The “They-Just-don’t-get-it” award- Quantas, The company offered luxury 1st class pajamas and a toiletries kits on Twitter. The timing of the PR exercise was questionable, coming just a day after Qantas and its unions broke off contract negotiations and after Qantas grounded its fleet in late October, a drastic move that stranded thousands of angry customers. Twitter user “stanofid” called the campaign the “Hindenburg of social media strategies.”
The “huh? what?” award – to the watchers of Fox (don’t call it news) on a regular basis. Imagine a network that purports to do news making it’s viewers stupider about current events when they watch it. Maybe the Amish are on the right track.
The “Orly-Tait-Why-Don’t-You-Believe-Me” award – for the small pocket of birthers in New Hampshire that want to keep Barrack Obama’s name off the Presidential ballot. Taitz testified before the committee (Ballot Law Commission), alleging the president’s social security number was not valid and his birth certificate was forged. The committee rejected her argument, saying it did not have the jurisdiction to assess the validity of the document. “Saying a treasonous liar can go on our ballot?” yelled Republican state Rep. Harry Accornero after the meeting. Mmmm, Orly…sounds foreign to me doesn’t it? Papers please.
The “Pat-Robertson-Going-To-Hell-In-A-Handbasket” award – for still being alive. Oh, and yeah, for wondering on the air if Mac and Cheese was a ‘black thing.’ No comment necessary, just fun to watch this ever so slow car wreck happening.
The “Hermand-Cain-Blame-Yo-Sef” award for not wanting a doctor to treat him because his name sounded, well foreign. As he was quoted saying: “He’s from Lebanon.’ Oh, Lebanon! My mind immediately started thinking, wait a minute, maybe his religious persuasion is different than mine! She (the nurse) could see the look on my face and she said, ‘Don’t worry, Mr. Cain, he’s a Christian from Lebanon.” Whew…thank the lordy above that his doctor was Christian…and probably glad he wasn’t Christian Scientist.
The “Mitt-Romney-What-Day-Is-It” award – for flipping and flopping which ever way the wind and the audience presents itself. Do the research, check it out…preferably not on FOX because of their unfortunate long-term memory problems… The best thing about flip-flopping is if the audience is on the side of the flip at the time. You got ’em Mitt. Now how about this car over here. It’s only been driven 20 miles. It’s such a good deal.
The “Michele-Bachmann-don’t-give-me-any-facts” award – So, so many statements by
Michele Bachmann have been wrong or outright lies one wonders if she has any researchers on her team…or if she has research if they have just looked up brief incomplete summaries of events. For example:
BACHMANN: “Overnight we are hearing that potentially 10 to 30,000 people could have been killed in the strike.” – Criticizing Obama in May for the “foolish” U.S. intervention in Libya, and citing what she said were reports of a civilian death toll from a NATO strike as high as 30,000.
THE FACTS: The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Gene Cretz, said in late April that U.S. officials have seen reports that 10,000 to 30,000 people may have died in Moammar Gadhafi’s crackdown on protesters and the fighting between rebels and pro-government forces, but it is hard to know if that is true. He was speaking about all casualties of the conflict; no one has attributed such a death toll to NATO bombing alone, much less to a single strike.
Tip of the Congress-person’s iceberg…more to come…do your research or “blame yo’ sef.” Happy Thanksgiving.
and so it goes…