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.
Plame became a household name in the 2000s when the George W Bush White House outed her as a CIA officer. Since then, she's been an outspoken anti-war advocate and particularly targeted neoconservatives as the subject of her ire.
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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 total much Media Twitter Firestorms, Plame soon began tweeting to defend herself, telling the masses to “tranquil down” and claiming that “re-tweets don’t imply endorsement.”
While the jury is out on whether that's still really the case, Plame's argument is undercut by the fact that hers was a tweet tweet, not a retweet.
She also implored people to “set aside aside your biases and assume clearly.”