Mark Pryor uses placard at press conference linking to his opponent’s website, seriously. pic.twitter.com/ABKvMA3Apw #ARSEN
— Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) February 14, 2014
Sen. Mark Pryor is aware of all internet traditions. Well, except for one. That being the one where you check a URL before putting it on a sign and having a press conference with it. Because hilarity can, and in this case did, ensue.
In the above pic from Twitter, you can make out the URL TheRealTomCottonRecord.com. As you can see, the domain links directly to the website of Pryor’s opponent, Rep. Tom Cotton.
Pryor’s media advisory for the event read:
Today, Sen. Mark Pryor will be joined by Arkansas seniors to voice concerns over Rep. Tom Cotton’s support in Washington for a reckless plan to upend Medicare by raising the eligibility age to 70, turning the program into a voucher system and forcing seniors to pay more out of pocket. Standing alongside Medicare beneficiaries, Pryor will outline his plan for protecting Arkansas seniors from Congressman Cotton’s irresponsible Medicare agenda.
Obviously they intended the domain to lead to an attack site painting Cotton as an enemy of seniors. But thanks to an apparent senior moment, it ended up being a pitch for Cotton for Senate.
It seems that Pryor forgot the number one rule of working online: The internet is not a truck. It’s a series of tubes!! So next time, maybe check where those tubes lead.
Or, you know, don’t. Seniors will be better off voting for Tom Cotton anyway.