The Huffington Post, in collaboration with engineer Adam Pash, has developed a little toy they call Ratio Bot that alerts users to “terrible” tweets made by prominent pundits, celebrities, and writers who use Twitter to communicate with the public.
The idea behind the bot is that if a tweet gets more replies than “favorites,” there’s a good chance that you said something “bad” on social media. To put it another way, you said something that offended the legions of millennial lefties who call Twitter home. To put it yet another way, if you wanted a tool you could use to see just how much it hurts these little lefties to see an opinion they disagree with – a tool that almost singlehandedly explains why we’ve got a big problem on our college campuses – Huffington Post just did you a tremendous favor.
For proof, let’s just look at some of the tweets @ratiobot69 has already highlighted. They were featured in the Huffington Post story announcing the tool, so let it be known that the site is standing behind their invention as doing exactly what it’s intended to do: Namely, let us “watch other people dunk on terrible tweets.” Ipso facto, the Huffington Post believes that the tweets they featured here are among the worst of the worst.
Marvel, if you will, at some of these – and we quote – “godawful tweets.”
So, for context, there was a little semantics game being played on social media this week, where lefties were trying to understand why the mainstream media doesn’t call Trump out on his “lies” more often. This led actor John Cusack to tweet, “Not falsehoods – lies,” at some reporters in the press. The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman responded with this “terrible” tweet:
So even though Haberman defended her choice of phrasing by basically throwing Trump’s intelligence into question, that wasn’t good enough for the psychopathic liberals who demand utter progressive subservience from the media. Thus, Haberman was the author of a “godawful” tweet deserving of mockery and scorn from the Twitter twits (and their puppets at the Huffington Post).
Rich Lowry of National Review critiziced the NFL’s anthem protests as “stupid and indefsnsible” in an article, which inspired reporter John Harwood to ask: “Why indefensible?” Lowry’s response was one the Huffington Post tagged as, yes, “terrible and godawful”:
“You’re disrespecting a symbol of the nation and the sacrifice so many have made to defend it,” he wrote.
This seems like about as mild and reasonable of an opinion as you could have while still criticizing the players who kneeled, but no, HuffPo demands that all people agree, and that all agreement be done on the left side of an issue. Verdict: Lowry’s opinion is not just “wrong,” but actively offensive.
Our favorite, though, is this one:
Anyone who doesn’t think that the media railroaded Trump on that “animals” business is beneath any common respect. For the Huffington Post to shamelessly cite this as an example of an “ill-advised” tweet on Cillizza’s part show’s you that they have NO interest in getting the facts straight. There is only one “fact” that matters, and that’s whether you’re on THEIR side or the WRONG side. It’s a garbage website, through and through.