So, I find out today that a one-time self-styled “Press Person” for Corinna Robinson (and I use that very, very loosely) is now fighting for Dr. Boz?
As the admin of a newsy blogsite, one of the things you’re forced to deal with from time to time are people of questionable motives who might think in they’re own minds that they’re quite reasonable, but actually come off to the world at large as nutty web site trolls who serve no purpose.
Case in point are the people from Florida or Georgia or wherever who last year decided to call a countrywide boycott of the SDWC, including a request of one of the people on the Kardashian TV show to boycott this web site (Hilariously, they declined,) after I had the audacity to question why they were sending out press releases for the ill-fated Corinna Robinson campaign.
Fast forward to this morning. After a link from the Bosworth ally with the twitter handle @dakotafreepress tagged me with the following tweet,
I was obligated to take a look, which, took me back to the land of the trolls, and back down the rabbithole, where these out-of-staters are back on the attack in South Dakota, this time against someone else in defense of Annette Bosworth. Here’s the latest passage:
Since 2013, Heidelberger has spent a large part of his time stalking Bosworth’s social media pages, posting stolen items from her office to use against her on his blog and even attacked her children online, encouraging deplorable behavior that has labeled him a Hate Blogger. But for all the things that have been said about him, stupid is definitely not one of them.
In 1989, Heidelberger was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar Award, given each year to just one male and one female graduating senior per state. According to his cousin Aaron, Heidelberger was given a big scholarship to Harvard after earning a near perfect score on the ACT. And, he did attend, briefly. After spending just the fall semester at what is arguably the most prestigious schools in the nation, Heidelberger abruptly left.
He has never spoken about Harvard, nor was he comfortable with his entry in the 1989 Presidential Scholar Yearbook.
I’m not endorsing the accuracy of anything written there, but you can read it if you want. (And you probably don’t want to.)
And there are other pronouncements, such as takedown demands from Heidelberger, more posts how the Floridians are “taking down one hate blogger,” referring to their blind support of Annette Bosworth, and lifting entire blogposts from sites including the SDWC, erroneously referring to a press release from the AG’s office as “an ad,” (because I put a colorful header on it), calls for Marty Jackley to resign, and other silliness in a month long campaign in support of Dr. Bosworth who was recently given a felony conviction for her petition violations.
So, with Corinna Robinson’s loss to Kristi Noem and subsequent evaporation from the South Dakota political scene, these out-of-staters have abandoned Robonson, and taken up the flag of Annette Bosworth?
With that, I’ve probably given it more time than any of it is worth. And as I’ve said more than once, I can’t wait for the circus to be over.
Update… because I can’t help but dig in.
So, regarding the twitter account that was pushing the story? The @DakotaFreePress twitter account, which appeared in June and claims to be South Dakota related is tied to the dakotazfreepress.com website that was created in March, but seems to have backdated articles to earlier.
But what grabbed me is that the first thing that they retweeted was some of the silliness that I’m talking about above.
Even more curious, the same (or related) person or people have created another twitter account aping the SDWC name with the same content as on the @dakotafreepress twitter account. In fact, the first post was the exact same re-tweet as the twitter account pushing this story has. On the same day.
Which seems to indicate that the anonymous web site and anonymous twitter account would be working in conjunction with the out-of-state internet trolls, if it isn’t they themselves.
An even bigger reason to just ignore the whole mess.