It Turns Out Valerie Plame Linked To An Anti-Semitic Website Before Her Latest Tweetstorm by BuzzFeed


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.

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.”

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."

Twitter: @ValeriePlame

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.”

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.

Twitter: @ValeriePlame

She also implored people to “set aside aside your biases and assume clearly.”

She also implored people to "set aside aside your biases and assume clearly."

Twitter: @ValeriePlame


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