Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hillary knocks Donald...on Twitter

Here's another thing that doesn't make sense to me.

Hillary Clinton sent out a tweet saying "Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse."



It has 422,300 retweets and 1,800,000 likes.   I don't know what the tweet is really meant to accomplish, but the main thing I find weird is how news publications attributed the words in the tweet directly to Hillary Clinton.

What I mean is...there's no indication it was really Hillary Clinton who wrote the words and hit the "Tweet" button, right?  I kind of assume she has people who help her handle social media, the way that Donald Trump has Dan Scavino to help him write his tweets.  Yet, publications like The Hill attributed the words directly to Hillary:

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489230-clinton-please-do-not-take-medical-advice-from-a-man-who-looked

If I were writing for a news website, I'd start using phrases like: "Hillary Clinton's Twitter account said..."  I would do that every time, and I would do that for every major politician:  Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, etc...  Like, come on, do you really think JOE BIDEN is writing all the tweets that appear on his Twitter account?  They have impeccable spelling and pronunciation.  At least when Donald Trump puts out a typo-laden tweet, I get the sense he may have written it himself.

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