13 September 2010

Who is that masque'd man???

Progressive Eruptions has been doing some more digging around the right-wing blogosphere, and finds it positively aswarm with sock-puppet "bloggers" using pictures and names stolen from real people. One clue that they're all actually written by the same person: the consistent misspelling of "mosque" as "masque". The new report is here; the original "Just Sue" report is here.

Update: More here, and keep on checking back. This story seems to grow by the hour.

6 Comments:

Blogger Sue said...

I think I know who the masqued man is.... he claims to be a Marine and is a most hateful one giving the military a bad name. Maybe he isn't really a Marine and is just portraying one, maybe he was kicked out of the military and this is his way of venting his anger and hate?? Oh, it's all so complicated...and insane!

13 September, 2010 18:03  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Oh, based on all the stuff Shaw's assembled, I think it's pretty obvious who it is -- I just thought it was an amusing post headline.

Who the hell misspells "mosque" as "masque", anyway? That must be an awfully rare quirk. But "masque" is a real word, so his spell checker wouldn't have flagged it.

13 September, 2010 18:32  
Blogger Ahab said...

:: shakes head ::

Deceitful AND inarticulate. What a bad combination!

13 September, 2010 19:38  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

I had a good chuckle at that clever title, Infidel 753. I saw the post over at Progressive Eruptions. I guess we shouldn't be too surprised that some teabagger type is pulling off this charade. After all, these far-right types have lied repeatedly, and their inability to spell pops up very frequently ("taxis" instead of taxes, etc.). It is no wonder that these types ignore fact and truth and follow monstrous liars like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh instead.

13 September, 2010 20:42  
Blogger Silverfiddle said...

Oh no! People disguised as sea animals, flags, and simpson characters.

you guys should get the clouseau award for tour inntertubez sleuthery!!!!

15 September, 2010 20:04  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ahab: Deceitful AND inarticulate. What a bad combination!

I guess it worked for Bush.

JJ: I'm starting to wonder if even Beck and Limbaugh will turn out to be the same impostor.

SF: As you perfectly well know, the issue is not people using non-human pictures which are obviously not of themselves; it's their stealing the identities of real people.

16 September, 2010 02:01  

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