Which brings us to Johnson, who first aired the vote-buying allegations. He has written for the Spectator and the Daily Caller, but has been dinged for mistakes in his reporting on Cory Booker’s residency and accidental reporting of a satirical campus newspaper as if it were real. He also picks fights in the style of a firebrand activist—accusing the NRSC of being responsible for the Tea Party leader’s suicide and asking his supporters crash Cochran campaign conference call. One Business Insider writer calls Johnson a “professional troll.”
As the truth gets weirder, events in Mississippi begin to look more and more like an episode of the Jerry Springer show.