Wanted: Social Media Editor for Upstate NY News Site

Whoever tweets on behalf of an upstate New York news website website is pa-retty miffed about a joint appearance between President Barack Obama and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

The Chestertown-based North County Gazette tweeted this message Thursday afternoon:

Shortly after Boston.com sent an email seeking comment, the account was made private.

As most people with a fleeting interest in the world around them know, conspiratorial claims that Obama was actually born in Kenya and not Hawaii have been long debunked, over, and over, and over again.

This did not stop the unidentified tweeter from doubling down on his or her remarks:


It’s unclear whether the site is staffed or merely a personal blog, though the paper did get some attention in 2010 for what can only be described as a hilariously amateur paywall policy at the bottom of their website:

A subscription is required at North Country Gazette. We allow only one free read per visitor. We are currently gathering IPs and computer info on persistent intruders who refuse to buy subscription and are engaging in a theft of services. We have engaged an attorney who will be doing a bulk subpoena demand on each ISP involved, particularly Verizon Droids, Frontier and Road Runner, and will then pursue individual legal actions.

Run for the hills, freeloaders.

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