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5 Dumbest Tweets of the Week

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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This week in dunces…

Mindless tweeting

5. “Jobs report always a great way to sort your timeline for partisanship, if you’re into that sort of thing.” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell, perpetually on Twitter for really no great reason. Does he breathe?

Yeah, not so much

4. “Olympic events taking place before the opening ceremonies are kind of like the Oscars Technical Awards held at earlier dinner #Sochi2014” — Bill McQuillen, JDA Frontline VP of Public Affairs and husband to WaPo‘s Amy Argetsinger and the guy who gets really uptight and crazy whenever anyone claims he’s a journalist even though his JDA bio states him as such. He formerly worked at Reuters — for 15 years and 5 months.

He uses a curling iron? 

3. “Decided to absentmindedly grab a curling iron in the green room. Didn’t go well.” — MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.

Really not funny 

2. “Can’t believe Johnny Carson is finally stepping … Wait: what?” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, who claimed to be going taking a breather from Twitter between Christmas and 2014 and then tweeted 62 more times. The fact is, not all tweets are necessary — see Blake Hounshell above.

Does this mean he’s anti-Ezra Klein? (See here, Ez was recently spotted in a power yoga class in Adams Morgan flipping his downward dog.) 

1. “Men with yoga mats. I’m judging you.” — TheBlaze‘s T. Becket Adams, a newcomer to this list.