When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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The very mixed images that now accompany #weknownathan on Twitter
On the Monday after a week of brutal media scrutiny over a 3-year-old ethics case, the campaign of Republican incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal really, really wanted to win the Internet. So far, it’s not working out.
Democrats were actually the first to use the hashtag, but soon Republicans took it up in defense of the governor. By the afternoon, #weknownathan was trending on Twitter, but probably not the way Deal’s camp had hoped.
Deal’s aides said they never intended a full-fledged social media push today, but that the added attention gave them a boost. His spokeswoman Jen Talaber said the fundraising team “reached our goal in hours, not days” thanks to the hashtag hijack.
Our AJC colleague Nick Fouriezos tracked the evolution. It started with this fundraising pitch from Deal’s campaign:
Then came the amazed reaction of Matt McGrath, Carter’s campaign manager, who first used the hashtag:
Carter spokesman Bryan Thomas piled on:
These Republicans tried to fight back……
But the conversation remained largely critical:
Topping it off, late Monday, the Democratic hit squad Better Georgia quickly snapped up WeKnowNathan.com and put a top 10 list about the governor with this headline: “We know Nathan…We just wish we didn’t.“