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CNN Anchor Calls Out Tea Party ‘Congressman’ Over Insensitive Joke – But There’s a Significant Problem

Oct. 31, 2013 8:10pm Jason Howerton

When a Tea Party “congressman” representing Georgia’s “15th district” made a joke at the expense of Germans, CNN’s Christine Amanpour was quick to call him out.

“Maybe if we kept a better eye on them in 1939, WWII wouldn’t have happened,” Rep. “Steve Smith” tweeted after Amanpour announced her interview with the German Foreign Minister.

“Seriously?” Amanpour replied in disgust, retweeting his message.

The only problem is, there is no Rep. Steve Smith nor is there a 15th congressional district in Georgia. Someone apparently created the fake/parody “Tea Party Patriot” account to mess with people like Amanpour, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and others.

CNNs Christine Amanpour Falls for Fake Twitter Account for Tea Party Congressman



    IN HALF AN HOUR – my interview with German FM Westerwelle on @cnni. He says U.S. spying is "a breach of trust." pic.twitter.com/zIvbbrFkvt

    — Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 31, 2013

    Seriously? RT @RepStevenSmith: @camanpour @cnni Maybe if we kept a better eye on them in 1939, WWII wouldn't have happened.

    — Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) October 31, 2013

After Amanpour brought attention to the fake congressman’s classless remark, others on Twitter have also attacked Rep. Smith.


(H/T: Mediaite)

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