If you’ve spent any time looking at the Twitter feed on this site, you no doubt will have seen many tweets from @birtherheadline. This source has been collecting and disseminating news by and about the birthers for several months now and are a good source of leads for folks like me who try to keep up with what’s happening.
Commenter Thinker here pointed out that @birtherheadline has changed from reporting birther stuff to actively attacking and insulting them. Here’s one of the few tweets I can reprint without going PG-13:
Well, i’m sure not sorry a birther lost his 15 y/o dog. It’s an old dog owned by an old birther – both led privileged lives.
It may not have been readily apparent, but @birtherheadlines was never a birther sympathizer, not at all; however, the account presented a neutral point of view on twitter and its web site.
Well, something has happened. First, the old Birther Headlines web site is now “invitation only” and has been replaced in the twitter profile with an openly-insulting (to the birthers) site, birtherheadlines.com, that just redirects to a page headlined:
Dear Birthers: You’re Idiots
I’d say that there are two possibilities here: 1) birtherheadlines has been hacked by an anti-birther or 2) Birther Headlines was a lure from the start to get lots of birther followers before telling them that they are stupid. Neither of those is particularly appealing as an explanation. There’s no internal Obot chatter on the subject in my emails.
On the hacking theme, I note that one web hosting company reports heavy brute force attacks against WordPress web sites. That might be why this site has been a little show lately. This site uses a strong random password and keeps all software versions at the latest levels.