Many would consider him a sociopath.
Yesterday this was the kind of crap he was tweeting:
Unfortunately, his tweets were picked up by news outlets before they were debunked.
He's been doing this for several years, in the comfort of anonymity. But today, Jack Stuef at BuzzFeed outed him as Tripathi:
When I called Tripathi and introduced myself, he immediately hung up. @comfortablysmug did not respond to a DM request for comment. Wight could not immediately be reached for comment. Jordan Terry, founder of hedge fund consultancy Stone Street Partners, whose blog @comfortablysmug links to in his Twitter profile, said “Smug” no longer writes for the blog, but Terry had “otherwise no comment” on Tripathi.
Since the controversy last night, @comfortablysmug has not tweeted.Oh wait, he does work for Mitt Romney, coordinating phone bank volunteers.