Friday, September 24, 2010

Who killed Mike Grimm's (fake) Twitter account?

In this new media environment politicians don't have to shake hands or kiss babies to win elections - they just need a Twitter account.

Don't believe us? Just ask @SarahPalinUSA

The revolution will not be televised; it will be live-streaming on your cell phone.

So it's no surprise that the two candidates for Staten Island's most important public office took to the Internets and got themselves a social media presence on both the Facebook and the Twitter.

We were a bit curious, however, when someone set up a fake account for Congressman Mike McMahon. The anonymous user tweets 'jokes' every so often, like this one:
Another hate crime in Staten Island! Some guy on Hylan Blvd just called me "tubby."
The account has 12 followers.

Anyways, a fake account popped up for McMahon's opponent Mike Grimm Thursday. The jokes were just as bad, but the account has been suspended.

What happened here: Did Grimm use his FBI connects to shut down the account? Or, did TheGrimmTruth just realize that making bad jokes about Mike Grimm and the Tea Party is our job?

Update: (Not)MikeGrimm @TheGrimmTruth is back!

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