Are we really doing this again, Jacob?
Conservative activists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman promised to hold a press conference on Wednesday to refute reports that they completely made up an allegation of sexual assault against 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg.
But lo! “Hundreds of leftist protestors” were planning on ambushing the conference, Burkman warned on Monday in a tweet that included an Eventbrite link to the alleged protest.
“We WILL NOT surrender to the mob!” Burkman declared.
But Mediaite reporter Justin Duckham noticed something fishy: The Eventbrite page listed “firstname.lastname@example.org” as the event organizer, an email address belonging to none other than Jacob Wohl himself.
“Contact the event organizer at email@example.com” pic.twitter.com/2DuLJuhcMi
— Justin Duckham (@Jduckham) May 7, 2019
Mediaite reports that after Duckham contacted the email address, the host’s name was changed to “Amy Green Tompkins.”
Eventbrite later deleted the page altogether, telling Mediaite that “the activity associated with this account constituted a violation of our policy around inauthentic content.”