Skip to comments.NRSC Uses Twitter Account To Send Fake RTs From Democratic Politicians, Including President Obama
Posted on 06/20/2011 5:29:52 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
And you thought we were finished with political Twitter stories? Cmon, this is Washington were talking about! The National Republican Senatorial Committees getting blowback today from both the left and right for a series of fake re-tweets sent from the NRSCs official @nrsc Twitter account. The bogus RTs each make reference to Democrats failing to produce a budget, and include a link to a webpage, www.demsplanforamerica.com, that iswait for ita blank page.
The fake RT from @BarackObama reads My budget failed 0-97 but wait till you see @SenateDems budget -BO. Another, using the Twitter handle of Tim Kaine reads, First Recovery Summer, now @SenateDems budget plan website http://www.demsplanforamerica.com, were on a roll! The messages were sent out from the @nrsc account to its 14,110 followersand of course, the original messages do not show up on the Twitter accounts of President Obama, Kaine, Jon Tester, Harry Reid or Claire McCaskill.
And surprisenobodys laughing. Even Andy Levy, who helps bring the funny to Fox News Channels overnight Red Eye, was quick to blast the NRSC via Twitter, @NRSC What the hell is wrong with you? How do you not realize its unethical to make up fake tweets from people?
Many on Twitter are calling for the NRSC to remove the tweetswhich may violate the sites terms of service. So far, the stream of tweets remains on the NRSCs page.
I’m not a twit or a tweet addict. But how do they know that NSRC did this? Couldn’t a bunch of DUmmies tweet them to NSRC?
Not that I’m all that fond of NSRC, but can they possibly be this stupid? Maybe they’d better wake up and find out what’s going on.
Not upset at all
I’m laughing hilariously. I hope the NRSC did it.
IF these truely came from the NRSC, it shows the juvenile mentality there. Would it be any wonder why the GOP is known, in its own ranks, as the STUPID party?
Anyone too stupid to understand that the NSRC was mocking obastard - not impersonate him - is too stupid to walk and chew gum at the same time. Sheesh. (PS Not directed at the FReeper OP, of course.)
After Weiner claiming that his TWITTER account had been “hacked”, I wouldn’t rush to judgement on who is doing this...
Notice the very first word of my post before YOU rush to judgement.
Lol, I'm on TWITTER and I "get it".
Just upset that I didn't think of it first!
Someone from Red Eye thinking something was in bad taste or not funny...Oh the irony!
No private parts were used for this tweet...so what’s the problem?
Just a bunch of whiny libs at it again.
They didn’t hijack the twitter accounts. They made up fake twitter names, and pretended they were re-twitting.
How is this any different from the democrats buying up minor alternative names for republican websites, and making up fake campaign websites? Both parties do this all the time.
If they hacked a twitter account, then it’s a problem. Otherwise, it’s no different.
It’s different because the ‘rats didn’t do it
If Dems can make-up Fake Voters then The Pubs should be able to make a Fake tweet!