Twitchy listens to Twitter, scoops MSM on Joseph Kony story
Michelle Malkin‘s new Twitter headline site, Twitchy, scooped the world on today’s Joseph Kony story. The #stopkony hashtag and viral film “Kony 2012,” about Joseph Kony, was originally posted to Twitter by pop star Rihanna at 7:40 pm last night. Twitchy wrote about Kony at 3:01 am, shortly after the hashtag started to trend. HuffPo picked up the Kony story six and a half hours later, and the Washington Post didn’t cover it until almost noon.
Joseph Kony is a Ugandan guerrilla, whose rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army, has abducted tens of thousands of children over the last 26 years. The film was made by Jason Russell, of the humanitarian group Invisible Children, with the goal of capturing Kony and trying him in the International Criminal Court.