Skip to comments.Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)
Posted on 01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST by tcrlaf
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion.
CNN did not send out the email alert.
It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning.
Two South Carolina Republicans from different parts of the state independently informed CNN about the email on Friday morning.
The email alert was sent from fake account made to look like a CNN breaking news email address: "BreakingNews@mail.cnn.com."
"A source close to Marianne Gingrich tells CNN that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich forced her to abort a pregnancy conceived during the affair that preceeded her marriage to Gingrich," the fake email reads.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
Could be Danny H, Teddy Walmart, etc?
You must respect me!
I don't believe CNN would do this. They are international and would really not be in their best interests. I know that they are liberal but they aren't stupid. They actually are pretty professional especially with breaking news emergency type story. However, my guess would be MSNBC now they are scoundrels. I would not put that past that second rate network.
I just received an email from Newt saying that it was true. I will try to cut and paste.......who do you think is really behind this?
never mind, I think that my be a scam too
Using the CNN brand has the marks of an amateur. A KOS or Politico. A pro would be more clever while minimizing his exposure.
It doesn’t take a directed effort. The DNC brownshirts have the marching orders. Cause mass disruption.
Think that they won’t be occupying the election?
No reason for Dems to bother at this date. It was probably supporters of Santorum, Paul or Romney.
I would not put it past CNN. They have proven their bias in the past.
Remember this? (The Times no less):
In a shocking New York Times opinion piece, CNNs chief news executive Eason Jordan has admitted that for the past decade the network has systematically covered up stories of Iraqi atrocities. Reports of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed in order to maintain CNNs Baghdad bureau.