Strangely, “Gadsden Mall” has just popped up on Twitter’s list of trending topics in the United States, and it owes to a piece in The New Yorker investigating rumors that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was on a ban list there in the 1980s.
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 13, 2017
This past weekend, I spoke or messaged with more than a dozen people—including a major political figure in the state—who told me that they had heard, over the years, that Moore had been banned from the mall because he repeatedly badgered teen-age girls. Some say that they heard this at the time, others in the years since. These people include five members of the local legal community, two cops who worked in the town, several people who hung out at the mall in the early eighties, and a number of former mall employees.
“Gadsden’s current law-enforcement community could not confirm the existence of a mall ban on Moore,” Bethea writes. However, plenty of people say they had heard the rumor.
You guys. Banned. From the MALL. https://t.co/L0aRLhWfe0
— Carina (@jet_set) November 13, 2017
The 80s version of being banned from Twitter. https://t.co/Enhk2ehWDJ
— neontaster (@neontaster) November 13, 2017
I mean, I shouldn’t laugh but… https://t.co/8JL8OD20o8
— Bossy Britches (@BossyBritches72) November 13, 2017
Well, I mean, who among us hasn’t been banned by the mall for interacting with underage girls????
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) November 13, 2017
So it was an open secret that he was banned from a mall for badgering teenage girls?? https://t.co/rqTl8QA8HU
— Paul “if true” McLeod (@pdmcleod) November 13, 2017
wow this mall, town residents, lawyers and cops had better information than all the investigative reporters in Alabama https://t.co/oJAKtW4oVS
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) November 13, 2017
He needs to go. Question for Alabama GOP: why are we hearing this crap only now and not during the campaign? https://t.co/mP8YOdXsln
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) November 13, 2017
The GOP really hitched their wagon to a turd. https://t.co/UiXbVtesA7
— Jim Treacher, which is admittedly a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) November 13, 2017
How in the heck did Republican oppo folks miss this in the primary? https://t.co/8s07i1oCYA
— Brian Rosenwald (@brianros1) November 13, 2017
Whoever was in charge of oppo research against Roy Moore before the primaries should never work in politics again.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 14, 2017
So…this was such obscure knowledge that the GOP’s crack oppo squad could never have found it? https://t.co/KK2soV4PQm
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 13, 2017
Um, wait, wut??? as I was typing – another shoe drops. https://t.co/bKdTZ4HeqF
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) November 13, 2017
ok who had “banned from the mall” in their office pool? https://t.co/91gd2F5fLC
— Chris Baugh (@chris_baugh_) November 13, 2017
Aaaaand, here we go. I heard this rumor last week, and hoped there would be some reporting around it. https://t.co/WJwLaAR3Lg
— Karoli (@Karoli) November 13, 2017
Democrat ads are pretty much writing themselves at this point. https://t.co/eOGHSIWu2f
— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) November 14, 2017
My god… How creepy are you that you get banned from a mall? https://t.co/GLk1dS1ImP
— frosty bureaucrat (@dontcallmepoc) November 13, 2017
You have to be an elite level creep to get banned from the mall https://t.co/wZ1fTeQxRK
— Geoff (@edwardsg00) November 14, 2017
A lot of hearsay in this article, but a lot may be the key. https://t.co/uTLmhs3O7h
— MaggieMay (@hunt4integrity) November 13, 2017
It’s time for me to get off this planet https://t.co/aHd3NA5Vo7
— Marisa Caiola (@marisacaiola) November 13, 2017
— Jamie Eldridge (@JamieEldridgeMA) November 13, 2017
We’ll soon find out if the Gadsden Mall has stricter entry requirements than the US Senate. https://t.co/gSHUt3Zck2
— matt blaze (@mattblaze) November 14, 2017
Anyone want to place bets on how long before Moore resigns his candidacy to “spend more time with his family”?
I say he goes by Friday. Any takers? https://t.co/2rxwznaLuG
— nooneneedsafiftycharacterdisplayname (@emigre80) November 13, 2017
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And the local Alabama paper just came out with a story with local residents backing up all the allegations against Moore https://t.co/wyy7uHtPDw
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 14, 2017
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Roy Moore holds ‘bizarre’ press conference, doubles down, calls latest claim ‘absolutely false’ https://t.co/qCEvWGW95g
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 14, 2017
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