By Edward M. Bury, APR (aka The PRDude)
It’s still early in the third week of October in the year 2019, and already a significant amount of news coverage and analysis is focused on the person who posted a tweet that compares a truly ghastly aspect of American history with a current Congressional investigation.
Speaking of questions:
What was the focus of last week’s outlandish, bizarre, disturbing and incomprehensible tweet from this person? I don’t recall. There probably were several similarly malicious tweets that sparked dialogue across all communication channels.
What will be the subject of tomorrow’s outlandish, bizarre, disturbing and incomprehensible tweet from this person? Who knows. But assuredly, the media and so-called Twittersphere will chronicle the fallout.
Since the first tweet was sent in 2006, a seemingly modest way to send out seemingly innocuous, personal messages — first within a 180-character limit, then doubled to 360 characters — has evolved into a communications medium with the power to command the national and even global spotlight — often with messages of despair, deceit and destruction of the American way of life.
Think about it: What amounts to a couple of sentences can drive what’s deemed important and newsworthy.
That’s why I implore all who read this post to ignore the kind of calculated, often despicable tweets like the one referenced here. Go to your laptop or handheld device and tweet out a positive message about our nation, its people and its stature on the world stage.
Perhaps more messages of positivism will overshadow those of unfounded negativity.