There has been some gossip that Tony Abbott went on a buying spree after the election; buying Facebook ‘likes’ and Twitter followers to boost his public profile, that is. Has Queensland premier Campbell Newman adopted a similar strategy? AIMN reader John Fraser seems to think so, as this guest post articulates.
You must read this article first to follow the rest of the trail:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/campbell-newman-supporter-uses-pr-guru-catriona-pollard-as-profile-photo-20140731-zz3ts.html . . . and reprinted here . . . http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/photo-pr-guru-used-newman-facebook-supporter/2337219/#comments
Now that could be put down to one “exuberant” LNP supporter.
And this could be the same person stuffing up again . . . http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/profile/judyspeaks/
Google that image and this is what comes up:
Haralee Weintraub is CEO of her own company (“Haralee.com Sleepwear” ) and as of 28 July 2014 lives in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Next we have “kateryan”:
Google that image and there are only 2 results:
. . . appears she is an American who does a lot of traveling, as yet no mention of visiting Australia.
The other is a Link to a porn site.
Once could be put down to exuberance, twice to stupidity . . . but 3 times makes it look like a concerted effort.
Of course there is always the possibility that this is not an LNP dirty tricks program and the owners of the ‘Comments” are using photos of people who are not public figures, but may be using them without authorisation.
Or on the other hand it could be that Newman’s LNP have started the dirty tricks campaign early.