Anatomy Of A Tweet…
Today, as usually happens during Jansing & Co. on a Friday, there was a Flashback Friday where a clip from somewhere in Jansing’s past is replayed. Today’s clip concerned the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.
Ok, so they chose this clip. I don’t have a problem with that. It was an historic event for many reasons. But I do have a problem with this tweet that was sent out on the J & Co. Twitter feed prior to the clip’s playing…
The absolute best Flashback Friday EVER! Coming up
Really? Obama’s election is “the absolute best Flashback Friday EVER!”???
The account is a generic show account so someone’s editorializing here and it’s not Jansing. We know it’s not her because she always signs her tweets with “-cj”.
But the inference will be made that Jansing thinks that the election of Barack Obama makes for the best Flashback Friday that her show could show of her. The chances that she does think that are so tiny there isn’t a microscope on the planet powerful enough to see them.
It’s tough enough as it is to argue in favor of straight shooters like Jansing on an increasingly progressively polarized channel like MSNBC which has its progressivism unfairly taint those who still try to play it as nonpartisan as possible as she and others like Chuck Todd do. Things like this just undercut all that and paint her into a corner she would probably not wanted to be painted in to.
Like it or not, the Jansing & Co. staff needs to realize that it’s her show and though it’s a group account it’s her name on that account. Such sweeping editorials will reflect upon her and her staff needs to rein it in lest they ascribe motivations upon her that she wouldn’t necessarily want ascribed.