Socked for Sockpuppets?
From SFist comes this interesting tidbit about the commenting habits of San Franciso Mayor Gavin Newsom's communications director, Peter Ragone. Apparently, SFist found some indications ...
Apparently, SFist found some indications that Ragone had been using multiple aliases -- or sock puppets -- to comment on their blog, defending Newsom and blasting his critics.
What Ragone did isn't illegal or anything, although you could argue that it's a little...underhanded.
But now the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is suggesting that Newsom fire Ragone.
Aaron Peskin, president, SF Board of Supervisors: "If I were mayor, he would not be working for me. There's no question about it.... It smacks of kind of Nixonian political trickery, and it's just not leaving a good taste really in anybody's mouth."
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
The Week in Public Finance: College Ain't Cheap, Green Bond Fever and Job Problems1 day ago
The Other Problem with Guns: Lead Poisoning1 day ago
Common Core Revolt Goes Local1 day ago
Alaska Congressman Blames Government Handouts for Suicide1 day ago
Tracing Ebola in a Hyper-Connected City of 8 Million1 day ago
The 3 States Not Backing Down Against Gay Marriage1 day ago