The Best Bumper Sticker of the Year, Worst Bumper Sticker of the Year and Best Tweet of the Year competitions have left me on the verge of blogger burnout, but I soldier on, because that’s just the way I am. And the internet never stops.
The Worst Tweet of the Year competition was not as tough as the others. I immediately knew which would be the top three, but the order depended upon what “worst” meant. Was worst as in nastiest, stupidest, or most damaging.
I also decided to award a Special Award Of Dishonor.
Here are the winners:
1st Place – Death Wishes to Sarah Palin Over Gabrielle Giffords Shooting. After the false and malicious accusation that Sarah Palin’s electoral target map was a motivation for Jared Loughner to shoot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the left-Twittersphere went wild hoping for Palin’s death. The most famous of the tweets was by someone using the name redheadonfire2, later identified as a college student who convinced YouTube to pull the video montage because it invaded her privacy.
Here is her original tweet captured from the video montage (which now exists only on Vimeo):
2nd Place – Anthony Weiner’s … um, you know.
And then said his Twitter account had been hacked as well:
The rest is history.
3rd Place – Kloppenburg defeats Dewey! It isn’t over until Waukesha County says it’s over, and for Joanne Koppenburg running against David Prosser, the declaration of victory was, shall we say, a bit premature:
Special Award of Dishonor – Meghan McCain Lies About Me: If you wonder why I dislike Meghan McCain so much it is because she lied about me, tweeted it to over 100,000 followers, and failed to correct it after I and several others called the lie to her attention. The details are at the link below the image. I didn’t write the post she references in her tweet and the blog post was not about her breasts. In other words, the pathetic publicity hound like totally lied, you know.
Runners Up – You may need to click the links to understand why they are among the worst: