Mike McFadden scrubs negative Facebook comments, fills void with positivity from intern

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McFadden's "Coach" ad has proven to be a real punch in the nuts to his campaign.
MNGOP-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's first major TV ad elicited criticism, and considering "groin gate," how could he possibly have expected otherwise? But instead of taking it on the chin or defending the head-scratching spot, his campaign decided to purge his Facebook page of negative comments about it.

Or at least so BuzzFeed reports, citing screengrabs provided to them by a "Minnesota Democrat." (C'mon, hook us up!)

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Here's what the comments looked like, before:

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Screencaps via BuzzFeed

And here's what they looked like after the purge (notice how certain comments disappeared while the number of likes and shares went up):

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If that's not bad enough, a Democratic source pointed out to us that one of the "positive" commenters on McFadden's post, Meaghan Haley, is actually a McFadden intern. (See McFadden's "Meet the Interns" photo here -- now cross-reference "Meaghan" from that pic with Haley's personal profile here.)

We're also told that a second intern posted a positive comment on McFadden's video after the negative ones were scrubbed, but we weren't able to definitively confirm that. McFadden spokesman Tom Erickson didn't comment when we asked him about the intern posts.

Erickson did comment, however, when we queried him about BuzzFeed's allegations regarding the deletion of negative comments. To read what he said, click to page two.

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johansmithseo
johansmithseo

You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with your post..  

Scrubs Inc

Todd E. Smith
Todd E. Smith

This guys loaded, and carrying a 'botox' personality. The only spending he should manage is his own.

Kyle Bracken
Kyle Bracken

Look at how "tolerant" all of you democrats are!?!?!

Steve Krahn
Steve Krahn

Isn't the MM the font from the Mexico 68' Olympics where US athletes gave the black power salute/protest?

castironphil
castironphil

Those poor kids will be devastated by the hospital bills that come after their concussion treatments.

juliemcjones
juliemcjones

fake MicheleBachmann over posts here and says the same thing basically every time she posts.

Dick Ruth
Dick Ruth

Same old repeal Obamacare and other BS.

Jason A Lee
Jason A Lee

Thoes kids dont want obama care or health ins.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

That punch in the nads is gonna seem tame after Franken gets through with him. 

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

yeah kids says his dad is going to sack obamacare. kid doesn't even know what he's talking about. excuse me, i need obamacare. i have preexisting conditions.

Rob Bidgood
Rob Bidgood

STILL a douche! I wouldn't trust him to hold a warm cup of piss for me!

Carrie Graf
Carrie Graf

I watched it once. Now I change the channel as soon as I see his stupid face.

James DJvooch Vos
James DJvooch Vos

Dumb commercial I'm sure these kids know nothing of these issues

Leanne Segersin
Leanne Segersin

I wish politicians (ALL of them) would stop using kids in their ads. "Here kid, say this so Daddy can win."

Jay Groth
Jay Groth

Can't wait to see more? It's only July...you'll get plenty more of this load of bullshit. Love the one about the $77 million dollar Senate building that, according to the tone of the ad, only the Democrats are allowed to use. Nice try GOP. #keepMNblue

Gary Wisner
Gary Wisner

R U kidding??? This is the biggest pile of you know what. And this man wants someone to vote for him....yeah, right. When the Vikings win the Superbowl!!!

Jean Hehn
Jean Hehn

I saw this ad the other day and I thought 'wow...how wrong to use kids in a political ad.'....it's just cheesy.

Julie Daily
Julie Daily

I hate this ad! It grates on my nerves.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

It's amazing Republicans were able to find a dumber version of Mitt Romney to run in Minnesota.

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

And this is what the Republifucks have to offer.  

green23
green23 topcommenter

Look at how concerned you conservatives are about 'free speech'. 


Being "tolerant" doesn't mean that everyone is magically right, or that you must agree with things that you disagree with. This is the cartoon image that conservatives have painted, and nobody except conservatives believes in it. 


Censorship is not "tolerance". McFadden censored other peoples' opinions. 

How often do we hear conservatives screech about being 'silenced' -- which really means that someone disagrees with them. Here we have an actual case of people being silenced, and all that you can do is make a smug remark about how Democrats disagree with that.
 

McFadden will lose. The polling already shows it. Conservatives can't win state-wide with the current Tea Party propaganda. They've gone from claiming to speak for "The People" to impotently snickering at the majority. Both are losing strategies, but laughing at people while asking for their vote is phenomenally stupid. 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@juliemcjones You are just mad because I banged your mom those 8 times. Still, I had to break it off.  Your mother is smelly and dumb. 

green23
green23 topcommenter

@MNjoe Yeah, I know. Polling shows that 71% of likely voters in Minnesota don't even have a clue who Mike McFadden is, so they try to fix that with ads like this


Franken leads "the unknown guy" 49/38 already. The more people see of McFadden, the more that lead will increase. 


The MNGOP doesn't have any "bench". The sheer number of crazy ideas that a nominee must bow to eliminates anyone that can actually win. And, when McFadden loses, he will be cast on to the MNGOP heap of losing losers who lose and thus become as popular as a leper. It's the political version of a human sacrifice, and the gods are turning their noses up at schmucks like McFadden. 


http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2014/PPP_Release_MN_617.pdf

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