The New York State Assembly on Monday reprimanded an employee who had used a pseudonym while posting comments on the Internet defending Speaker Sheldon Silver’s handling of a sexual harassment scandal.
The punishment for sock puppetry on official time? No internet for you!
Mr. Eggler/Ms. Walker apparently also edits a webzine, which is currently down because of a gapers’ block of sock-puppet watchers.
We at RR have our share of sock puppets. It occasionally smells like feet around here. Our personal favorite was the puppet of an adoptive parent, who came to decry the cruelty and bigotry of the RR employees, staff and management. We were especially amused by the puppet defending the AP. Although the puppet denied knowing said AP, the puppet had some inside knowledge of a personal communique. Yet another case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing.
Feel free to leave admiration in the comment box. We will allow sock puppets to deposit the appearance of additional love as well. Just this once, though. <3