By: Philip | 05-19-2018 | News
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Harper's Magazine Awakens Internet Outrage Machine With Out Of Context Tweet

Ok, I've waited several hours, looks like the whole of media was ready to just "let this slide." Insignificant as it may be, I'm just not going to let it go though.

Dozens of retweets, a few more likes and a couple hundred plus comments at this writing. That's what's called "ratio'd" in Twit-speak. When you make a faux pas on Twitter you can often tell by the ratio of comments to likes and retweets. When the (often flabbergasted) comments outnumber the likes by 2 to 3 or more, that's when you know you've been ratio'd. Harper's tweeting "Where's the Jew" therefore, had a fairly predictable effect then.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Really? Why did this Harper&#39;s tweet get so many replies and the rest get ignored? Why does every j*w act as though it&#39;s another holocaust as soon as you bring up the fact that their behavior is explicitly anti-white?</p>&mdash; Proud Pitmommy (@EuthPit) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nice to see Nazi-ism and antisemitism have gone mainstream.<br><br>That’s what happens when the President applauds bigotry and dehumanizes certain races.<br><br>cc: <a href="">@ADL_National</a></p>&mdash; CovfefeCola (@CovfefeCola) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Of course, the President (who by the way, is now on Israeli currency after becoming a national hero for supporting the embassy move to Jerusalem) was blamed for a world in which "Nazi-ism and antisemitism have gone mainstream. That’s what happens when the President applauds bigotry and dehumanizes certain races."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The new social media intern: <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Spanky McDutcherson (@thatdutchperson) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Of course, there were multiple cries from the peanut gallery to "fire the new intern."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When normies try to be &quot;edgy&quot;.<br><br>Don&#39;t go with the teenage interns joke again <a href="">@Harpers</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Boris Baddenov 🇦🇺 (@RattFinke) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A copt.</p>&mdash; Harper&#39;s Magazine (@Harpers) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The tweet was dated 4:46 AM and no full explanation or apology (or even deletion) has yet occurred, now just in case the inevitable does happen we did manage to <a href="">archive the page for posterity</a>. Apparently the Harper's account was "live tweeting" the Royal wedding, other cryptic posts such as "A copt" received far less engagement so there's always the chance that this was a tacky ploy for publicity which, for one of the oldest and most venerable magazines in the United States, is pretty sad. Few of the other tweets got even a dozen retweets and generally no comments, but "Where's the Jew?" was enough to awake the millions of Twitterati just waiting to be outraged by something that isn't really anything. Not that Harper's hasn't "dabbled" in some borderline antisemitism in the past 120 years or so…

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk.<br>~ Mark Twain: Concerning The Jews, Harper&#39;s Magazine, March, 1898.</p>&mdash; He&#39;s Great (@GodfidenceElyon) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Apparently, the live tweeter in question felt the need to explain they were a "(Jewish) Republican" towards the end of the Royal tweet-storm. Once again, most of the people expressing outrage were likely not Jewish themselves. Sadly, there are so many real issues in the world that if the busybodies of the internet would set themselves upon could possibly be improved, but it's so much easier to "have the right opinion" or "be in the right" than to actually do anything proactive or productive. For the past three years, the narrative of an amassing army of anti-Semite, white nationalists waiting to storm the gates has been blasted by MSNBC and other media outlets with a neo-liberal or far left bias.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I didn’t know why I was awake but now I realize it is so I can be one of three people witnessing the harper’s account do its first and last event livetweet <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Steve Kandell (@SteveKandell) <a href="">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Regardless what the full story behind the whole mess is, this is quite likely the last time Harper's devotes several hours to livetweeting a major event.

Twitter: #fail

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Anonymous No. 26542 2018-05-19 : 19:33

Where have we seen this before…..?

A no nothing falling apart Mag. Rag, or obscure media source does something outrageous getting lots of Negative Right attention. It temporarily increases its Far Left readers and subscriptions. Making lots of Ad-Click Revenue, which wakes up Liberal Advertisers that want to ride the wave.

Anonymous No. 26554 2018-05-19 : 23:58

Jews and their goyim lackies are so as leftypol woukd say it, "reactionary."

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Anonymous No. 26564 2018-05-20 : 03:33

The jew is behind the curtain

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