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Pranksters Paper the NRCC's Latest New Media Drive

BY Nick Judd | Friday, June 8 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee's latest gambit for media attention involved a live feed of a printer as it churned out paper with the names of people who signed an online petition to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Looks like it may have worked too well. Over at Threat Level, David Kravets writes that pranksters started submitting bogus names ranging from "hello twitter" and "HelpI'mStuckInthisPrinter" to names less printable in family-friendly quarters of the Internet. Read More

Is Faking a Retweet Parody, or Beyond the Pale?

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 20 2011

The Onion's Baratunde Thurston, a co-founder of Jack & Jill Politics, thinks the Republican Senatorial Committee jumped the shark with a recent Twitter prank. The NRSC's official account posted what looked like a ... Read More