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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:53 AM

New Mitt Romney Spokesman Scrubs Online Attacks On Media & Women (Over 800 Tweets Scrubbed)

Source: Michael Calderone at Huff Post

Richard Grenell, New Mitt Romney Spokesman, Scrubs Online Attacks On Media And Women

Michael Calderone | 1 hours ago

NEW YORK -- Richard Grenell, a former Bush administration official who joined the Romney campaign Thursday as national security and foreign policy spokesman, appears to have deleted more than 800 of his past tweets following scrutiny over numerous swipes aimed at the media, prominent Democratic women and the Gingriches. Grenell also apparently took down his personal site, which featured writing on politics, foreign affairs and the media.

On Friday afternoon, Grenell still featured a link to his personal site (http://www.richardgrenell.com) on his Twitter profile, which then showed that he had tweeted 7,577 times, according to a screenshot taken Friday by The Huffington Post. By Sunday morning, Grenell's Twitter feed only listed 6,759 tweets and his personal site is no longer available. (Some examples of past writing have been archived on the Internet and can be found here.)

In the Twitter-fueled 2012 election, it's not surprising that reporters quickly began digging through Grenell's Twitter feed, even before he got a chance to scrub out a number of impolitic and sexist comments.

ThinkProgress noted Grenell's tendency to make cutting remarks about the appearances of prominent women in media and politics, including his tweet advising MSNBC host Rachel Maddow "to take a breath and put on a necklace," and another suggesting she resembled a Justin Bieber.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/04/22/richard-grenell-mitt-romney-online-attacks_n_1442726.html?1335105527

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Reply New Mitt Romney Spokesman Scrubs Online Attacks On Media & Women (Over 800 Tweets Scrubbed) (Original post)
Hissyspit Apr 2012 OP
jwirr Apr 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Apr 2012 #2
uberblonde Apr 2012 #3
usrname Apr 2012 #4
MjolnirTime Apr 2012 #5
Auntie Bush Apr 2012 #6
ehrnst Apr 2012 #7
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #8
deacon Apr 2012 #9
Quantess Apr 2012 #10
tooeyeten Apr 2012 #11
alp227 Apr 2012 #12

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 11:57 AM

1. So they are going to treat us like nit-wits who will just forget all that has gone past when it is

erased from the etch-a-sketch. What is he going to do about the rest of the evidence like the many bills that have been passed by the rethugs that show clearly what they are up to?

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:04 PM

2. Thank goodness for screen caps!

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:04 PM

3. If Ari Fleischer vouches for him...

Well, then, that's good enough for me! </snark>

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:49 PM

4. What, they think that

 

just by scrubbing their websites of their mis-statements, they're gone? Have they learned nothing about how the digital age works?

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 01:14 PM

5. Shake that Etch-a-Sketch!

 

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 01:15 PM

6. So Grenell shook the Etch_a-Sketch really hard. Now Romney has a fresh start. Old Romney gone.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 01:26 PM

7. Yes, once you delete a tweet, it's gone forever.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:02 PM

8. Etch A Sketch time!

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 03:58 PM

9. Hiding the evidence. n/t

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 04:55 PM

10. He thinks he's a comedian?

Looks like a lot of lame attempts at humor.

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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 08:28 PM

11. "Project Runway" judge?

Since he's into accessories, suggesting that Maddow should

"take a breath and put on a necklace," maybe he applied for the wrong job? Does he know the "fake reporter" Jeff Gannon?

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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 01:37 AM

12. Those comments about Maddow are homophobic, but more amazingly...

Grenell himself is gay! I don't know how recently he came out, but this new Washington Post article reports so.

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