Watch Congress Members Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Jan. 14 2014 3:21 PM

Watch Congress Members Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

This is a fun video taking a page from Jimmy Kimmel's bit wherein he asks celebrities to recite offending tweets about themselves. The incredulous look Paul Ryan gives after being called "Satan incarnate" is particularly delightful.

Watch:

Advertisement

The quick take here is that it's good, humanizing PR: It shows they have a sense of humor, can make fun of themselves, and hate Internet trolls as much as you do. The congressional caucuses should make it a weekly feature.

Emma Roller is a Slate editorial assistant. Follow her on Twitter.

  Slate Plus
Slate Archives
Nov. 26 2014 12:36 PM Slate Voice: “If It Happened There,” Thanksgiving Edition Josh Keating reads his piece on America’s annual festival pilgrimage.