Oh no she didn’t. . .
Chelsea Clinton just awakened the sarcasm giant on Twitter because of a Tweet that seems too dumb to be true. The Stanford graduate with a Masters degree from Oxford saw an advertisement for a Republican Lincoln Day Dinner that reporter Andrew Lofholm at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida tweeted. It was a picture of Lincoln wearing a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap.
Chelsea tweeted with alarm: “Please tell me this is photoshopped. Please?
Well, that released what conservative reporter, Tom Blumer, called “The Snark Brigade.” Blumer wrote:
“Chelsea Clinton is 37 years old — 19 years past the minimum voting age, 16 years over the legal age to drink, no longer entitled to reflexive press protection as the daughter of a Democratic President or presidential candidate, and thus eligible for ridicule when she deserves it — even if the establishment media’s gatekeepers don’t like it. I’d suggest that if you really have to ask, as Mrs. Clinton did, if a “Make America Great Again” hat seen on a rendering of Abe Lincoln on the cover of a Republican Party dinner program has been “photoshopped,” you deserve every bit of the ridicule coming your way.”
And here are some of those “snarky” responses that came her way on Twitter:
“No, this is the exact hat Lincoln was wearing when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. People forget that.”
“Nope, Lincoln was wearing that exact hat at the Theater.”
“Nope, they found a picture of Lincoln wearing a MAGA hat from the nineteenth century. No photoshop needed.”
“I remember this photo was taken at the 1856 Republican National Convention and is real.”
“It’s as real as those Bosnian snipers.”
Can you imagine if George W. Bush’s daughters (both in their mid-30’s) made a comment like this? There’s no way the mainstream press and the late night pundits could have resisted. But it seems that Chelsea is getting a pass from most of the media. They are quick to celebrate her effective tweeting but have remained silent over this most recent gaff. It’s going to be interesting to see how this might change now that she has alluded to possible political ambitions. She’s going to have to get used to more and more scrutiny.
What do you think about her latest Tweet?