Twitter says it’s all Nick Clegg’s fault in ironic swipe at newspapers | Technology | guardian.co.uk
Charles Arthur on #nickcleggsfault:
"In particular the Daily Mail's use of an eight-year-old article written by Clegg for the Guardian, in which he criticises attitudes to Germany which seem stuck in the 1950s – and fail to recognise how it has reinvented itself since – for its front-page splash outraged many Twitter commentators, who rapidly pointed to the Mail's history of seeking to deny refuge to Jews fleeing the Nazis, and to Lord Rothermere's congratulatory telegram to Hitler for the Czech invasion in 1939.
The rapid responses on Twitter indicate just how much shorter the feedback loop now is for the mainstream media and electors – and how dangerous it can be to attack politicians who are riding a wave of popularity."
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