Politician blames Facebook for election loss, gets litigious

Majed Moughni is a failed Republican candidate – he took a shot last year and came fourth in the Republican primary in Michigan’s 15th district. Some would say that coming fourth means that you are not connecting with your demographic, that people didn’t warm to your personality and that you probably aren’t cut out for politics. It isn’t like coming second and missing out by a whisker… fourth might as well be last. Moughni denied all responsibility for his loss and instead put the blame squarely on Facebook.

Here is how Moughni saw things:

In an attempt to overthrow the Dingell Dynasty, (I) devised a plan to use Facebook to accumulate thousands of friends, who in turn would spread the message and overseat the longest-serving member of Congress.

The problem was that Facebook shut down Moughni’s page and in the absence of a plan B, he was effectively sunk. My advice to Moughni, plan better and don’t blame other people for your failings as a politician.


C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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