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Offline Cabledrum

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'I'm with stupid' moment for Ecuador's dictator #Correa
« on: April 08, 2015, 18:55:05 PM »

What politician could say no to a little boy who asks for a picture?

Unfortunately for one South American leader, he didn't take a closer look at the child's T-shirt before the photo was taken. A casually dressed Rafael Correa managed half a grin as he looped an arm around his young supporter. But the boy's T-shirt had "I'm with stupid" printed on it in English - and an arrow which in the picture is pointing directly at the Ecuadorian president.

After the picture - shown above - was posted online, "#IAmWithStupidMashi" quickly became one of Ecuador's top trends (Correa uses the Twitter handle @MashiRafael). And of course the president attracted plenty of mocking comments - perhaps not surprising for a leader who, as we've reported before, hasn't been afraid to confront his online critics.

"Spy kid from CIA tries to destabilise government, this would make a great headline," one person commented on Twitter. Others dreamed up captions with fictional quotes from the president, for example: "Let's see what happens when the boy asks for a place at school."
After the photo was posted on a satirical Ecuadorian Facebook page, a message appeared purportedly from the boy's mother, asking it to be taken down and saying that the child had meant no offense - he didn't know what the T-shirt meant.

The president also has many supporters on social media, and they quickly rallied to his defence. Later on Wednesday, the hashtag #WeAreWithYouMashi started trending on Twitter in Ecuador.

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Re: 'I'm with stupid' moment for Ecuador's dictator #Correa
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 12:02:37 PM »
there are not many truthful pictures like that - could someone please wear such a shirt next to Assange with a shampoo bottle in his hands?
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Re: 'I'm with stupid' moment for Ecuador's dictator #Correa
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 13:57:11 PM »
lol... but assange would say the t-shirt dude is "the FBI" instead of the CIA