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Cornyn staffer used fake name to 'troll' on blogs

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posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Cornyn staffer used fake name to 'troll' on blogs


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However, by Monday a new controversy had arisen around Beckwith, with his unmasking by Burnt Orange Report as "Buck Smith," who had been posting both there and at other sites since 2007 in support of Cornyn's campaign.

Glazer wrote, "Many of you have become familiar with user Buck Smith's abusive comments that troll the site, attack and personally insult users and writers, and impugn the integrity of our community, our Democratic candidates and our Democratic values. . . . In the interest of full disclosure, and in order to keep everything fair, and since Buck Smith has not disclosed who he is, we thought we would clue you in that he is David Beckwith, John Cornyn's senior staffer. We found out his identity because Mr. Beckwith's email on file with the site is the same email listed on the webpage for his high school reunion class."
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posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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Many politicians use these tactics on the web today. It just goes to show how the internet is so much more powerful than TV. This time one of his staffers happened to get caught.

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