Who among us hasn’t claimed censorship from “the man” at the slightest inconvenience?
On Friday, political strategist and former Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson took to Twitter to suggest the site was “suppressing” her tweets about Kathy Griffin.
Given the absurdity of whining about a comedian while the president is selling out planet Earth to Big Oil interests, that may have been a blessing in disguise. The truth, however, was much stupider. Pierson’s message to “@kathygriffin” didn’t begin with a period, so—as Twitter explains on its help page—the tweet would only be seen by Griffin herself and those who follow both her and Pierson.
Many, many people tried to explain this to Pierson—to no avail.
Refusing to admit she’d made a simple goof, Pierson decided to write off the matter as “a glitch” before getting back to her primary role as a senior political strategist: tweeting about comedian Kathy Griffin and not the betrayal of 195 countries with whom we promised to combat climate change. #MAGA.
If you remember Pierson at all, it may be for her stunningly off-base comments during last year’s election. Among other things, Pierson claimed that President Obama’s policies “probably” killed Gold Star parent Khizr Khan’s son, who died in Iraq four years before Obama took office. She also, tastefully, wore a bullet necklace during a CNN appearance and still hasn’t deleted this vaguely eugenicist tweet about “pure breeds” running for president.
If nothing else, Pierson’s former boss knows how to use Twitter. Pierson, who joined the service in 2009, still needs help, apparently.
Update 6:40pm: She still doesn’t get it.
Update 6:55pm: She did it again.