Current TV: Palin a 'TWILF'

Jury still out, sort of, on what that means

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 16, 2009 1:02 PM CST

(Newser) – Let the Web 2.0 acronym wars commence! Al Gore’s Current TV took a swipe at multiple conservative leaders and the media in a cartoon video dubbed “Stupid Virus,” but its treatment of Sarah Palin has been singled out. In the video, Palin’s twitter handle is shown to be “Gun-Ho;” then, a graphic of her in a fake newscast is captioned “Twilf.” A charitable definition of “Twilf” is “Tweep I’d like to follow,” Adam Ostrow writes on Mashable, but you can probably think of a few others.

If you take a look at Urban Dictionary, you’ll also probably find definitions you really wouldn’t have thought of, at all, ever. In any case, it’s best to keep everything in perspective: the video also depicts Glenn Beck throwing his own feces at two CDC scientists and a talking monkey.

A screenshot from the video.
A screenshot from the video.   (Current TV)
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The video in question.   (Current)

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