If we were to envision Twitter as a vast, wind-torched desert in which bedraggled humans scrounge for any semblance of meaning or purpose, then insensitive Tweets penned by privileged white "liberal" dudes are like the water-conserving plants speckling the landscape. They should not be able to thrive and propagate with such fecundity; and yet, against all odds, there they are. Just sitting. Never going to give up.
Twitter in the aftermath of the reinvigorated Weiner-sexting-scandal is a veritable cactus farm. Case in point: David Roberts, a writer for Grist, planted a lil' insenitive succulent of his own just yesterday. After reading Weiner communications director Barbara Morgan's profane rant about ex-intern Olivia Nuzzi, he found himself sympathizing with the disgraced mayoral candidate and decided to Tweet his feelings: