Fighting Stupid With Stupid Only Leads To More Stupid

Kansas University professor David Guth tweets:

The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.

Stupid.

The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously votes to revoke academic freedom and basic right to freedom of speech.

Stupid2.

This is a self-serving reaction, not a response.

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Guth issued a statement Thursday evening apologizing for his tweet that “caused a great deal of pain for many people.”

“Some interpreted my tweet differently than it was intended,” Guth wrote. “I don’t want anyone’s children hurt. The fact my words were misconstrued is my fault.”

Guth said that he was a professional communicator but didn’t do a good job of explaining his position.

It’s 140 characters, genius professional communicator. The other 5,000 characters of “intent” were left in your head and sent across the tubes as blanks begging to be filled in. Lesson: Positions cannot be “explained” via Twitter.

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