Kristen Wiig's Steamy Night With Joe The Plumber An Internet Hoax!An internet report from a self-proclaimed "McCain strategist" claiming Joe the Plumber got busy with Kristin Wiig following the SNL afterparty—and also discussed becoming the next Bachelor with Ben Affleck's agent, Patrick "Something"—is now looking more and more to be a hoax, hoisted upon a gullible and Wiig-hungry gossip nation. The report came from a man calling himself Martin Eisenstadt—the proprietor of his very own, very-hard-to-come-by website bearing that name—and was picked up by the likes of Slate before internet skeptics and lovers of Sue the Surprise-Loving Lady alike started poking holes in the story:
After spending a couple days looking through yards of info regarding the racist, homophobic, transgenderphobic conservative blogger M.Thomas Eisenstadt, I've pretty much reached my conclusion on the subject: There is no M. Thomas Eisenstadt. There is no Eisenstadt Group. There is no Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Basically, the conclusion I've pieced together is this: Someone started a blog called www.michaeleisenstadt.com. [...] Now, of course, there is a real Michael Eisenstadt, who works for the Washington Institute. I am 100 percent sure that these two are not one and the same, and I'll get back to that later.
So who is the man claiming to be Martin Eisenstadt and posing with the potent proletarian symbol on the website's photos? A crazed, potentially dangerous plumber-stalker? A fame-hungry, election bottom-feeder? Both? Developing...