Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Rahm Emanuel’s Twitter imposter has finally revealed himself! Just a week after Emanuel won the election in the Windy City, the man behind the fake Twitter persona has come forward to The Atlantic. His name: Dan Sinker, and he's the founder of the now defunct Punk Planet magazine. He says he can't really remember why he created the Twitter handle, except thinking that "this might be kind of funny." But after a while his fake persona began to take a toll. "The train rides became totally paranoia-inducing by the end. I would think, 'Is anybody watching this? Why is that guy looking at my phone?” Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Emanuel, says the mayor-elect will keep his promise to donate money to the charity of Sinker's choice. More from Politico’s Click.