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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:29 PM
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State Dept. spokesman heavily uses Twitter to battle WikiLeaks fallout
Source: The Hill

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has been heavily employing Twitter to hit back at the latest WikiLeaks document dump that began nearly two weeks ago.

The most high-profile leaks have involved thousands of State Department cables that included diplomatic conversations and sometimes embarrassing observations about world leaders.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was called an "alpha dog" and was likened to Batman in a cable (with President Dmitry Medvedev being Robin) and whose country was likened to a "mafia state" that was sliding backwards on human rights and democratic institutions, has been especially critical over the information revealed in the leaks and has been championing WikiLeaks

"If there is democracy, it must be a full one. Why did they jail Mr. Assange? Is that democracy?" Putin said at a news conference Thursday. "You know what our villagers say: while someone's cow is mooing, yours better be silent."

"So I would like to shoot the puck back at our American colleagues," said Putin. "Do you yourself think that the U.S. diplomatic service is a crystal clear source of information?"




Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/133233...




BWHAHAHAHA!
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:31 PM
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1. Too late.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:34 PM
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2. Seriously?
ROFLMAO
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:38 PM
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3. Guys -- there is no reg required to comment at The Hill. n/t
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 01:48 PM
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4. Boy, you just don't know where to start.
:popcorn:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 04:59 PM
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5. I've started the tag #leavepjalone
because I just can't help myself.

lol
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 02:02 PM
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7. heh. is 'pj' like generic for "take out the sh*t"? got our 'pj' @ office, tats & all.
so ariana huffington has it right with: "3rd world America".
we are now baghdad bob.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 03:48 PM
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8. PJ Crowley is the Democrats' Ari Fleischer.

And I will RT anything posted with that tag. :P
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Celtic Raven Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-12-10 10:13 AM
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6. This one is just too good

No country believes in press freedom more than the United States. We practice what we preach. #WPFD


Yeah, we believe in it, we just don't have it.

:argh:



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