The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain

buzzfeed.com — During the storm last night, user @comfortablysmug was the source of a load of frightening but false information about conditions in New York City that spread wildly on Twitter and onto news broadcasts before ConEd, the MTA, and Wall Street sources had to take time out of the crisis situation to refute them.
"asshole tendencies" RT @jrovner: Another reason you should NEVER consider Twitter a primary news source. t.co/e7nPfBLw
Another reason you should NEVER consider Twitter a primary news source. t.co/f4LvPQM9
This might surprise you: @BuzzFeed looks into the Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane #Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain t.co/j3doc72L
Buzzfeed unveils @comfortablysmug, infamous for tweeting falsehoods during #Sandy, so embarrassing he's Indian t.co/YQ2KBAMm
The Internet will officially no longer allow you to be an anonymous asshole: t.co/k1jJOc69
GOP apparatchik & Romney booster @ComfortablySmug endangered lives by sending out false Tweets re Hurricane Sandy t.co/soGSRVvI
RT @RosieGray: BuzzFeed has outed @ComfortablySmug, who spread a bunch of false rumors last night on Twitter: t.co/T2pW1kEu
Another "anonymous" troll unmasked -> The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain t.co/YZ7C4JEw
BuzzFeed has outed @ComfortablySmug, who spread a bunch of false rumors last night on Twitter: t.co/T2pW1kEu
Lying=wrong RT @eric_andersen So is what @ComfortablySmug did wrong? Where to draw the line about spreading false news? t.co/rYGqsMym
GOP consultant/Romney phone-banker/congressional campaign manager fingered for #Sandy Twitter disinformation campaign. t.co/NdFNcNzQ
Excellent sleuthing: The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain t.co/wT60CeiK
Why would someone intentionally spread misinformation? t.co/NIxyrql8
Were there a Ministry of Journalism, it would be thanking @buzzfeed today for its work on @comfortablysmug t.co/wVPf0Nv5
BuzzFeed reveals who the @comfortablysmug guy is, and he doesn't seem remotely interesting. t.co/xOWVF6GE
Why yes, that was a paid Republican operative gleefully spreading false rumors during a major natural disaster. t.co/e4xMts4n
And the journalists who spread them? RT @TheFix: Meet the man behind the false hurricane rumors last night. t.co/6xAyzWOY
kind of a huge jerk RT @TheFix: Meet the man behind the false hurricane rumors last night. t.co/vH9SYDse
Putting a face to @comfortablysmug & then attaching it to a @nymag sex diary is muchfun. Couldn't happen to nicer guy t.co/C2ticP45
BuzzFeed tracks down and unmasks @ComfortablySmug, the "Twitter villain" of #Sandy news tweeting: t.co/XWEcjyGu
Didn't think it was possible but @ComfortablySmug could edge out Trump to take title "Hurricane's Biggest Asshole": t.co/C17u6piU
RT @dangillmor: What kind of slimy person deliberately spreads lies about a natural disaster? This kind: t.co/6hWfozxh good work ...
What kind of slimy person deliberately spreads lies about a natural disaster? This kind: t.co/6hWfozxh good work by @BuzzFeed
Motives unclear, dickishness not. Via @fwd: The Man Behind @ComfortablySmug, Hurricane Sandy's Worst Twitter Villain t.co/vmZCcp9P