Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The scandal isn't labeled Democrat, so it must be?

Chris Wright's congressional campaign for NY-12 has fired his manager for misconduct. None of the corporate news articles mentioned that Chris Wright has any party affiliation. This seemed odd.  Yahoo/ABC News search didn't even turn him up, like he didn't exist. Google turned up some left wing blogs that actually mentioned that Wright is in fact a Republican.

Shashank Tripathi, using the Twitter handle @ComfortablySmug, sent out multiple rumors during the worst of the storm Monday. He is being blamed for spreading the rumor that the New York Stock Exchange trading floor had been flooded with 3 feet of standing. The rumor ran on CNN and New York Magazine until NYSE officials debunked it, and there were more. He greatly exaggerated the flooding and the potential disruption to commerce.

I haven't seen the actual tweets, but you can guess where he was going with this. His Twitter handle should tell you what you need to know.