London’s all a-twitter

At last week’s Citizen Journalism Meetup panel at NYU, when somebody brought up President Obama — cough — getting a 3 a.m. phone call, I joked that since he’s cool, instead he’d be getting 3 a.m. tweets.

Well, this morning, Richard Sambrook tells us that 10 Downing Street is Twittering and even responding.

  • http://eleytherifoni.blogspot.com dennis

    ARE YOU A COMMUNIST MR. BUSH? YES!
    This would be the answer if the question had been submitted before the collapse of Soviet Union! That does come out this conclusion for the current Prime Minister of U.S.A.?
    Simply Mr. Bush today, follows the vision of Stalin and Titos for taking territories from Greece following dance floor their dark drawing!
    The pseudonym state, nation and the language of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was Stalin’s dream.
    Stalin and Tito they manufacture then in August 1944 this state “in the frames of Yugoslavian Federation. They rename from VARDARSKA in” Macedonia “and mainly” they baptize “” Macedonian ‘ nation “the’ mosaic of his population that is constituted by Bulgarian, Serb, Greek, Albanians and other nationalities.
    With core the name of state, they drew the nation as direct descendants of Alexander the grate. They call their state as — free Macedonia –and they present enslaved Macedonia it has been occupied by the Greeks!!!
    They dream the exit in the Aegean see with the plan of Stalin to take Greek territories and the creation of independent state with the name “Macedonia”, something that they report also in their constitution, as also and in all the propaganda organizations that have recently set up the last fifty years in the abroad and in internet.
    And they imagine Thessalonica-the second bigger city of Greece- future capital of the independent state! And all this propaganda him they record in their school books with result the current generation has grown in this communistic lie, this dangerous poison!
    The U.S.A. reacted in 1944 in the dark drawings of communists, because they occupied the “gulf of” Stalin. “Our government , said then the American MINISTER of foreign affairs Edward Stettinious at 26 of December 1944 considers” that each discussion about’ Macedonian “nation”, Macedonian “homeland” or Macedonian “national conscience” constitutes unjustifiable demagoguery and does not correspond in no national or political reality. And consider her present resurgence as likely cloak of aggressive intentions against Greece»
    Them said then the American politicians, the friends and allies, which helped with the drawing of patriot of general Marshall in 1947 it is deterred via the violence of destroy Greece with the aid of Greek army in the battles with the Communists rebels in the Greek mountains!
    Then, his Communists rebels helped the Tito and the up to that hour friend of Stalin.
    The Greek patriots, they helped the friends Americans. The tragedy is that now Mr. Bush it wants it maintains this communistic monstrosity and in particular wants him puts in the NATO with the stolen from the Greeks historical name “Macedonia”!
    It wants makes reality the dream of Stalin and Tito!
    The American chairman must support the right on 55 continuous years of friend and ally of Greek population!
    What Mr. Bush does?
    He supports their up to ago few years’ enemies’ communists!
    Why are you doing this Mr. Bush?
    They were the residents of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia that they fought with the American soldiers in Korea or the Greek soldiers?
    Always did the Greeks stand by side in the Americans, today why their chairman, but also Lady Hilary Clinton from the Democrats, don’t do the same?
    Could the chairman of U.S.A. rectify the damage that has made up to now in Greek nation, if himself said the truth in a interview of press or the minister of his abroad, that is to say the current residents of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia do not have no relation with the Ancient Macedonians, are Slavs and stops this Communistic fairy tale that they believe.
    As they ask the historians of abroad and the archaeologists in order to they learn the real History!
    Such statement, perhaps them upset also them made wonder for up to now erroneous attitude and regular toys…
    Perhaps…
    Anastasios Kazantzidis
    A Greek Teacher

  • http://www.pr-media-blogger.co.uk Mark Hanson

    I’m an English blogger and Labour party member and think that this is a great move, at last UK politicians have twigged that this is about responding, not finding clever gadgets.

    Don’t know if you guys saw that Jerome Armstrong is over in the UK now

    http://pr-media-blog.co.uk/jerome-armstrong-to-join-paddicks-mayoral-campaign/

  • Graham Davis

    The governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, is also on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com//govgranholm

  • anaskaz

    To Mr. Bush Jr.
    Are you a Communist, Sir?

    Yes!
    This would have been the given answer, if the question had been submitted during the Cold War era, before the collapse of the Soviet Union.
    How have I came to this conclusion regarding U.S’s President?
    Simply because Mr. Bush, through his policies in the Balkan region, follows Stalin’s and Tito’s aspirations for reducing Greece’s national entity.
    The pseudonym state, the so-called nation and the newly invented language of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia was one of Stalin’s dreams. Both Stalin and Tito manufactured this state, back in August 1944, in the frames of Yugoslav federation.
    They simply altered the name of old Vardarska in Macedonia and they baptized the multi-ethnic population of Vardaska constituted by Bulgarian, Serb, Greek Albanians and others into a so-called “Macedonian nation”. Using as a pretext the fabricated name of the state, they claimed that the inhabitants of “Macedonia” are “pure” descendants of Alexander the Great.
    Today, Alexander’s descendants they call their state as “free Macedonia” and they argue that Macedonia is under Greek occupation!
    They strive to find an exit to the Aegean Sea, following Stalin’s plan to absorb Greek territories and establish a new state, under the protection of the Warsaw Pact, under the name “Macedonia”. This important detail is clearly mentioned in f.YROM’s constitution and is globally transmitted through state propaganda. Their main aim is to incorporate Thessaloniki – Greece’s second largest city – into their national frontiers and proclaim Thessaloniki as their future capital! It is important to note that this kind of propaganda is not presented in the web, but is also recorded in school books.
    Back in 1944 U.S reacted rational. Edward Stettinious, the then American Minister of Foreign Affairs declared that “Every discussion about Macedonian nation, Macedonian homeland or Macedonian conscience constitutes unjustifiable demagogy and does not correspond any kind of national or political reality whatsoever”. And he concludes by saying that this kind of behavior is an act of aggression against Greece.
    During the I and the II World War and during the Cold War era Greece helped US, and US assisted Greece through the reputable Marshall Plan. However, now Mr. Bush Jr maintains this communist monstrosity and strives to aid f.YROM stealing the unquestionably Greek name of Macedonia from their legitimate title – holder, Greece.
    Mr. Bush’s wants to make real Stalin’s and Tito’s dream, put an end to a hundred years of Greko-American friendship and alliance. He supports American enemies, till some years ago. Mr. Bush must answer the following question. Who fought side by side with the American soldiers in Korea. The pseudo-macedonians or Greek soldiers, many of them originated from the ancient Greek soil of one and only Macedonia?
    Traditionally, Greeks stood side by side with the United States of America. However, neither Mr. Bush Jr. nor Mrs. Hilary Clinton value this honest attitude. In order to rectify the aforementioned damage to the mentality of the Greek nation, the American President or his Foreign Secretary should admit that: nowadays citizens of f.YROM are not of Macedonian ethic roots, but they come from the Slavs. My proposal to them, if they question this historic fact, is to approach American academic historians or archaeologist. Maybe, after that they will be able to re-approach history form a valid point of view.
    Maybe….

    Anastasios Kazantzidis
    A Greek Teacher

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