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De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum on a boat in Manhattan on April 9, 2013 in New York City. Six mayoral candidates spoke at the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's 2013 Waterfront Conference ahead of the November 2013 mayoral election.(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

#Protip: If you work in a city office, for someone who is running an election campaign, do not set up a Twitter account under a mock-ethnic name and use it to send racist and sexist tweets. Today’s object lesson comes courtesy of Anthony Baker, a young volunteer-turned-staffer in the office of New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio who resigned after being outed for tweeting as “Hyman Doodlesack.” The account has been deleted, but the New York Post reports that Baker tweeted things like “AIPAC makes me want to be a Nazi” and “I need the best goddamn-Jew-lawyer money can buy.”

De Blasio is currently running second in polls for the city’s mayoral primaries behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, about whom Baker wrote “No one wants to touché your vagina, Speaker” last year after Quinn gave a press conference in favor of a bill expanding abortion rights in New York. “Nothing can excuse anti-Semitic remarks and vulgar insults about women,” de Blasio told the Post.

Staffer Shames de Blasio With Vile Tweets [NYP]


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to be fair, AIPAC doesn’t make me NOT want to be a nazi.

My name is Garrison Doodlesack, I am a freshman at Boston University and my grandfather’s brother was Hyman Doodlesack. Hyman Doodlesack is not just a mock ethnic name but a real person and a beloved member of my family. This is highly offensive and utterly unacceptable.


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De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

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