— Domani Spero
In the last 48 hours, we’ve been seeing a bunch of selfies from the State Department with the hashtag #UnitedForUkraine. The NYPost writes:
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki was mocked Thursday after posting a photo of herself on Twitter holding a sign that read #UnitedForUkraine @StateDeptSpox.
Psaki defended her photo.
“The people of Ukraine are fighting to have their voices heard and the benefit of communicating over social media is it sends a direct message to the people that we are with them, we support their fight, their voice and their future,” she said.
Now stop picking on Ms. Psaki, she’s not alone on this and at least she’s no longer using the hashtag #RussiaIsolated. The UK is set to start buying gas directly from Russia this fall despite threats of further sanctions against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
In any case, here is the Selfie Collection, a work in progress:
Selfie Missing: Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Douglas Frantz, Ms. Psaki’s boss.
Selfie Missing: Coordinator for the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications Alberto Fernandez
Then our man in London, Ambassador Matthew Barzun ruined the fun and raised the bar with a Winfield House selfie via Vine:
Now we just need a selfie from the Russian bear.
Oops, wait … what’s this? The Russian bear, missing a hashtag…
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