Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin continued her bid for attention this week by attempting to insult the press via Twitter.
The former vice presidential candidate Tweeted that the White House Correspondents’ Dinner was “pathetic” and stated that those attending are “assclowns.” She also referred to the event using the ‘nerd prom’ hashtag. She also expounded upon her tweet on Facebook, saying, “Yuk it up media and pols. While America is buried in taxes and a fight for our rights, the permanent political class in DC dresses up and has a prom to make fun of themselves. No need for that, we get the real joke.”
Palin is currently “working hard” in the media herself after quitting her job as the governor of Alaska. She provides political commentary on cable TV news channel Fox News.
Presumably, Palin considers the word ‘nerd’ an insult. Though the White House Press Corps is unlikely to take Palin’s insult to heart, real nerds may take offense at having the word ‘nerd’ expanded to include White House journalists.
Earlier this month, Palin had taken a poorly-informed jab at car company Tesla, and got called on it by Tesla’s CEO.