GOP official compares Obama to chimpanzee; party blames liberal hackers
The photo briefly appeared on a Facebook page belonging to Linda Sorenson, who chairs the county Republican Central Committee, and was captured by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel…
According to the Daily Sentinel, Sorenson did not deny posting the image, calling it a joke and adding, “I really don’t care if people are offended by it.”
But her fellow committee members have since contradicted Sorenson’s account, blaming outside forces for the image going online. The group’s treasurer, Sue Whittlesey, went so far as to blame the progressive blog Media Matters.
“They’ve been harassing her the last few weeks,” Whittlesey said.
Committee vice chair Vic Ullrey insisted that Sorenson was not a racist.
“This whole thing is a hoax,” he said. “Someone got into the Facebook somehow. It was hacked and somebody got into it, definitely.”