Obama hammered by Twitter over drone statement: "When brown civilians die, it's business as usual"

The president revealed that American hostage died in a drone strike, and Twitter was very unhappy

By Scott Eric Kaufman
April 23, 2015 7:20PM (UTC)
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The reaction to President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States accidentally killed two al Qaeda hostages in a drone strike earlier this year has been swift and cynical.

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And right on cue:

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Most of the reactions, however, were full of outrage -- albeit for different reasons depending on which side of the political spectrum the person reacting falls on.

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Or not:

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Glenn Greenwald made a point:

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But others were less inclined to be civil making it:

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Some found what Obama didn't say as significant as what he did:

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While others noted the difficulty in programming advertising around announcements such as these:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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