of Wynn Resorts (WYNN), called the administration the “greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime.”


21 posted on 09/14/2011 8:11:38 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Democrats are violent. Prisons are overflowing with democrats convicted of violent crimes.)
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To: nhwingut

“Fresh Prince...” - oh, that one is gonna stick! (txt’n that around right now)


22 posted on 09/14/2011 8:12:39 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: dynachrome

I went there to read the rest, and the screen went gray and something popped up across the text so I couldn’t read anything. Not sure what is wrong with “The Hill” but it looks like some kind of design defect.

I refreshed and the defect went away, and this is all that remained of the article - basically three more sentences.

Since it’s not excerpt only, I’ll just post it here so folks can avoid the popups and aggravation for just a few words.

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The website is meant to be “the first line of defense against a barrage of misinformation,” according to an email from Obama’s campaign manager announcing the launch on Tuesday.

Businessman Herman Cain, a Republican presidential hopeful, also responded to the announcement of the website on Wednesday.

“Seriously?” he tweeted.


23 posted on 09/14/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: dynachrome

Got to read the twitters coming in on this topic. Just too funny I can help laughing out loud.


24 posted on 09/14/2011 8:13:45 AM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: nhwingut

“People are calling our President the Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, that’s not allowed is it? #Attackwatch @AttackWatch”

Ohhhh wow! That’s priceless!!!!

;-))))


25 posted on 09/14/2011 8:15:37 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Oooh! LOVE the General Burkhalter color scheme!


26 posted on 09/14/2011 8:15:41 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Heavy the head that wears the tiara.)
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To: dynachrome

Love your kitties.

Swiggy reminds me of my son-in-law behind the wheel.


27 posted on 09/14/2011 8:16:41 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: kevkrom

Ragnar Danneskjold
@RaDanneskjold Ragnar Danneskjold
Hey #AttackWatch: my drug cartel neighbors are clinging bitterly to sophisticated weapons. What? Obama gave them those guns? Never mind.

@Oxco Cheri
#AttackWatch @AttackWatch I still have to work and pay taxes,THAT IS NOT FAIR!! PLZ HELP! #tcot

@tweetin009 Firstname Lastname
Hi #attackwatch my lawn care guy is hiring. Is that a green job ?


28 posted on 09/14/2011 8:17:03 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: US Navy Vet

What is “Twitter”?


29 posted on 09/14/2011 8:17:14 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Tamatoa

ROFLMAO!

ExJon Jon G.
#AttackWatch There’s a new Twitter account making President Obama look like a creepy, authoritarian nutjob: @AttackWatch
13 hours ago
Retweeted 100+ times

WendyGav
WendyGAv WendyGav
#attackwatch Gibson Guitars are 100% American made..have DOJ raid them..oops u did that already
34 minutes ago

Torrey M. Spears
torreymspears Torrey M. Spears
#AttackWatch I’m missing about 500 million dollars invested in some sort of solar energy company that’s gone bankrupt. Help? #tcot #p2


30 posted on 09/14/2011 8:17:37 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: dynachrome

http://www.attackwatch.com/


31 posted on 09/14/2011 8:17:45 AM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Festivus4All Art Vandelay
I saw a 400 lb woman at the store buying a giant tub of ice cream w/ food stamps. I thought we were all supposed to eat peas? #attackwatch
1 minute ago

LMAO!


32 posted on 09/14/2011 8:19:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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iowahawkblog David Burge
Dear #AttackWatch: you keep using that phrase “community organizing.” I do not think it means what you think it means.
2 hours ago


33 posted on 09/14/2011 8:20:12 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

“Cats R us”!


34 posted on 09/14/2011 8:20:28 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: kevkrom

@trch822 t bone
I just saw several white people. The #seesomethingsaysomething” videos show likely terrorists are white middle class #attackwatch

@Luc256 Luc256
#AttackWatch my son would like to know where he can file a report for the theft of his future? #allyourObamabelongtous

@CHOWSTL Craig Lueschow
ATTN: #attackwatch There is a man at 1600 Penn. ave giving weapons to drug cartels so they can murder federal law enforcement agents.

@KRenner2 KRenner
Dear #AttackWatch, I heard that ‘lawmakers are looking for answers’ regarding Solyndra. Is that allowed?


