Maybe Hillary Clinton “wouldn’t know a twitter from a tweeter,” but Jared Cohen does. He’s the 27-year-old State Department official who, realizing the need to keep lines of communication open among Iran’s protest movement, picked up the phone and asked Twitter to delay their scheduled service interruption. He had established a relationship with Twitter executives at least since he organized a State Department envoy of new media crepresentatives earlier this year.
MTV lauded the foresight with the headline, “Iranians Keep Twittering Thanks To Young Obama Official.” Unfortunately, MTV disproves its own headline with its story, revealing the shocking truth that Cohen was actually hired by Condoleeza Rice three years ago.
The guy hired by George W. Bush’s administration kept Iran talking using technology and new media. The Obama appointee doesn’t even know the name of the technology.