Wilson Enlists Personal Tweeter

Part of a new-media push to take on critics, raise campaign cash
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2009 10:30 AM CDT
Wilson Enlists Personal Tweeter
William Browning, 55, of Fort Mill, S.C. wears a T-shirt in support of Joe Wilson during a rally for his stand on health care reform Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, outside his office in West Columbia, S.C.   (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)

Joe “You Lie” Wilson has hired a new-media strategist, intent on responding to his now-numerous critics, the Hill reports. So far, that strategist’s chief job seems to be to send Twitter messages—Wilson dispatched 15 within 5 hours of hiring him, four shy of his total for all of August. “Stand with me against the liberal attacks: Today I need your help more than ever,” read one.

The strategist, David All, admits his boss didn’t write those Tweets. Wilson “understands the substance of all the Tweets,” he said. “He is not actually pressing send.” Wilson began his social media onslaught even before hiring All, issuing a YouTube video asking supporters for help. He’s also given numerous blog interviews, and placed an ad on the Drudge Report reading, “Joe Wilson is under attack. You can help.”
(More Joe Wilson stories.)

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