Narcissist Abrad2345 releases newest video! As hoax “Martin” Eisenstadt

June 27, 2008 by  

Let’s get this part high up in the story, shall we?

M.Thomas Eisenstadt is a hoax.

Martin Eisenstadt is a hoax.

Abrad2345 is a hoax.

The Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy is a hoax.

Oh, and someone named Marnie Vander Helsing is also a hoax.

It’s all one guy, trying his best to be noticed, screw the ramifications.

Since last we spoke of M. Thomas Eisenstadt – the hoax formerly known as Abrad2345 – he has been mostly quiet, limiting his blog posts mostly to a crpytic response to myself, as well as a post stating that he was changing his name to “Martin Eisenstadt,” possibly after being contacted by the real Michael Eisenstadt of the Washington Institute.

Oh yeah, and being that M. Thomas Eisenstadt Martin Eisenstadt was once known as viral blogger Abrad2345, he couldn’t resist to make a new video, which was posted two weeks ago and shows “Mr. Eisenstadt” on a Iraqi TV program during the Baghdad Business Expo, held in February. “Mr. Eisenstadt” it seems is gung ho about building Casinos in the Green Zone in Baghdad.

If there were any remaining questions on whether “Martin Eisenstadt” was actually Abrad2345, the above video is the final bit of proof. Take a look at the Abrad2345 video below and then the video above, and if you look closely, you can see an interesting bit of evidence – it’s the same guy.

I received a link to the Iraq business video from Iraqi blogger and activist Raed Jarrar. While Jarrar said the video came from Iraqi TV, I find it hard to believe that and believe the video was made in a set in the U.S. However, it could be an actual TV program. But again, I doubt that. Especially when you look at the photos they put up in the video.

By the way, the video on top was posted two weeks ago by someone who joined YouTube a month ago.

Now, I have a basic understanding of satire. And Abrad2345 / Martin Eisenstadt doesn’t really have the touch for it. While the videos are designed to mock Republican candidates, they scream of self-promotion. Aside from that, they just aren’t that funny.

So while I understand that there is ample room for satire, and that with the election upcoming, the chance to be noticed is greater than ever, I consider Abrad2345 to be a nuisance, albeit one that is not entirely harmless:

1) He stole Michael Eisenstadt’s identity.

2) He actively states that he works for John McCain.

3) He has enraged some Iraqis, thus, even in a minute way, hurting relations between real Iraqis and real Americans.

Basically, if someone wants to be the new Andy Kaufman, I say go for it. But once you’ve failed like M.Thomas Eisenstadt / Abrad2345 / Martin Eisenstadt, it’s time to give it up and move onto other things before you end up in court.

So while I can’t say I know the actual name of “Martin Eisenstadt” (maybe someone will finally recognize him), I don’t really care that much. He’s just a comic that wants attention and is willing to do a great deal of work under a plethora of different names to get it done.

In the end, I can’t imagine that Abrad2345 / Martin Eisenstadt is working for any group. It’s one guy who seems excited when he excites those of us who are into politics. My advice – move on to a different shtick before you get into any real trouble. The non-political audience is much bigger anyway. Why spend so much time and effort to get such a small audience to notice you?

Plus, it’s just not funny. Abrad2345 got his 15 minutes of fame, and now he’s working extra time to get 15 more minutes. It’s not going to happen. It’s time for Abrad2345 to take his act to the stage. Screwing with the political process for the sake of narcissism is truly foolish.

–WKW

Crossposted at Shakesville

Comments

8 Responses to “Narcissist Abrad2345 releases newest video! As hoax “Martin” Eisenstadt”

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  2. dgun on June 28th, 2008 5:58 pm

    you totally pwned that guy, lolz.

  3. William K. Wolfrum » Blog Archive » L.A. Times gladly use hoax Martin Eisenstadt to push Paris Hilton angle on August 4th, 2008 6:46 am

    [...] The man behind the fictional character of “Martin Eisenstadt” rose to fame under the name “Abrad2345.” “Eisenstadt” released several YouTube videos a year ago that received Internet-wide praise for being sexist, racist tributes to narcissism. “Eisenstadt” also got some, like Juan Cole and Air America, to bite at the video he created which made it appear he was telecast on a Iraqi TV program, where he spoke about how great things will be when casinos dominate Baghdad’s Green Zone. [...]

  4. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Why is it so hard to Google the name “Martin Eisenstadt” before going on a Plumber Joe freakfest? on October 17th, 2008 4:34 am

    [...] Critical thinking. You’re doing it wrong. [...]

  5. Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher not who he seems : jeff juliard on October 17th, 2008 5:43 am

    [...] Who knows. This could be probably is bullshit, but Eisenstadt is a conservative blogger called “one of the brightest lights of the neoconservative movement” by the Wall Street Journal. If this is true it will show up in the press tomorrow coinciding with a slight tightening in one or two of the tracking polls. Honestly. I’m starting to think McCain and his campaign are actually on Obama’s payroll. Nobody can possibly be this stupid. [...]

  6. Chris Ziemkiewicz on October 20th, 2008 5:27 am

    There’s a youTube up on the Eisenstadt blog that makes it crystal clear that Eisenstadt and Abrad2345 are one and the same. When you link to Captain’s Quarters at the Eisenstadt blog it takes you to Hot Air, which may be an interesting avenue of investigation, if you can stomach that. The Hot Air mission statement talks about using all contemporary media to spread the conservative word and it was started by Michelle Malkin. Maybe this is how wingers who are missing the funny gene think punking works.

  7. William K. Wolfrum on October 20th, 2008 8:20 am

    Chris,

    Whatever Abrad/Eisenstadt’s name is, he’s definitely not a Republican. I think he’s just someone trying to make a name for himself. At very least, in his latest video, he makes it much more clear that he’s a parody.

  8. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Dear John Aravosis, Learn to Google on October 27th, 2008 3:03 pm

    [...] Not that I would imagine that this would matter to Aravosis, who’s in a hurl-shit-against-the-wall-and see-what-sticks frenzy. After all, he used the Fox Newsian ploy of putting a question mark at the end of the title (”Did Palin pay $900 for a spray-on tan?”) But if he does, he could always take 10 seconds to look up Eisenstadt and find out he’s a hoax. I admit that I fell for an Eisenstadt invented story once, and I still kick myself for it. But at least I have the defense of not having my easily-Googled research on Eisenstadt to look up. [...]

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