on March 16, 2015 by Staff in Social & Online Media, Comments Off on Photoshops ridicule State Department’s impotent hashtag diplomacy [pics]

Photoshops ridicule State Department’s impotent hashtag diplomacy [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/BenHowe/status/459525523996434433

The State Department made social media history on Thursday night — embarrassing, cringeworthy history — with ridiculous hashtag diplomacy.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/459532151768117251

If only.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken to using the Obama admin’s #UnitedForUkraine hashtag.

http://twitter.com/#!/mfa_russia/status/459397721674489856

When State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki responded with her worthless “hope” that the Kremlin “will live by the promise of hashtag,” the Twitterverse fulfilled its standing promise of ridicule by Photoshop.

http://twitter.com/#!/JonJayGroden/status/459537492539346944

Yes. Evidently the plan is to bring Putin to his knees with weapons-grade idiocy, selfies and hashtag sorcery.

http://twitter.com/#!/Slublog/status/459538108082823169
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/459555502867767296
http://twitter.com/#!/The_J_Team/status/459580615176622080
http://twitter.com/#!/AmyOtto8/status/459546276657262592
http://twitter.com/#!/Coondawg68/status/459674263427903489
http://twitter.com/#!/Coondawg68/status/459653636734189568
http://twitter.com/#!/ScottLofquist/status/459546774185578496
http://twitter.com/#!/BlueShiftBlog/status/459696633182453760
http://twitter.com/#!/deppisch/status/459741720297492480

Is it possible Psaki’s Twitter account was hacked? Unlikely. As John Hayward notes at Human Events, Psaki said something similar at a press briefing: “I don’t think they’re living by their hashtag.”

It’s a clown admin, bro.

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisBarnhart/status/459536844430909440

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

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