The kidnapped Nigerian girls and the hashtivism of the First Lady came up on my most recent TV and radio shots. You can see me discussing it last night with Sean Hannity on Fox News, in an appearance that seems to have been universally panned by Tweeters who couldn't find Nigeria, never mind Cameroon, on a map but know a cool hashtag when they see one. Also: Apparently, I'm racist because I want those black schoolgirls rescued as opposed to getting them "trending" on Twitter. Breitbart's Jeff Poor writes about my Fox appearance here:
"Unless you're actually doing something to bring them back, this tweet is less than useless because it communicates to the world that you're not a serious power."
Steyn also took issue with Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, who criticized conservative talker Rush Limbaugh on his Monday show for attacking the Obama administration tactic of using social media.
"I would like to get those 276 girls back, Sean, and hire them as replacement writers for Jon Stewart because they couldn't do a worse job than his writing staff if that so-called hashtag is the best he can come up with," Steyn added. "Look, I'm serious. I'd like to get those girls back alive. As I said, I regard them as my Commonwealth cousins and I want them back alive. But a tweet and a hashtag is not getting them back alive. So Jon Stewart should get serious. It's not about you or Rush [Limbaugh]. It's not about you. It's not about me. It's about the president of the world's superpower reducing himself to a tweet because that's cool. Well, a tweet works for Alec Baldwin. And a tweet works for Beyoncé and Jay-Z. A tweet does not work for the foreign policy of the United States."
~This morning I started the day with Toronto's Number One morning man John Oakley. Cut-off shorts featured, as did kilts, in what turned into an unintended theme for the show. One cannot help feeling that the contemporary west has nothing under its kilt. As for the other topics:
The stuff about hashtagging while Rome burns is epic.
His lament of how
utterly flaccidboring homosexuality has become because of the liberal fetish with The Gay is hysterical.
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~Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll keeping my weekly date south of the border with Hugh Hewitt, live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.