Top 10 Idiot Tweets and the Paris Tragedy

Top 10 Idiot Tweets and the Paris Tragedy


Tragedy and Twitter.  There are certain moments in time when psychiatrists could have a field day by just reading social media.  Just a few simple observations questions: Why would anyone use the historic attack on the city of Paris as an opportunity to attack protesting students in Missouri?  Why would anyone use the moment to talk foreign policy while people were still being murdered?  Could it be because certain facts are too horrible to confront and some need to change the subject?

As one of those tools that is driven by impulse, Twiiter often demonstrates (inadvertently), that there are many people out there who seriously need to push themselves away from the computer when a tragic event happens. But clearly for some, twitter is too addicting. During breaking news situations, when information is unclear, anything can be seen on twitter.

Twitter is always there as the vehicle of choice for the over communicative.  The top 10 tweets during the Paris terrorist attack:

10.  Why is the queen on WMD sitting around obsessed with students in Missouri to the point that not even the violent deaths of 150+ people can’t take her mind off of it?

09.  Thoughtful notes from a member of Congress.

08.  Her again. 


07.  Don’t be like this DirectTV… 

06.  No we can’t all agree.


05.  One has to wonder if some simply use strategy for clicks and attention.

04.  Over 150 lose their lives and THIS is the first thought to pop up? 


03. And the Captain Obvious Award goes to…

02. Only three hours into the attack how do reporters know who the attackers are?


01. Words you didn’t hear when Tim McVeigh, Adam Lanza and Dylan Roof murdered a bunch of people.

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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke