Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti followed up his threats Tuesday against Daily Caller News Foundation reporters with a Twitter poll meant to gauge his own popularity.
Time for a poll. Vote as to whether I should a) stay on television and keep disclosing accurate information to the American public or b) get off television and stop disclosing accurate information.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 15, 2018
In that poll, Avenatti asked followers to weigh in on his numerous television appearances (some 59 times in in just two months on CNN alone). “Vote as to whether I should a) stay on television and keep disclosing accurate information to the American public or b) get off television and stop disclosing accurate information.”
Some followers noticed that there was no option for Avenatti to disclose information through non-televised means, and he made no allowance for the possibility that he might disclose inaccurate information — such as his claim regarding the “fraudulent and illegal” payments which turned out to be made to two separate Michael Cohens who were not connected to President Donald Trump in any way.
Within two hours, Avenatti had racked up over 64,000 responses, 94 percent of those who voted were in favor of him staying on television.
Less than 48 hours earlier, Avenatti had threatened to sue reporters at The Daily Caller News Foundation for digging into and reporting on his past legal and business history. Those threats were met with criticism from a number of media personalities on both sides of the aisle.