Conservative columnist Ann Coulter makes a point of riling up her opponents with messages that are rarely sugar-coated and often inflame progressive sensibilities. Her appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday was jam-packed with conservative counterpoints to liberal orthodoxy on issues like President Barack Obama’s electoral prospects, race relations and Mitt Romney’s remark about the 47 percent who pay nothing in income taxes. Coulter’s appearance on the Sunday morning news program appears to have infuriated the handler of the software firm Microsoft’s Twitter account who took to the social network to send out an anti-Coulter message.
Microsoft’s account tweeted a message at Coulter’s fellow panel guest and former Labor Secretary for President Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, attacking Coulter for her level of discourse.
The tweet went out to Microsoft’s 300,000 followers but was quickly deleted.
Microsoft spokeswoman Christina Pearson noted that the person who manages Microsoft’s account was attempting to send Reich a message from his personal account at the time of the incident.
One of the people who manages our corporate twitter account thought he was tweeting from their personal twitter account on Saturday morning but tweeted from our corporate account by mistake…That person immediately realized his mistake and deleted the tweet from our corporate account. We have taken steps to help ensure that this kind of mistake doesn’t happen again.
If nothing else, the dustup gives Coulter fans new reason to consider switching to Apple.
h/t The Blaze
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org