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Tweeting Bildt to journo: 'Look for a proper job'

Tweeting Bildt to journo: 'Look for a proper job'

Published: 06 Apr 2012 10:32 GMT+02:00
Updated: 06 Apr 2012 10:32 GMT+02:00

Citing anonymous sources at government offices, Niklas Svensson at newspaper Expressen said Bildt was the only government minister not to unreservedly commit to a full term when Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in 2010 asked every member of the cabinet to stay in office for a full four years.

According to Svensson’s sources, Bildt is already in the process of planning his exit.

In the article, however, Bildt dismissed the claims as ”nonsense” before taking to the internet to ram home his point.

The web-savvy minister, who has long run an influential blog, used his Twitter account to respond directly to Expressen’s experienced political reporter:

”@niklassvensson Sources in the readership consider it likely that Niklas Svensson will leave Expressen. To look for a proper job,” Bildt wrote.

”No, @carlbildt, I’m not looking for a new job. Your sources are wrong,” Svensson responded.

”Them too?” came Bildt’s curt reply.

In the eyes of many Twitter users, this two-word parting shot gave Bildt a clear victory in the brief online spat.

”@niklassvensson Haha, you just got totally owned by @carlbildt! ;)” wrote user @qpaqex.

Although he refused to admit defeat, Svensson did note that there was nothing quite like a duel with arguably Sweden’s most charismatic cabinet minister to get opinions flying round the net.

“Have never before experienced such vitality on twitter as when @carlbildt retaliated this morning. He gets people going, undoubtedly. And he is kind of funny.”

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11:09 April 6, 2012 by Da Goat
Excellent long range sniping!

"one should not play chicken with a rooster, they do it for a living"
12:36 April 6, 2012 by Great Scott
So according to the pig headed useless buffoon Bildt, Journalism is not a proper job, I hope all you journalists out there are listening.

And as for

"According to Svensson's sources, Bildt is already in the process of planning his exit. In the article, however, Bildt dismissed the claims as "nonsense" before taking to the internet to ram home his point."

This is true, but it is the people of Sweden that are in the process of planning his exit along with the rest of his right wing arrogant cronies.
18:43 April 6, 2012 by respect4ALL
the journalist got a deserved bitter and sour reply...

bravo mr minister!!
22:22 April 6, 2012 by diegoveggie
bildt is a douchbag. he makes a fortune doing absolutely nothing, just tweeting and being a douchface
23:13 April 6, 2012 by Twiceshy
http://www.b92.net/eng/news/region-article.php?yyyy=2012&mm=04&dd=06&nav_id=79656

SARAJEVO -- A former Hague spokeswoman verbally attacked the Swedish foreign minister during the marking of the anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war.

Both Florence Hartmann, a journalist formerly employed as the spokeswoman of Hague Chief Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, and Carl Bildt were in Sarajevo to attend ceremonies marking 20 years since the start of the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Hartmann spoke publicly, in front of the citizens of Sarajevo, to accuse Bildt of "not doing enough when he could have", and offer her opinion that the Swedish minister "does not deserve" to be there:

"Why is he here today? When he could do something he was saying that Milošević was a nice guy. And that's in the transcripts. And I'm sorry he doesn't deserve to be here today."

She also accused him of "not doing enough" to prevent the suffering in Sarajevo and Bosnia during the war.

Bildt, who was several feet away when she addressed him, ignored the outburst.

In its report from Sarajevo, Beta news agency notes that the Swedish minister participated in the negotiations aimed at ending the war in Bosnia as EU's special envoy for the former Yugoslavia, and that he subsequently "testified on behalf of former RS President Biljana Plavšić, who was convicted of war crimes".
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