Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for July 13th – The Marlins really showed small businesses who's boss & Chuck Todd doing what he does...
Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them...
Excerpt: The dominoes continue to fall after the founder and former chief executive officer of Papa John’s used a racial slur in describing slow sales.
The latest to cut ties with the popular pizza delivery chain: the Miami Marlins.
The team announced in a statement Thursday that they immediately suspended all promotions and its relationship with the Papa John’s brand.
“The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter’s derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization,” the team said in the statement.
Hot Take: You sadly can tell what's in the hearts of some people when certain words are in their vocabulary to pull from. So yeah – everyone loses in this deal (except I suppose for Papa John's competition). But here's the thing. That quote from the Marlins again... The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter’s derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization. Well ok, that's nice and all but guess who else shares those same values... Papa John's! Schnatter's been completely removed from the company he founded over this and Papa John's is a public company so what are you actually trying to prove other than pandering to the uninformed? Maybe if you're successful shareholders lose money and small business owners of franchises get hosed? That's a win?
Trump Again Alienates Allies & Compliments Enemies Chuck Todd, NBC News
Hot Take: Let me ask you Chuck. If you were lied to and robbed by someone would you be upset, or would you call them an ally? If you pushed back on being lied to and robbed would you expect someone like yourself to suggest that you're alienating your ally? How absurd is this really Chuck? Or are we just supposed to be a combination of ignorant and/or stupid enough to think that you have a point. No one disputes that the US has been ripped off by every NATO country. That every other NATO member hasn't paid what they've promised and are obligated to and instead have left us, the American tax payer, to hold the bag for their lies and abuse. Much like the UN. When does it matter that we, the people paying for this, are alienated Chuck?
With friends like these and journalists like you – who needs enemies?