New Social Media Site Aimed at Hillary Clinton Supporters
This weekend, Hillary Clinton once again emerged from the woods to tweet: “I’m excited to sign up for @Verrit, a media platform for the 65.8 million! Will you join me and sign up too?”
Few would expect that Hillary “You Mean With a Cloth?” Clinton to be on the frontlines of the newest social media sensation, so what’s this all about? Well, it appears that Verrit is the brainchild of Peter Daou, a former employee of Clinton’s, who thinks that what the country needs right now is a gigantic digital safe space from all the meanie trolls on the far right and the far left, all of whom apparently have it out for the upstanding 65.8 million citizens who are #StillWithHer. The platform allows users to create little digital placards that feature verified pull quotes from articles, speeches, books, TV shows, and wherever else pro-Hillary, anti-Trump sentiments can be found. See, by including a verification system, users can ensure they are kept safe from all of that dirty fake news that allowed the evil Trump to defeat the virtuous Hillary in 2016!
Let’s just skip past the embarrassing display of a former presidential contender now on Twitter hawking some weird social media company that appears to serve no necessary purpose whatsoever, since it is not a new thing for Hillary Clinton to embarrass herself on the national stage. Let’s skip past the obvious, which is that since Twitter is now identified with Donald Trump, liberals are making a doomed, half-hearted effort to start something of their own – something that, looking at its sole functionality, cannot possibly grow beyond an extremely limited niche audience. Let’s just talk about how utterly sad Peter Saou is, and how unwilling he is to get over the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the election. In fact, when you look at his recent tweets promoting Verrit, you might come to the conclusion that he doesn’t actually realize the election is over.
“Verrit is necessary because we need to talk about how misogyny, sexism, and racism plague our politics and impact our elections,” he wrote.
Seriously? There are days when it feels like we do nothing BUT talk about those things.
“Verrit is necessary because if you’re #StillWithHer, you endure constant harassment and bullying from the radical right and fringe left,” he added.
Well, honestly that has less to do with your political views and more to do with the fact that, ten months after the election, you’re still flying the flag of a losing candidate. If there were still rabid online advocates for Mitt Romney in September 2013, they would deserve to be harassed and mocked as well.
Here’s the best one:
“FACT: PEOPLE ARE STILL TERRIFIED OF HILLARY. PEOPLE STILL WANT TO DESTROY HILLARY. PEOPLE WANT TO SILENCE ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS HER.”
Oh boy. You know, if you’re the kind of person who actually thinks this way, then maybe you do need your own little online safe space. In fact, we wholeheartedly encourage you to make Verrit your new homepage. The further away from mainstream discourse you are, the better. Enjoy the circlejerk.