Twitter slip causes stir
A Twitter slip had MLA for Drumheller-Stettler retracting a tweet last week with a disparaging name for the Prime Minister. A reader brought to the Mail’s attention a tweet from Rick Strankman’s Twitter account that referred to Trudeau as a “Gutless puke” on July 4. It was quickly removed from his feed, but not after it was seen by his followers.
“Something happened for it to go out on Twitter, and we have taken it down,” Strankman tells the Mail.
He says he does not personally manage his Twitter account, and staff takes care of it, both local staff and as well as staff in Edmonton.
“There was some compromise there,” he said. He adds that he is not a fan of Social Media. “I think Twitter is a cesspool, and that’s why I don’t use it and I hopefully use other people both locally and at the legislature who have more refrain than I may at some heated moment. So that is why when it went out, we immediately took it down,” he said.
“I have no inclination to get involved in said. to the electrical system it (Twitter),” he