Twitter villain @ComfortablySmug apologizes

Smug (no more?)

BuzzFeed’s reported earlier today that @ComfortablySmug — the guy who purposely tweeted false Hurricane Sandy information last night — is a hedge fund analyst named Shashank Tripathi. He also is — or was — campaign manager for Republican U.S. House candidate Christopher R. Wight.

Tripathi tweeted this tonight:

* “I hope they throw the book at you,” and other reactions to his tweet (@ComfortablySmug)
* Tweeting fake news in a crisis: Illegal or just immoral? (
* Meet Hurricane Sandy Twitter villain @ComfortablySmug (
* Some Twitter heavyweights retweeted his misinformation (