Brickbat: Internet Troll
Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, has apologized for making anonymous and "fictitious" posts attacking ordinary citizens who support shale gas drilling in the state. Using a variety of pseudonyms, he called one woman a "local mole" for the gas industry and referred to others "hucksters", "mouth breathers" and other insulting terms. When his online attacks were uncovered by local media, he at first called the claims a political attack. White blamed "misleading and personal attack" on himself for his behavior.