Skip to comments.Valerie Plame Blames Social Media For Why She Shared Anti-Semitic Articles
Posted on 09/10/2019 7:20:49 AM PDT by MarvinStinson
'That's why I'm not on Twitter anymore'
Democratic congressional candidate Valerie Plame (N.M.) blamed social media, specifically Twitter, on Monday night for why she interacted with an anti-Semitic website in 2017.
Plame appeared on CNN's Cuomo Prime Time to discuss her official campaign launch as she runs for New Mexico's open Third Congressional District seat. After talking about her new campaign ad, host Chris Cuomo pressed Plame in a series of questions about sharing articles from the fringe site UNZ Review in September 2017, including one accusing "American Jews" of "driving America's wars."
"You have retweeted or shown interest in articles that are put out by a website that is basically a platform for extremist thought and anti-Semitism. What are you doing having anything to do with a site like that if you want to represent New Mexico as a Democrat?" Cuomo asked.
Plame said she apologized profusely multiple times after she retweeted the article. Plame shifted the topic to her kids and how she told them about the importance of expressing sincerity when apologizing.
"Why did you do it?" Cuomo asked.
"Because I didn't read the article all the way through and I was simply focused on getting out of the mistake I thought of getting out [of] the Iran nuclear deal, which I thought was a really bad idea, and that's proven to be true," Plame said.
Cuomo wasn't done pressing Plame on her excuses for sharing the anti-Semitic articles on her Twitter page, saying, "You've shown other interests in that website before. Why would you have anything do with a website that is operated or at least provided by a guy that's a Holocaust denier?"
"Because social media and Twitter can be a pretty hateful environment, and it doesn't exactly lend itself to thoughtful discussion or reading all the way through," Plame said. "I made a terrible mistake, and I hurt people whose beliefs I respect and I apologized for it."
Cuomo asked Plame whether there was something particular about that website she likes, noting she previously shared nine articles from the site. One was titled "Why I Still Dislike Israel" and another was about "Dancing Israelis" on 9/11.
"Sometimes all sorts of things come across, as you know, in social media that you don't read all the way through," Plame said. "That's why I'm not on Twitter anymore."
When pressed by MSNBC's Kasie Hunt in May about sharing the posts, she claimed, "It's not who I am and it's not what I believe. It was extremely painful. I had not read the whole article all the way through and when I realized what it was, it was embarrassing and hurtful, so I apologize deeply and sincerely, and I've done it multiple times both privately and publicly."
She went on to say "we all make mistakes" and that sharing the article was a "doozy."
Cuomo asked Plame whether there was something particular about that website she likes, noting she previously shared nine articles from the site.
One was titled “Why I Still Dislike Israel” and another was about “Dancing Israelis” on 9/11.
Guess that explains why she moved to another state to run in a district that’s probably 0.002% Jewish.
What’s the difference? Isn’t it scoring points as a dem lately to take swings at Israel?
It’s funny I never have that problem sharing anti Israel/Jew articles because ONCE I SEE that they are, I STOP reading.
And usually leave a nasty comment if possible.
“So I apologize deeply and sincerely.”
So she knew from the titles alone that she liked these articles enough to share them. Interesting admission.
(But at least we can all sympathize a bit... who on FR hasn't been bitten in the butt for replying to a thread after only reading the headline, only to be waaay off base? LOL)
Unz review has articles and comments ranging from brilliant to insane—welcome to the wild wild web!
Warning: snowflakes or anyone easily offended _really_ needs to stay away from there...
“..blamed social media,..”
If not by design (who knows?) but then very conveniently “social media” has become an excellent vehicle for the the government to spy on it’s subects’ thoughts.
So I apologize deeply and sincerely.
A nation of grovelers.
Another eastern carpetbagger moved to an erstwhile pristine western state to further it’s ruination.
Top Secret agent .007 back in the news? I wondered what became of her.
She’s a attention ho.
Once the boobs sag and the face wrinkles this one is headed for a psych ward someplace.
I have never trusted apologies from people who characterize the amazing awesomeness of their own apologies.
One hopes NM is smarter than supporting this fraud.
What’s the problem? An anti-semite who can’t read should be a shoo-in for the Democrat primary.
While her campaign has been about Trump and the direction the country is going, she has not said ONE WORD about what how she would represent the people of her district in New Mexico.
Plame’s running for office now, eh? Sheesh...will people of NM really vote for HER?
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