On Twitter, it’s jake to be fake.
Via Politico Playbook:
JIM VANDEHEI talks to @JohnSBerman for “Nightline” piece on fake Twitter accounts.@JimVandeHei has World Champion Green Bay Packers logo as his icon. @FakeJimVandeHei: “You’re my little banner headline #candyheartrejects.” Video http://abcn.ws/h5xmk2
After A Fake Twitter Fight, Michelle Malkin Has A Real Fight To Prove She’s Not “Stupid”
When Rahm Emanuel won his campaign to be mayor of Chicago yesterday, many people were curious to hear the reaction of his former boss, President Obama. Many other people, though, were curious to hear the reaction from@MayorEmanuel, the foul-mouthed fake Twitter persona that’s become so popular that the real Emanuel offered a “$2,500 or $5,000 personal contribution” to charity for the writer’s identity. Sure enough, the Twitter feed delivered last night, entertaining many…including Michelle Malkin who ended up getting in a joking fight with the fake Emanuel. However, this morning, she’s ended up in a real fight trying to prove she knew it was a joke.
It started when Malkin tweeted this:
The Fake Emanuel then responded with this, in character, tweet:
Malkin played along, responding with this:
And it accelerates from there.
Understandably, the hardworking staff is alarmed at the prospect of someone appropriating our identity.
So, George W. Bush-style, we’ve launched a preemptive strike and established @FakeCampaignOutsider to critique ourselves.
Ask for us by name.