Joyce Carol Oates — a celebrated American author and Princeton professor — is an iconic figure upon the literary landscape.
But her considerable pedigree didn't spare her derision Sunday when she hopped on Twitter and offered this thought:
All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) November 22, 2015
"All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous?" Oates inquired. "Or is query naive?"
Twitter wasn't gentle:
@JoyceCarolOates extremely naive, Joyce. Google is a wonderful tool.— Josh Delman (@jd87) November 22, 2015
Maybe get an intern to do your tweets, Joyce @JoyceCarolOates— patrick (@pattymo) November 23, 2015
@JoyceCarolOates I am convinced Joyce needs a ghost writer for Twitter— Howard Roark (@shortwave8669) November 23, 2015
@JoyceCarolOates The crowd always seems upbeat at those stonings they host.— Winston Aldworth (@WinstonAldworth) November 22, 2015
this is that awkward part of dinner where the family turns to one another and asks, "Shall we do something about Mother?" @JoyceCarolOates— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) November 23, 2015
.@JoyceCarolOates I suspect that you have the funds to visit Raqqa and come to your own conclusions. I suspect you'll come out a head.— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) November 22, 2015
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