Pentagon retweeted "Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency" today, then deleted it


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/16/pentagon-retweeted-donald-tr.html


#2

That was MY pentagon that retweeted it.


#3

Sentiment aside, you would think the solution to potentially embarrassing Twitter flubs would be to stop using Twitter already.

Why does the Pentagon even have a Twitter account?


#4

Yup. A social media presence is highly valuable if your place of work manufactures gaming keyboards.

Not so much if your place of work bombs foreign entities.


#5

Everyone I knew, assumed Trump would not be elected president because it was such a manifestly Bad Idea. We weren’t wrong that it would be a Bad Idea, we were wrong that it couldn’t happen for that reason.


#6

So that’s how the Deep State is resisting Trump. Very subtle!


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#9

Because public endorsement of violence is necessary to legitimise it…


#10

Why is this worth mentioning? It’s either a mistake, or a piece of culture jamming indistinguishable from a mistake. There is literally nothing to see here.


#11

Too true. We are tasked with pattern matching a billion sources of input in a new virtual world whose ultimate agency is so utterly baffling that in the past handful of months we’ve all sat back on a primeval granite rock in the foggy woods, scratched our heads, and contemplated “what does it all mean?”

But, at the end of the day, you know what? Go and re-watch the film “All the President’s Men” and recite the crucial mantra: “Follow the Money”…


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Because Twitter is a highly effective distributor of propaganda.


#13

Because it is amusing, unlike when the US military make equally stupid mistakes with some of their lethal equipment.


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Sokath, his eyes still covered.


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xkcd


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Temba, his arms open.
Shaka, when the walls fell.


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