Lapdogs: ABC’s ‘This Week’ swoons ‘Ben Affleck trying to end war in Africa’

http://twitter.com/#!/sarahjledford/status/272730919272607744

Oh, dear. So, that happened.

I’ll be joining @gstephanopolous this morning to talk about the crisis in #Congo & my experiences there. Tune in to @thisweekabc.

— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 25, 2012

Thx to @gstephanopolous & @rep_adam_smith for this important discussion about war torn #DRC. #TheWeekabcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video…

— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) November 25, 2012

In a cafe w abc on w no sound. Ben Affleck on w headline “actor trying to end war in Africa.”

— Dave Seminara (@DaveSem) November 25, 2012

Not only did ABC’s ‘This Week’ choose to have on noted political expert, actor Ben Affleck to discuss Africa, but they credited him with super hero powers. He’s totally ending war and stuff!

According to the news, Ben Affleck is single handedly trying to end the war in Africa.

— That Guy (@YesIamThatGuy) November 25, 2012

He’s heard things.

“I’m hearing about brutal and terrible things going on in Congo.” Actor Ben Affleck lamented on ABC’s “ThisWeek”.

— Samuel Ogundipe (@SamuelOgundipe) November 25, 2012

And look at his super serious face with hand gestures.

#ThisWeek Ben Affleck’s efforts and engagement in Eastern Congo which is being under grave attack by rebel a instagr.am/p/SdYmDulRL2/

— Muffy Barbaran (@muffyislove88) November 25, 2012

Case closed.

Geoffrey York, a correspondent for The Globe and The Mail, weighs in with some well-deserved snark.

ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis.

— Geoffrey York (@geoffreyyork) November 25, 2012

Double oh, dear. When you’ve lost fellow journalists …

Hilarious/sad RT @geoffreyyork ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis

— digitaldjeli (@digitaldjeli) November 25, 2012

Indeed. Hilarious, yet oh-so-sad. Twitter users can’t stop giggling.

“@geoffreyyork: ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis.””Bravely”

— GOP Fashionista (@GOPfashionista) November 25, 2012

ABC is so courageous! Bravely interviewing an actor.

@gopfashionista @geoffreyyork Just because he played a CIA guy DOESN’T make him a CIA guy!

— John Eliopoulos (@jeliop) November 25, 2012

#Journalism @geoffreyyork: ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis.”

— Michelle McCormick (@TexMex817) November 25, 2012

“@geoffreyyork: ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis.”hehehehehehheh

— Mukiza Edwin (@mukizaedwin) November 25, 2012

@geoffreyyork @adrianmorrow Ah yes, the expert opinion of Ben Affleck. I wonder what Will Ferrell has to say?

— Schreiber (@DES_Toronto) November 25, 2012

Why not Gaga? @geoffreyyork: ABC is ramping up its coverage of the Goma crisis today by bravely interviewing Ben Affleck for his analysis.

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 25, 2012

Twitter users also snarkily point out Mr. Affleck’s expertise.

I once visited a movie set #BenAffleck #ABCNews

— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 25, 2012

@richardgrenell Gaga on Gaza. The promos write themselves.

— Andy Lancaster (@andylancaster) November 25, 2012

@richardgrenell @geoffreyyork Argo makes him an expert as well as living in California, of course.

— Jason (@27jaaw27) November 25, 2012

Now Ben Affleck is telling the US how to do world politics. Why don’t he just go make some more horrible movies. #ThisWeek #Idiots #liberals

— Chris (@Chris_1791) November 25, 2012

Having Ben Affleck on #ThisWeek is as useless as when congress has actors testify on Capitol Hill. Put him on GMA, not This Week.

— Neal Campbell (@nealcampbell) November 25, 2012

Ok: Now you are listening to Ben Affleck on foreign policy. Had enough? I have.#ABCjumpsshark

— Jay Severin III (@Jay_Severin) November 25, 2012

But, hey, maybe Affleck really is single-handedly ending war with this promise.

Ben Affleck is trying to end the war in Africa by promising to never screen “Gigli.”

— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) November 25, 2012

Heh.

Dear ABC: We are laughing at you, not with you.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/25/abcs-this-week-swoons-ben-affleck-trying-to-end-war-in-africa-journalist-snarkily-calls-interview-brave/

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