A panel of Fox News contributors mocked the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag on Sunday, suggesting the Twitter phrase is a useless “exercise in self-esteem.”

The hashtag #BringBackOurGirls has gone viral worldwide sparking global awareness of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria by Boko Haram, an Islamist extremist group. Celebrities, politicians and world leaders have united behind the cause in what is being called “hashtag activism.”

But panelists in a conversation on “Fox News Sunday” questioned its effectiveness. It began with Chris Wallace wondering if the hashtag could actually “make progress” or was rather simply a tool to make people “feel better about themselves.”

“Exactly that,” George Will said. “It’s an exercise in self-esteem. I do not know how adults stand there, facing a camera, and say, ‘Bring back our girls.’ Are these barbarians in the wilds of Nigeria supposed to check their Twitter accounts and say, ‘Uh oh, Michelle Obama is very cross with us, we better change our behavior’?”

“It’s trending! It’s trending on Twitter!” Brit Hume then exclaimed, which garnered a chuckle from the rest of the panel.

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12 thoughts on “Fox News Host Mocks #BringBackOurGirls Hashtag as ‘Useless’ (Watch)

  1. Mac Ben on said:

    Umm…. they are right about this one…;Is a terrorist really giving a damn about what twitterers tweet? GTFOOH!!!

  2. why do people misinterpreted ‘Hate’ with the ‘Truth’??? it’s not about telling the ‘Truth’ anymore no matter how Bitter it may be??? who or what do people hate??? #theblindinglightofmisinformationmustend

  3. FYI…DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THE NAMES THAT REPLY WITH HATE! THIS IS ONE GUY WHO GETS A FEW DOLLARS EVERYTIME HE POSTS ON BLACK SITES. HE WANTS YOU TO ENGAGE IN TIT FOR TAT SO HE CAN GARNER MORE DOLLARS. I KNOW ITS HARD BUT DON’T GIVE HIM THE TIME OF DAY FOLKS.

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  4. I watch Fox News everyday. they only concern themselves with news that goes against the Obama Administration and the Hillary Clinton campaign when it was Social Media that made this Kidnapping Human Children in Africa’s Nigeria ‘Viral’. the Government just sent an Intelligence team out to investigate further while some Fox contributors felt that America shouldn’t get involved. #theblindinglightofmisinformationmustend

  5. stephanie on said:

    To joe valdez, why are you so consume with Homosexual, no one else has relate it to this post except poor little joe. Why don’t you just come out of the closet joe, accept what you are a scared pedophiles, go get help and stop hating

  6. americanize. on said:

    paulie,if u put ur brain on the edge of a razor blade,it would look like a BB rollin down a 4lane highway.U racist devil.

  7. americanize. on said:

    Its fox we expect that type of analogy from that fake ass news channel.If the klan had to pick a news channel,wnich one would they watch.

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