On Wednesday, #BridgeGhazi emerged as classless cretins’ hashtag of choice for tweets about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal tied to Gov. Chris Christie’s administration.
“Could you be any more insensitively vile? Chris Stevens. Ty Woods. Sean Smith. Glen Doherty,” was one of many spankings BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski received after calling #BridgeGhazi “the best hashtag on the Internet.”
So what did Politico do? It embraced the hashtag in this headline:
Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi, via @jdelreal: http://t.co/IazdxJTuYH
— POLITICO (@politico) January 9, 2014
Here’s a tweet from the “real journalist” who authored the article.
Today a new hashtag was born (and maybe a new formula for naming political scandals): #Bridgeghazi http://t.co/d3ur6czv7a
— Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) January 9, 2014
New formula? Yeah, no.
Hey, hot tip, Politico: Critics leap on Politico for delighting in “repugnant” hashtag:
Wow. MT @gopfashionista: Politico hashtag is beyond poor taste ==> https://t.co/zeY6Gn617K
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 9, 2014
It’s beyond poor taste and the article neglects to even mention the smackdowns delivered to disrespectful tools using the hashtag.
Once more, for emphasis: Gross hashtag, guys. RT @politico: Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi, via @jdelreal
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) January 9, 2014
@politico @jdelreal WHAT IS WRONG WITH U? Bridgeghazi hashtag is hurtful, insensitive to families of those killed in #benghazi! Grow up.
— AGal (@GallSueJoe) January 9, 2014
MSM in one tweet RT @politico Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi, via @jdelreal: http://t.co/Ygqq0ftxdP
— Lauren Luxenburg (@LaurenC_Lux) January 9, 2014
Nothing is okay about the term #Bridgeghazi RT @politico: Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi: http://t.co/i2w6nDZw6t
— Edward Hart (@tedhartii) January 9, 2014
@politico #Bridgeghazi??? You might want to rethink that one. #Asshat!
— ē'-lō ē'-lō kă-nō' ن (@IloiloKano) January 9, 2014
.@politico @jdelreal Using the hash #Bridgeghazi is in profoundly poor taste. Clean that shit up, hacks.
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) January 9, 2014
@politico You probably thought that hashtag was a lot more tasteful than it is.
— Sunny (@sunnyright) January 9, 2014
Did you really just use that hashtag? RT @politico: Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi, via @jdelreal: http://t.co/zwSQ2YrYzp
— RBe (@RBPundit) January 9, 2014
How on Earth is that hashtag ok? – RT @politico: Chris Christie's critics leap on #Bridgeghazi, via @jdelreal: http://t.co/RMPtVewY1q
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 9, 2014
(Hat tip: @gopfashionista)
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