Stephen King Criticizes Christians, Tea Party Reaction to Border Crisis on Twitter, Gets Owned by Conservatives.
I've been following a little bit of Stephen King's back-and-forth's on Twitter myself. To put it mildly, King's Twitter performance is cringeworthy.
The problem isn't that King is a left-leaning Democrat. Plenty of novelists are left-leaning Democrats. Moreover, King has been in the public eye for decades now, and most people are at least vaguely aware of his political views.
The problem is that rather than presenting thoughtful arguments, King is simply sloganeering.
Whereas his novels represent original thinking, his tweets represent the parroting of other people's views.
The result is that King comes off like a typical rich elitist--the ultimate "limousine liberal".
King probably doesn't care at this point: He's 67, and has more money than he could ever hope to spend. But as one Twitter follower tweeted back at King: "Seriously, offending everyone is maybe not a good plan."