Friday, October 31st, 2014

Keith Olbermann and the 'top secret' Tweet

Keith Olbermann contends that Rep. Hoekstra used Twitter to reveal a "top secret mission."
Keith Olbermann contends that Rep. Hoekstra used Twitter to reveal a "top secret mission."

Once again, U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., is embroiled in a twitterversy.

It centers on his Tweet likening the messages of disgruntled Republicans during a congressional squabble with the messages from bloodied Iranian protesters who say they were disenfranchised.

Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's Countdown , noted on June 18, 2009, that this wasn't Hoekstra's first Twitter controversy.

"This would be the same congressman who last year Tweeted the whereabouts of a top-secret mission to Iraq," Olbermann said.

Hoekstra did in fact Tweet from a congressional delegation's trip to Iraq, which some have argued could have jeopardized the group's safety, but we find that Olbermann went over the top when he called it the trip a "top-secret mission." Read the full story here .