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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) [View all]

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 (Some examples of past writing have been archived on the Internet and can be found here.)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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