Lena Dunham Says “Jump!”, Lefty New Media Asks “How High?”

This past Monday was Memorial Day here in the USA, a day when were reflect on, revere and cherish those who gave their all in order that this experiment in liberty might exist.

I only follow libertarians and conservatives, so I’m aware just how quick to find offense some people on the right can be, especially when it comes to apparent slights on our traditions &/or military. This year it was Lena Dunham who incurred the wrath. Lena is an award-winning filmmaker and actress who is the creator and star of the HBO series Girls, and is the daughter of Carroll Dunham, a painter, and Laurie Simmons, a photographer.

The offending tweet?

After an outcry by people calling for her to show some respect, she tweeted:

My timeline then saw a number of people I follow asking her to either retweet the offending tweet(s) or post a screencap of it/them. No proof was forthcoming, but of course, that didn’t stop those on the left assuming what she had tweeted was legit, which lead to many people tweeting in her defense against such a threat. Astoundingly, without any more than Dunham’s word as evidence, a number of showbiz/gossip and left leaning news websites picked up the story and ran it, including some big ones, like PerezHilton.com, The Huffigton Post, and E! Online.

So, I did a little digging. A quick search on Google brought up nothing but Dunham’s tweet and the associated articles, so I went on Twitter itself. First, I found Dunham’s tweet and clicked the link to expand the page to show responses. When I got to the bottom of the list, I used Ctrl-F to search the page and it showed the first

Next I used the search feature of Twitter. First I tried “Lenadunham get breast cancer”:

Lenadunham get breast cancer Twitter Search

It showed the oldest tweet was  Dunham’s own, so then I tried “Lenadunham get cancer”:

Lenadunham get cancer Twitter Search

Same kind of result, so finally, I searched for “Lenadunham cancer”:

Lenadunham cancer Twitter Search

Again, nothing…

What irks me isn’t so much that Dunham lied, but that so many websites and people took her at her word. A lesson for us all, indeed…


About Dudge OH Politics
Former lefty Welshman now a righty American. Loves: family, freedom, liberty, OH & USA.

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