The best, most controversial and thoughtful tweets on ex-Liberal Jamie Hall
He was the Manitoba Liberals' candidate for Winnipeg's Southdale constituency for less than 24 hours, but Jamie Hall's comments about women on social media have spawned dozens of tweets in response.
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Hall stepped down as the party's candidate a day after announcing he would run. Almost immediately after the launch of his campaign, his past comments on Twitter about "whores" and "skanks" surfaced.
Liberal Party Leader Rana Bokhari, who was silent on Hall's future yesterday when the story broke, on Thursday admitted her party had dropped the ball when it came to vetting the candidate.
Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari says missing Jamie Hall's social media posts was a "massive misstep" <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mbpoli?src=hash">#mbpoli</a> <a href="https://t.co/36CaWdzAif">pic.twitter.com/36CaWdzAif</a>—@chrisgloverCBC
Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari says she feels "sick to her stomach" about now former Southdale candidate's online comments <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/mbpoli?src=hash">#mbpoli</a>—@chrisgloverCBC
Here is a sampling of some of the many comments on Twitter about Hall's comments.
<a href="https://twitter.com/CBCInfoRad">@CBCInfoRad</a> there's no excuse for misogyny, it's 2016, If we let this go it sends the msg that it's excusable to degrade women <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JamieHall?src=hash">#JamieHall</a>—@pollyesther_
man will not apologize for blatant sexism, what else is new <a href="https://t.co/4VGkFuPvF2">https://t.co/4VGkFuPvF2</a>—@JaneLytv
Rage-sputtering at my desk: <a href="https://t.co/efEiT2RTh1">https://t.co/efEiT2RTh1</a>. the "but i have ___ friends' argument is NEVER holds up.cc: <a href="https://twitter.com/RSMukkar">@RSMukkar</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MacIntoshEmily">@MacIntoshEmily</a>—@zandra_lee
I would buy a coffee table book titled "Jamie Hall Explains His Very Bad Tweets". <a href="https://t.co/PAUzV56BSj">https://t.co/PAUzV56BSj</a>—@FakeAndrewEvans
Today, Hall's Twitter account is closed.