Gov. Scott’s spokesperson involved in Twitter war

April 11, 2011, 5:09 am

Current Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s top spokesman has decided to join Twitter to defend his boss. Scott’s communication’s director, Brian Burgess has taken to the social networking site to contradict and argue with reporters and criticize news sources that attack Scott. The messages have taken such a turn that it has even been socially labeled as a “twitter war” between Burgess and the media. A former political reporter who runs the Crowley Political Report blog says arguments that used to take place over the phone are now becoming public and therefore more accesible to criticism. Burgess’ reasoning is the idea that Scott has told his team to branch out beyond traditional media when trying to deliver a message. He said the tone of the tweets may be tweaked as they learn what works and what doesn’t.


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