Author and columnist Michelle Malkin writes:
Liberal celebrities want all of the adoration that social media engagement has to offer -- but none of the accountability that actual engagement requires.
For the Hollywood elite, it’s “do as they say, not as they tweet.”
But actress and outspoken Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria learned a hard lesson this week on Twitter.
"On Tuesday night after the second presidential debate," Malkin recounts, "Longoria shared a 'retweet' from one of her 4.4-plus million followers on the micro-blogging network. 'I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney,' the message read. 'You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw*t.'”
From this vainglorious public moment, it was all downhill for Ms. Longoria.
"For decades, conservative women and minorities had limited public opportunities to tell the Beautiful People that they didn’t speak for us," Malkin writes.
But now, Malkin concludes, "the game has changed. The walls have crumbled. The era of one-way political monologues from Tinsel Town hypocrites is over. To borrow language they understand: That’s a wrap. You’ve been schooled."