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5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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A dumb question about vegetables 

5. “Do jalapeno poppers count as a serving of vegetables?” — New York mag’s Maureen O’Connor.

(Full disclosure, some years ago Ms. O’Connor called me a “skank” on Twitter. At the time, long before this blog, I told her she might want to look in the mirror before calling me a skank. Which, then, in a story by then-New York Observer reporter Hunter Walker became me calling Ms. O’Connor a skank. Oh, journalism.)

An admission best kept to himself 

4. “I have to admit something . . . . I listened to the new Taylor Swift album on the way to class today and liked it.” — RedState‘s Erick Erickson.


Absolutely pointless

3. “Some personal news today: I’m excited to announce that I’ll be getting up from my desk soon and walking over to the break room. #blessed.” — The Washington Examiner‘s T. Beckett Adams, who is likely parodying a dumb tweet, but still.

Simply unnecessary…(A TIE) 

2. “I love Denver, but sure don’t miss those winters! Brrrr….. @thereidreport” — MSNBC host Joy Reid.

2. “It doesn’t really take a lot to make a stew tbh.” — Christopher Schuler, communications director for Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.). Really, to be honest? If you can’t be honest about stew what can you be honest about?

Really really unnecessary (but we wouldn’t change a syllable) 

1.  “I love fruit cobbler with ice cream.” — online talk show host Larry King, who could’ve also won for this: “I can’t remember the last time I saw a bottle of milk.”