Gaffe or spite? The sleepy August day of the Italian Twitter microcosm, a place where Carlo Calenda he has always been very active, he suffered a sudden jolt in the early afternoon. He was a Pulcinella’s secret but the leader of Action let him (deliberately) escape: the account “Yoda, @PoliticaPerJedi” would belong to Filippo SensiPd deputy and former spokesman for Matteo Renzi. In replying to a tweet of the elusive Yoda in which it was read “Only a Sith deals in absolutes”, Calenda calls him Filippo. To which Yoda responds with his sprint “Philip?”. After which silence falls for a few hours.
In the most trashy election campaign ever, the ineffable @CarloCalenda finds the time to attribute the identity of “Philip” to me, referring it to a well-known PD deputy. I go in trend, the interested obviously denies.
Calenda wants to be Prime Minister.
I’ve finished. pic.twitter.com/a7nCIfMyqV
– Yoda (@PoliticaPerJedi) August 5, 2022
Filippo Sensi, also has the official account @Nomfup, acronym that stands for “Not my fucking problem” and it is also a political communication blog. From here it intervenes two hours later to reiterate that it is not him the Philip to whom Calenda refers.
I’m sorry, no, I’m not @PoliticaPerJediI do not know @PoliticaPerJediI’d be curious to know who he is @PoliticaPerJedi that I follow and read. And then, come on, I look more like pic.twitter.com/Q1por5Tzwb
– nomfup (@nomfup) August 5, 2022
But the patch looks worse than the hole e all hell breaks loose on Twitter (if you haven’t noticed it at all it’s normal, ed). The #filippo entry ends in “trend”, that is, it becomes one of the most discussed topics on the social network and the teasing is wasted. The @nomfup account is in operation since 2010, @PoliticaPerJedi since 2016. When Renzi was staying in Palazzo Chigi, the official Sensi account was incensed, rightly or wrongly, as a shining example of modern political communication. “Self-deprecating and irreverent, he talks about the change of pace in political communication linked to the new technological potentials that allow disintermediation, a possibility of addressing citizens directly”, he wrote soberly in April 2016 the sun 24 hours. Politically speaking, the @PoliticaPerJedi account seems inspired by a “Italian Blairism” with 20 years of delay. You call it if you want “left”.