This is one for the books, folks.
It started off innocently enough this weekend, when über-twerp Bill Mitchell took a characteristically gross shot at John McCain:
The more I see of John McCain the more I believe he was the songbird in Vietnam and sold out his friends. He does that now every day.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) October 14, 2017
Total douchebag, right? Right. He deserved to get called out for that, which he was:
This is despicable. The man was tortured for years because he was captured while serving his country.
— Sarah ?uinlan (@sarahmquinlan) October 14, 2017
And then today, this happened:
MCain lived in the Hanoi Hilton .. He wasn't a POW!
— ?? Alicia ? (@AliciaLee1256) October 16, 2017
Oh. Em. Gee. Do we laugh or cry? How about both?
I'm still leaning toward these people all being part of a really complicated hidden camera gag. pic.twitter.com/re30FbUb1M
— TexasFightbuddie (@lizbuddie) October 16, 2017
Please tell me this is actually brilliant satire.
— Amy Doghouse (@AmyDoghouse) October 16, 2017
PleasePleasePlease tell us this is supposed to be a joke.
— Kerry W (@Texican1957) October 16, 2017
It’s … well, it’s something.
Wow! Even if this is a bot! pic.twitter.com/8MuyamC1m6
— Alt-Josh ? (@elliseellis) October 16, 2017
Even if it is a bot.
@TwitchyTeam If you keep track of Russian bots, this one is somewhat more amusing than usual.
If OTOH it's a real person, then Lord help us https://t.co/TDoQ3eu9NZ
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) October 16, 2017
To be honest, we’re not entirely sure what’s happening. What a weird, weird time to be alive.
— Celine (@CelinePhila) October 16, 2017
— K. Scott Gant ? (@ksgant) October 16, 2017
— Jay Zee (@JayRooTheDee) October 16, 2017
— sw19womble (@sw19_womble) October 16, 2017
— (=^•^=)~ (@mclaughe) October 16, 2017
Just booked an exotic vacay! Time to get my passport renewed.
— Rachel Veronica (@ExiledRachel) October 16, 2017
the Hanoi Hilton was nice and all but it didn't have as good an omelet chef as the Hai Phong Hyatt pic.twitter.com/E5m28dBvTI
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) October 16, 2017
Dammit Twitter, this is why we can't have nice things. https://t.co/tEZ4LFQqUZ
— ?The?Foo? (@PolitiBunny) October 16, 2017
Goodness. The juxtaposition of the terrible and the stupid here is really something. https://t.co/miUA9Ew347
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) October 16, 2017
— BoxcarMurphy (@boxcarmurphy) October 16, 2017
We have a winner! pic.twitter.com/hsvze4o3Ar
— (((Chris Tollef☀️))) (@Pokes86) October 16, 2017
Stop your searching twitter. We found the dumbest thing of the day, maybe the month. https://t.co/jfn3nhYHSg
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) October 16, 2017
This is by far, the most ignorant tweet I've ever read.
— Barbara Kiourkas (@BarbaraKiourkas) October 16, 2017
Some parting advice for anyone who decides to follow in “Alicia’s” footsteps: Don’t.
Alicia, for the love of all that’s good & holy, PLEASE Google Hanoi Hilton before your next post. pic.twitter.com/iALn4kvxl4
— ❄️RESISTiffany❄️ (@tiffanyclay) October 16, 2017
Next time, before inviting a scolding and history lesson, I suggest you do just a wee bit of reading before slandering a war hero.
— Frank Jannuzi (@FrankJannuzi) October 16, 2017
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.