On Saturday night, prominent US blogger Jeff Jarvis began to vent his frustration at politicians in Washington, as they again failed to reach a deal on limiting the country’s growing debt. He then called on others to vent their own anger, and the hashtag #fuckyouwashington began to trend. What’s become clear from the ensuing flood of commentary is the depth and breadth of the underlying frustration. From the folllowing digest, you will see that #fuckyouwashington has triggered a much wider backlash against the American political elite.
- #F**kyouwashington – will it be heard? (socialdrill.wordpress.com)
- #fuckyouwashington (buzzmachine.com)
- Jeff Jarvis: #fuckyouwashington: The story of a hashtag and a movement (huffingtonpost.com)
- #fuckyouwashington (businessinsider.com)