Sarah Palin Uses Social Media To Say People Who Use Social Media Are “Lazy”

Sarah Palin uses social media to proclaim how much she despises social media activism, and to criticize the Obama administration for using twitter.

Sarah Palin uses social media to proclaim how much she despises social media activism, and to criticize the Obama administration for using twitter.

Memo to Sarah Palin: If you are going to denounce social media activism, you might want to do it from somewhere other than Facebook and Twitter.

In the meanwhile, we can all have a good laugh at Palin’s expense.

It’s no surprise that Palin should jump on the right-wing bandwagon attacking Michelle Obama for joining the #BringBackOurGirls Twitter campaign. As I have previously written, the right has decided, for some reason, to pretend that a twitter campaign is the only action the U.S. is taking to find and rescue the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by the Boko Haram radicals. And that it has been ineffective So why should Palin turn down a chance to join the attack club and show off her famous foreign-policy mojo?

Palin announced on May 16:

Diplomacy via Twitter is the lazy, ineffectual, naïve, and insulting way for America’s leaders to deal with major national and international issues. It’s embarrassing. …

And what is the Obama administration’s weapon of choice in this battle for these young girls’ lives? Hashtagging tweets on social media! I kinda-sorta doubt a tweet will intimidate the kidnappers much. So, if you’re going to jump in and do something about these Islamic terrorists at all, then do it right, do it firmly, and kick their ass.

And where did Palin deliver this ass kicking of the Obama administration? That’s right, from her Facebook page. As Alan Colmes notes, it’s “the medium she almost exclusively uses to make major pronouncements.”

And then, as Mediaite caught, Palin tweeted her Facebook message!

So either Palin is a king-sized hypocrite for demanding President and Mrs. Obama do as she says and not as she does or she’s a king-sized ignoramus for not knowing she was engaging in the exact same behavior she was attacking Obama for engaging in. Plus, if she’s calling for the U.S. to kick somebody’s ass, you have to wonder if she’s well enough informed to know, as USA Today reported, “Nigeria has rejected U.S. offers of military-style assistance.” Or, maybe it’s – as Palin famously told Katie Couric  – it’s  all of them.