Geez, what a dick.
The Seattle Seahawks lost 17-10 to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and many fans of the team didn’t take it well. Now, you can debate whether fans booing a team that’s won 14 straight at home have high expectations, or are spoiled rotten. But what’s not up for debate is that you should think before you tweet.
Consider Joe Fitzgibbon, a Democratic state representative whose district includes Seattle. In the wake of Seattle’s loss, Fitzgibbon popped off on Twitter in a way he’d soon regret. He deleted the tweet, but oh, guess what … the Washington State Republican party got a screengrab, and shared it:
Oops. Naturally he deleted it, but as we all know that’s pretty much pointless. So then he doubled down:
Upset re hawks loss, and failure of smart immigration reform–shouldn't have conflated the 2 though. Happy holidays, better for both in '14
— Joe Fitzgibbon (@joefitzgibbon) December 23, 2013