Conservative Blogger Sends Tea Party Trolls To Crash Sen. Thad Cochran’s Media Call
You may have thought the clown show in Mississippi was over; after all, Sen. Thad Cochran defeated his challenger, the Tea Party Confederate-friendly fun-guy, Rep. Chris McDaniel. Well, you’d be wrong. It was the nastiest, most underhanded election and it’s still chaotic. It’s like it just won’t die even though the election is over.
Thad Cochran’s conference call today really went off the crazy cliff. The culprit/troll appears to be Conservative blogger and contributor for The Daily Caller, Charles Johnson, who sent out a tweet which included details about the call, while telling others to crash/hijack Cochran’s conference call.
One caller then asked Cochran why he is “harvesting black votes like black people harvesting cotton.”
This is the very same blogger who alleged that the Cochran campaign bribed black voters in the Mississippi GOP runoff primary election.
Talking Points Memo reports:
During the Wednesday conference call, one caller repeatedly interrupted members of the Cochran team to ask why the Cochran campaign “harvested” votes from “blacks picking cotton.”
After the call was cut short, Johnson denied that he was the caller who kept interrupting with the accusations, but he may have violated Twitters terms of service by trying to get people involved in the call.
After the call, Johnson tweeted the personal cell phone number of a spokesperson for the Cochran campaign.
In short, he denied making the call, then tweeted the personal phone number of a spokesman for Cochran’s campaign, which makes him look dubious.
Press conference details… Crash it with me in fifteen minutes? Call is 3 PM CST Tuesday Call in number: 530-881-1000. PIN: 287517# #mssen
— Charles C. Johnson (@ChuckCJohnson) July 2, 2014
Reporters weighed in.
People on the line now suggesting that it was a Cochran campaign plant who ended the call or “maybe Obama” — Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 2, 2014
This #MSSen Cochran press call is totally bizarre.
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) July 2, 2014
Who would think the caller is a plant? We’re back to this guy:
McDaniel and his supporters are the worst losers ever.