Wink Hartman Sr. says someone hacked his Facebook account and wrote ‘slanderous’ and ‘beyond racist’ remarks

WICHITA — The election may be over, but Wink Hartman Sr. is still dealing with some political fallout.

A Nov. 8 post on Hartman’s Facebook wall shows that Hartman typed, “The following are the words of another, but still worth the read.”

He then included something someone else wrote under the subject “Death of a Nation.”

It said, in part:

“The American Dream ended last night in Ohio. The second term of Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the ‘forever needy,’ the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other ‘fellow travelers’ has ended Norman Rockwell’s America.”

When asked about the post today, Hartman said he didn’t write it and had never seen it.

“I’ll have to deny knowing anything about that,” he said. “I find the Facebook verbiage to be repulsive and against everything I believe and live for.”

Hartman said he’s taken aback.

“Those are very slanderous and racist … and vulgar things to say about anybody,” he said. “This is beyond racist.”

Hartman says he has had people write some of his past Facebook posts, but he says he won’t accuse anyone in this case. He believes his Facebook account may have been hacked.

“Now how did somebody post this on my site?” he said. “I’m not computer savvy (or) smart enough to understand how that works.”

The post shows that Hartman, or whoever may have been writing under his name, had written exchanges with some of the people who commented on the post.

“I simply passed along one person’s thoughts from Florida,” one of the Hartman responses said. “Your opinion is has it’s points. But pointing the figure is not going to get this country out of the hole. I sir, have not pointed a finger, the writer of the message did. Wink”

Hartman says he finds the entire situation “amazing.”

“Well, it’s one way to take somebody down, isn’t it?” he said.

“Well, I can solve this problem. I think I’ll just erase my Facebook and not bother,” he says. “It’s not worth it. … I’m done with Facebook.”

Hartman didn’t immediately cancel his account, though.

After commenting for Have You Heard?, he posted this:

“On November 8th my name is beside a very disturbing and racest letter. I am not smart emough to totally uderstand but I do not now or every believed in anything in said letter. I am sick that this type of message is found on my facebook. I apologize for the insult or hurt this type of letter may of caused anyone. I did not approve of this type of message on my Facebook.”