On August 24, 2011, the Boston Globe reported:
For nearly a month, Democratic Senate candidate Alan Khazei has been mocked by a “CrazyKhazei” Twitter account that pretends to represent his thinking and offers sometimes-nasty statements about the news of the day.[…]
Now the author has been unmasked.
Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior campaign adviser to US Senator Scott Brown, the Republican who Khazei hopes to challenge in next year’s election, sent out a “CrazyKhazei”-type tweet last night from his personal Twitter account.
That can often happen when a person with multiple accounts chooses the wrong distribution channel on social media aggregation software such as HootSuite or TweetDeck.
“I’m excited to announce that Cindy Creem is the newest hire at my charity, Be the Change,” read the tweet posted by @EricFehrn at 8:05 p.m.
In an email late today, Fehrnstrom admitted he was the person behind the “CrazyKhazei” tweets – but pointedly did not apologize for them.
“It was my Twitter account,” the aide said in an email to the Globe. “Sometimes we take our politics too seriously and this was my way of lightening things up. As they say in politics, if you can’t stand the tweet, get out of the kitchen.”
Published: Aug 24, 2011