Submitted by Anne Landman on
A Washington Post writer took bait thrown out by a fake Congressional candidate with a Twitter account. Jonathan Capehart, who writes a political opinion column in the Post, responded to a Tweet by Republican Representative Jack Kimble of California's 54th Congressional District. Kimble wrote, "Check the budget, Bush fought 2 wars w/o costing taxpayers a dime." Capehart responded by describing Kimble's statement as a "stunning bit of fiscal ignorance" and analyzing the country's budget and fiscal problems. The only problem was, California only has 53 Congressional districts, and Jack Kimble is a fake member of Congress who is running a fake re-election campaign. Kimble has a Twitter account page crammed full of corporate logos. He has a blog called "Kimble's Corner", where he keeps his "constituents" up to date about his magnificent wins in fake debates. He has political ads posted on the Internet promoting his re-election. Kimble advocates doubling the Bush tax cuts, fining the unemployed for their choice "not to do their fair share," and warns that Obama is working with Nancy Pelosi "right now to pass a law making it illegal for grandchildren to visit their grandparents." He promotes the virtues of corn dogs over funnel cakes, saying corn dogs are the most Republican food, and is certain that the voters of his mythical 54th District are "far too sophisticated" to fall for his opponents "lies and half truths."
Mutternich replied on Permalink
Are you listening, Stephen?
Sounds like a prime choice for "Better Know a District." :-)
Anony-mouse replied on Permalink
Fake Congressman Sees Fake Reporter
OMG...journalism stoops to a new low....
un-believable.... for real...
fake candidates... who would have thought...
paid for by ?
I will re-quote the English man who wants us to wake up:
"Has America lost its mind?"
Ted Backster, Blitz Wolfer, Less Nessman, the RRN News team knows
what is going on... all the time....
go to http://kg4rrn.webs.com
we need more writers to expose what is not happening...
The Economist M... replied on Permalink
A Call for Vigilance
This story clearly shows that we all need to be vigilant, especially those who are in the position to provide information to people. If we fail to determine facts and deliver them to others as if the information is correct and they end up believing false information, we end up becoming unreliable sources.
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