First Snowden Twitter hater, ex-NY governor destroyed by mocking trolls
Pataki, also a republican presidential hopeful with one of the lowest rating, didn’t mince words, calling Snowden “a traitor” and “a terrorist.” He even hasn’t forgotten where “the traitor” is currently holed up –Russia.
Not a traitor who put Americans at risk, hides in Russia and belongs behind bars. https://t.co/LMXVLjta1B— George E. Pataki (@GovernorPataki) September 29, 2015
However, Pataki was roundly trolled in return, with biting and deeply sarcastic remarks.
Others were not so polite – they called the ex-New York governor “stupid” and “a parasite” who will never become US president.
Pataki went further – he called on Twitter to ban Snowden! And apparently it was his biggest mistake of the day. The users lashed out at him, saying he wants to ban freedom of speech and expression in violation of the US Constitution.
.@GovernorPataki get a grip. Twitter is empowering you to have a voice and Snowden too. You are out of touch with modern media.— Ryan Williams (@ryanjwill) September 30, 2015
Twitter users wondered who was actually a “traitor”: Snowden or Pataki himself. The majority ‘voted’ for the latter.
Trolls aside, let’s compare the number of followers Snowden and Pataki have. The NSA leaker is a newcomer to Twitter and already has over 963,000 followers, while the American politician has a paltry 53,000.