George Will, conservative columnist for the Washington Post, took shots at hashtag activism — specifically the social media campaign #BringBackOurGirls. The campaign, which even First Lady Michelle Obama took part in, aims to raise awareness about the over 300 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped in mid-April by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The hashtag, as TK points out is also attempting to put pressure on the Nigerian government, which has refused international assistance in getting the girls back.
This morning on “Fox News Sunday,” Will called the hashtag activism “an exercise in self-esteem...”
Sunday, May 11, 2014
George Will jeers at #BringBackOurGirls, calls it “an exercise in self-esteem” - Salon.com: