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U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Just Beat a Buzzfeed Reporter at His Own Game

On Wednesday, BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski took a swipe at politicians’ Twitter presence, but Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, didn’t take the snark sitting down: .@BuzzFeedAndrew Guilty as charged! Worse than tweeting like a #BuzzFeedReporter tho? "52 ways to know you work @ BuzzFeed. AND 6 cat pics!" — Samantha Power ...

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(FILES) File photo dated September 11, 2013 shows the logo of the social networking website 'Twitter' displayed on a computer screen in London. The San Francisco company Twitter announced on September 12, 2013, in a tweet, that it has submitted papers for a stock offering, the most hotly anticipated in the tech sector since Facebook's last year. "We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO. This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale," the company tweeted. Talk of an initial public offering (IPO) has circulated about Twitter for some time, and the Wall Street Journal estimated the company founded in 2006 is worth some $10 billion. Twitter has become one of the fastest-growing and most influential social media services, used widely by celebrities, journalists, politicians and others. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski took a swipe at politicians’ Twitter presence, but Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, didn’t take the snark sitting down:

Forgoing a more Buzzfeed-style response — "25 Sad Cats Who Got Burned on Twitter by an Ambassador" perhaps? — Kaczynski quickly conceded defeat:

Before she went into government, Power was an accomplished journalist and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. She cut her teeth covering the violence in the Balkans during the 1990s and picked up a Pulitzer for her book, A Problem from Hell, which chronicles American inaction in the face of genocide.

Presumably, she has a slightly more high-minded view of what journalism ought to be than BuzzFeed’s cat listicles.

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