35 posted on 09/14/2011 8:21:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

—And how would they disprove any ‘smears/misinformation’ anyway.—

Exactly. You really cannot do much of that in a tweet. One liners are good for slinging mud, but pretty poor for deflecting it.

And that is why I don’t take Twitter seriously.


36 posted on 09/14/2011 8:22:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dynachrome

I hope someone asks Obama if the Jobs Bill will be on the internet for 3 days.


37 posted on 09/14/2011 8:22:41 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: kevkrom

charitystartsat carol
Hey #AttackWatch - There are marxists and communists taking over our Country - please help


38 posted on 09/14/2011 8:22:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: NoLibZone

Thanks for the Wynn tip. I took care of it. You are a true patriot.


39 posted on 09/14/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT by all the best
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Please keep us up on these. I won’t give them my name.

Gut I really really need the laughs today altho it
hurts cause had hernia repair yesterday.


40 posted on 09/14/2011 8:23:31 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Rabid democRATS and 0bama the dictator own it all now.)
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To: dynachrome
I'm betting AttackWatch.com will be shut down by tonight...

...and the website name for sale at GoDaddy.com by tomorrow.

41 posted on 09/14/2011 8:23:35 AM PDT by moovova
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To: kevkrom

Heh! Jay Leno could get all of his material for WEEKS reading some of those zingers.


42 posted on 09/14/2011 8:23:50 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: montyspython

—Stalin was just as paranoid and imagine what Stalin would have done had Twitter been available to him.—

Not much. The internet is a serious problem for liars and would be despots. The truth percolates to the surface easily and it is very costly to attempt to keep it from the surface.

Ask Dan Rather.


43 posted on 09/14/2011 8:24:52 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
Twitter is actually very good for quickly spreading info.

It is not a liberal or conservative echo chamber.

The MSM hates it because they can't control the conversation.

So if enough people mock something or call attention to it... it will be see/heard.
44 posted on 09/14/2011 8:24:57 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Ouch! Bless your heart! Get to feeling better! :-)


45 posted on 09/14/2011 8:25:06 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: kevkrom

Ben
@WyattBEarp Ben
Should we report Democratic pundits to #AttackWatch for not tweeting good things about Obama’s American Jobs Act?

@Pedlar7 CW
#attackwatch I’d like to report the US Senate for not passing a budget for 800+ days. #HarryReid

@gailtalk gailtalk
RT @onzone203 @imstudwell @texasps I saw criminals running down the street armed w guns NOT provided by the Justice Dept #attackwatch

Bryan McCarthy
@outofstyle Bryan McCarthy
RT @jacksmith007 #attackwatch. Reporting on my neighbor who said the war in Afghanistan has not ended per #Obama campaign promise #MockObama

@teh_Dede Dede
Dear @AttackWatch someone requested 23,000 pages of Barack Obama’s emails .... oh wait..nevermind. #attackwatch


46 posted on 09/14/2011 8:26:32 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: dynachrome

Lawdy. They’re posting this crap:

AtackWatch AtackWatch
Did you know that Barack Obama has actually been Pro-Israel? Yes, it’s true. Glenn Beck lied: nyti.ms/nMMJO3 #attackwatch
1 minute ago


47 posted on 09/14/2011 8:27:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: US Navy Vet

A hashtag on twitter is a word or run-together phrase starting with the hash (#) sign. The twitter system uses that as a signal to treat that word, up to a space, as a tag (keyword if you will) that people can search for, even across twitter accounts that do not follow.

It is also how they determine trends: trends are determined by tracking the counts of hashtag usage.


48 posted on 09/14/2011 8:28:40 AM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: dynachrome

@Va_Lawgal

No, you don’t wear President Obama’s new #AttackWatch on your wrist. The hands go in your pockets....
2 minutes ago via web


49 posted on 09/14/2011 8:28:45 AM PDT by moovova
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To: kevkrom

yorkcoolj Jason York
Hey #attackwatch, all these damn American flags I see flying everywhere seem like an insult to our dear leader.
1 minute ago
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Stephen Johannsen
vegetaover9000 Stephen Johannsen
#attackwatch. Nancy Pelosi says that for every dollar spent on Food Stamps, 1.73 comes back. How come the ghettos aren’t rich?
1 minute ago
»
heather
CFHeather heather
I hear they are FORCING innocent shrimp to run on treadmills paid for by our tax dollars. #attackwatch


50 posted on 09/14/2011 8:29:11 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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