You know that Rep. Elise Stefanik struck a nerve Friday while questioning former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch; as Twitchy reported, a doctored photo of her giving the finger while Yovanovitch was applauded began making the rounds and was retweeted by George Conway, who also called her “lying trash” and helped get the hashtag #TrashyStefanik trending.
CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter had a pretty hot take on that doctored photo; yes it was fake, but it was also sort of believable.
Why is the fake photo of Stefanik damaging? Bc it's sort of believable in light of her somewhat obnoxious performance yesterday that drew massive backlash and generated fundraising for her opponent. I mean, I did a double take. It must be labeled as photoshopped or taken down.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 16, 2019
— Diet Publicola (@DietPublicola) November 16, 2019
We knew it was an obvious fake the second we saw it in our timeline. But it’s “sort of believable” if you’re gullible, we guess.
Sorry, it's not remotely believable.
I don't care if you don't like what she did this week. That's fine.
But if you buy that photo, you've lost perspective. https://t.co/enKGxhqbST
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 16, 2019
Fake but accurate? This is @CNN
— jack70123 (@jack70123) November 16, 2019
I was wondering why a former Ted Cruz staffer would say something like this, then I saw the first 3 letters in her bio.
Those cable news contributor checks are a hell of a drug. https://t.co/WnKINEkXLx
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) November 16, 2019
Is fake but accurate really the take you want to go with here?
— Burn It All Down (@TimHaas70) November 16, 2019
Can’t you just denounce the photo without having to take a shot at her?
— Ryan Hooper (@ryhooper) November 16, 2019
Only this clown could manage to “criticize” the attack on Stefanik by also attacking Stefanik.
She’s not an ally. https://t.co/C5RNOnoBRg
— RBe (@RBPundit) November 16, 2019
CNN conservatism https://t.co/bdmKD5xJGx
— Oilfield Willy (@Oilfield_Willy) November 16, 2019
You mean it played into a narrative Democrats and the media want to use to destroy another strong Republican woman? If so, you are correct. https://t.co/P2i9qUKkMO
— Paul Seale (@paulvseale) November 16, 2019
“The problem with the photo is that it’s fake but confirms my priors” https://t.co/jDRBxFuhjc
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) November 16, 2019
Obnoxious performance? Calling out the hypocrisy of Schiff and this entire sham is not obnoxious. It’s called her duty. The only thing obnoxious is your tweet.
— Jim Stover (@theagileviking) November 16, 2019
Well, you would know obnoxious performances.
— Adso of Melk (@PalimpsestMan) November 16, 2019
Yeah, a man is forceful. A woman is obnoxious. Why don’t you just call her a bitch and be done with it? https://t.co/h4sBPcMcB7
— (((Charlie Martin))) (@chasrmartin) November 16, 2019
Ah yes, somehow it's partially her fault…
— Zach Jones (@TheZMaster23) November 16, 2019
I guess she was just asking for it, right? You useless hack.
— Robert Laurent (@RobLaurent) November 16, 2019
I thought she did a great job
— madsenc (@madsenc) November 16, 2019
It is not believable to me and I appreciated her behavior of standing up to the sham that the Dems are pushing through. @EliseStefanik was pushing back against the same kinds of people who doctored that photo. She has my full support.
— Ella Canon 🇺🇸 (@sgtmolly06) November 16, 2019
I wish it was real. I’d like her even more.
— Mike Smith (@nyyb4life) November 16, 2019
You are despicable defending this. You’ve turned into exactly what you oppose. Supposedly.
— Fredo Ocasio Stelter (@Hillarysserver) November 16, 2019
It would be rude to call your tweet a disingenuous insult masquerading as a principled stand. It would be unkind to call you a second-rate hack who's cashing in on some vestigial association with a movement she never understood. People must not write so bluntly about others.
— CG's Geometry PitchBot (@cg_geometry) November 16, 2019
People ask GOP to fight back and when we find a congress WOMAN with the fortitude to do so, its called obnoxious.
— Mrs_Pinky Thoughts 🦅🇺🇸 (@mrs_pinky85) November 16, 2019
Women supporting women; amirite, Amanda? https://t.co/9LvchomED0
— Pixie 🦃 ss (@pixiejss) November 16, 2019
"Massive backlash. All my friends are talking about it." https://t.co/q0FhQXhEJu
— 𝔱𝔰𝔞𝔯 𝔟𝔢𝔠𝔨𝔢𝔱 𝔞𝔡𝔞𝔪𝔰 (@BecketAdams) November 16, 2019
Did @TitaniaMcGrath hack you?
— David Betz (@DFBetz) November 16, 2019
Impeachment not going good Amanda? You sound angry.
— Macado (@macado6413) November 16, 2019
Is this another installment of you gaslighting America?
— Kyle Beckley (@Kyle_Beckley) November 16, 2019
Author of “Gaslighting America.” https://t.co/GZBwUKtvCz
— Nicky Belmond (@BelmondNicky) November 16, 2019
I mean this is just unbelievable. With all due respect this is quite literally one of the dumbest takes ever… https://t.co/dgZTW4ITQh
— CHICO (@chicostien) November 16, 2019
This is a terrible hot take.
Use the same rationale for the Russian ads in 2016…they were only damaging because they were believable… Right? https://t.co/vFN43lCMnX
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) November 17, 2019
On top of being a shitty thing to say I don’t think this person knows any more about how to beat Trump than she did when she recommended candidates not attack Trump in the primaries.https://t.co/HEZIY5WgH4
— BT (@back_ttys) November 17, 2019
What exactly is your job?
— Gary Eaton (@garysteveneaton) November 16, 2019
Poster apologizes for and deletes doctored Elise Stefanik photo, but Dana Loesch has questions https://t.co/ZNwWiWRx6X
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 16, 2019