It's Been A Not-Great Day For Valerie Plame On Twitter Dot Com
The former CIA officer kicked off a firestorm on Twitter on Thursday by linking to a site that hosts anti-Semitic articles and says it's pro-conspiracy theory.
Author and former CIA operative Valerie Plame was forced to apologize on Thursday for linking an anti-Semitic article to her more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.
The controversy kicked off on Thursday morning when, out of nowhere, Plame tweeted out a link to an article on the Unz Review titled "America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars."
As with all great Media–Twitter Firestorms, Plame soon began tweeting to defend herself, telling the masses to "calm down" and claiming that "re-tweets don't imply endorsement."
She also implored people to "put aside your biases and think clearly."
But in the time between her first tweet and her apology, several other tweets with links to the Unz Review surfaced, with comment on the articles from Plame, including one 9/11 conspiracy theory.
The site is the work of Ron Unz, who in his manifesto for the site defended "so-called conspiracy theories."
Twitter users also side-eyed a tweet from Plame that suggested that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had reached out to apologize to "other rich Jews" along with Sheldon Adelson.