Time Magazine released its list of the top ten satirical Twitter feeds. By "satirical," Time is referring to an intentionally faux feeds that seeks to poke fun at its subject. Topping the list is British Petroleum’s fake public relations feed, which notably has five times as many followers as BP’s official, verified Twitter account. [I’m sure it will only gain in popularity with this publicity.]
A sample tweet from the fake BP is "I don’t know, this common sense idea looks awfully expensive … I think we’ll just say we’re doing it." Time notes that "the fake feed’s slippery-tongued denial and massaging of the spreading oil spill is far more fun than the real (depressing) thing."
What many pro-Israel readers may not find to be fun however is Time’s choice for the #6 best satirical Twitter feed. That distinction belongs to the israelglobalpr Twitter account that seeks to mock the State of Israel.
A sample Twitter post from the fake feed is: "Friendly reminder to those deported, before speaking to the media remember that Israel has you names, addresses & identities."
The satirical Twitter feed began microblogging on Monday following the flotilla incident in the waters outside Gaza with the following post: "Regarding the Gaza flotilla incident, please rest assured that we will not be suffering the consequences of our actions."
Apparently, in addition to Israel, this fake Israeli PR group takes shots at Time Magazine too. In a recent tweet, they took exception with their ranking on Time’s list: "@TIME our low position on this list is unacceptable, in response to this provocation your offices have been blockaded http://bit.ly/aAlIQQ."