September 17, 2012
#MuslimRage: How a Cynical Social-Media Play Became an Awesome Meme

The tagged reactions to Newsweek's proposal have been … mixed. Some tweets are funny. Some are satirical. Some are cruel. But they are pretty much united in their rejection of Newsweek's premise that “Muslim rage” is something to be talked about, under the magazine's brand, on Twitter. Which is also to say: People rejected glibness. They rejected cynicism. They rejected reductive branding. And they did so, specifically, by reappropriating the hashtag Newsweek had proposed. They treated #muslimrage as exactly what it was: a joke.

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#MuslimRage: How a Cynical Social-Media Play Became an Awesome Meme

The tagged reactions to Newsweek's proposal have been … mixed. Some tweets are funny. Some are satirical. Some are cruel. But they are pretty much united in their rejection of Newsweek's premise that “Muslim rage” is something to be talked about, under the magazine's brand, on Twitter. Which is also to say: People rejected glibness. They rejected cynicism. They rejected reductive branding. And they did so, specifically, by reappropriating the hashtag Newsweek had proposed. They treated #muslimrage as exactly what it was: a joke.

Read more.

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    Because fuck newsweek
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    Oh Newsweek. Newsweek, Newsweek, Newsweek. Just yeah. I would like to take this opportunity to redirect people to 2 of...
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  14. sabistan said: did the impossible and reported on #muslimrage even worse than newsweek. good lord.
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    reductive branding
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    Sometimes the internet lets you down, but sometimes the internet is really freaking awesome.
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  27. slacktory reblogged this from theatlantic and added:
    Muslim Rage? Hey, we’ve covered that before.