The Fourth Reich awarded Jessikka Aro, a Finnish journalist, an International Women of Courage Award for exposing Russian propaganda in the face of real, personal, danger! Yay, maybe they are not so rotten after all. Thanks, Mel…
Trump Administration then withdrew the award when it discovered that she had criticized Comrade Stupid—wait for it— on Twitter.
“Jessikka Aro, a Finnish investigative journalist, has faced down death threats and harassment over her work exposing Russia’s propaganda machine long before the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. In January, the U.S. State Department took notice, telling Aro she would be honored with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award, to be presented in Washington by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“Weeks later, the State Department rescinded the award offer. A State Department spokesperson said it was due to a “regrettable error,” but Aro and U.S. officials familiar with the internal deliberations tell a different story. They say the department revoked her award after U.S. officials went through Aro’s social media posts and found she had also frequently criticized President Donald Trump.”
“Courage is one of the qualities we need the most of in society,” the first lady said in a rare public speech. “It’s what moves us forward. Courage is what divides those who talk about change from those who actually act. … It is the ability to put others first.”
[Howling, Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, ran from the room, crop-dusting the entire way.]