M. Thomas Eisenstadt
HOAX WARNING RE "M. THOMAS EISENSTADT" AND THE "HARDING INSTITUTE FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY"
"M. Thomas Eisenstadt" is a pseudonym used to describe someone who claims to be a "Senior Fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy in Washington, D.C. A "bio" note claims that "Eisenstadt" is the "founder and president of the campaign consulting firm The Eisenstadt Group and was an advisor to the Rudolph Giuliani presidential campaign in 2007-2008."
According to the "bio" note, "Eisenstadt" was described by the Wall Street Journal as "one of the foremost commentators on issues of U.S. policy towards the Middle East and is one of the bright lights of the neoconservative movement." He cites National Journal’s The Hotline as referring to himself as “a rising GOP pundit” and “a clear-spoken advocate for Rudy Giuliani.”
In June 2008 blogger William K. Wolfrum concluded that "M. Thomas Eisenstadt (who originally started a blog named www.michaeleisenstadt.com and was referred to as "Michael") was a hoax. As was his "think tank" called "The Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy" (which seems to be a joke, being that Warren G. Harding is widely considered to be one of the worst Presidents in U.S. history)." After being outed, the "biographical" note was changed to "Martin Eisenstadt."
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- ↑ "The Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy: Staff", accessed February 2008.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Bio", "The Eisenstadt Group", accessed June 2008.
- ↑ William K. Wolfrum, When Abrad2345 exited, M. Thomas Eisenstadt entered", Shakesville (Blog), June 10, 2008.
- William K. Wolfrum, "Conservative blogger M. Thomas Eisenstadt is a hoax, fraud, an identity thief and perhaps more", Shakesville (Blog), June 4, 2008.
- William K. Wolfrum, When Abrad2345 exited, M. Thomas Eisenstadt entered", Shakesville (Blog), June 10, 2008.
- William K. Wolfrum, "Narcissist Abrad2345 releases newest video! As hoax “Martin” Eisenstadt", William K. Wolfrum (blog), June 27th, 2008.
- Rachel Weiner, "Martin Eisenstadt Tricks News Orgs On Being Source Of Palin Dirt," Huffington Post, November 10, 2008.
- Sheldon Rampton, Spin, Hype, and a Hoax Involving "Joe the Plumber", PRWatch.org, October 16, 2008.
- Richard Perez-Pena, A Senior Fellow at the Institute of Nonexistence, New York Times, November 13, 2008.
- Jennifer Harper (November 14, 2008). "Pranksters get the last laugh: N.Y. Times and MSNBC biggest victims", Washington Times. Retrieved on November 18, 2008.