Redirecting to Humiliating Sites as Gingrich Gets Mic-Checked

Not a great week for Newt Gingrich. First his poll numbers are beginning to plummet just as predicted, now hackers have redirected to a number of insanely hilarious, embarrassing sites reminding us of the candidate's not-so-stellar past.

In order, here are the five sites I was redirected to when I typed in at lunchtime today, the 21st of December:

-Newt's climate-change ad with Nancy Pelosi

-The Atlantic speculating on whether Newt's campaigning just to sell books.

-Tiffany & Co, where Gingrich has a famously massive line of credit.

-The Washington Post: "Gingrich Campaign Implodes."

-Freddie Mac, for whom Newt was hired as a consultant (a fact he now denies or shuffles away from.)

Meanwhile, poor Newtie and his wife Callista were literally chased out of a campaign event today in Iowa by Occupy protesters.

Occupy Des Moines protesters sidelined the endorsement of Newt Gingrich from one of Iowa’s top political leaders.

“Mic Check,” Adam Mason of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement yelled and a few others from his group shouted as he quickly stood up and security officials ushered to his direction and escorted him out.A few minutes later after the commotion had subsided, a few others began chanting, “Put people first.”

You know what they say--what goes up...

Here's Slate on who might be behind the hacking:

It is also unclear who is behind the site, although a quick Google site shows that the possibility of taking it over and filling it with anti-Gingrich content had been discussed in recent weeks by users on a number of online discussion boards, including on (the board thought to be responsible for posting Mark Zuckerberg's private Facebook photos), the Free Republic, and a forum of Ron Paul supporters.
AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at December 21, 2011, 7:38am

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