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Meg's Epic Failblog fail

This is all jusy too funny! It deserves it's own topic.

Meg gets pwned on failblog, starting with this Meg Whitman campaign video using a bogus, manufactured screen image which falsely purports failblog to have criticised Meg's opponent, Jerry Brown, and this (failblog) post;
Honesty Fail.

Here is the failblog vid:


Here is my little blog post:

Meg Whitman Gets Owned! Failblog Demands Apology

But now this is lighting up the internet and looks like it's going to be on some bigtime TV shows too.

Ben Huh's Cheezburger Takes On Meg Whitman Use Of FAIL Blog

Meg Whitman Ad Draws Fire From Internet Startup

Cheezburger Network on Meg Whitmans Use of FAIL Blog: I Can Has a Lawsuit?

This is a small small fraction of what's out there about this, but I never saw anything about it on ebay forums, where they LOVE this sort of thing.

Some other 'funny' stuff is happening too.

We sure hope Meggy doesn't step down or anything. That is the last thing anyone wants to see.



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Hmmm. so dailymotion changed their coding and not even videoembed script for greasemonkey works here or elsewhere either... confused.gif


June 28, 2010 4:10 AM PDT

Cheezburger Network to Whitman campaign: FAIL!

by Caroline McCarthy

Graphics in a political attack ad for California gubernatorial
candidate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman that imitated popular humor
blog FailBlog aren't going over too well with Cheezburger Network, the amalgam of blogs that owns FailBlog.

"We are talking to our attorneys on this," Cheezburger Network founder and CEO Ben Huh told CNET via e-mail. "We haven't decided on a course of action, if any. The law is a complex beast."

Huh's comment followed a post he wrote Friday on FailBlog,
in which he addressed the fact that a recent video campaign ad on
Republican candidate Whitman's behalf that attacked Democratic opponent
Jerry Brown appeared to show a FailBlog screenshot mocking Brown.
"FailBlog or the Cheezburger Network has never been involved in any
endorsement of any candidate or political party and do not plan to do
so," Huh wrote Friday. "This is a place for humor, a place to laugh,
and to have light-hearted fun poking at each other and what we see in
the world."

Of course, it's great press for FailBlog, a cult phenomenon which
soared to fame for its seemingly endless trove of photographs and
videos that depict awkward packaging labels, skateboarders crashing
into trees, and crime-scene photos of cops nabbing drunks. To be
imitated in a political attack ad in a high-profile race is, really, a
sign that they've made it.

What concerned Huh was the perception that the site is politically
biased, something that he said generated some responses from misled

"The issue is that they faked the contents of the site and created
an impression that we criticized their opponent,"
Huh clarified to
CNET. "While the header of the site doesn't appear, the screenshot was identifiable enough that our users thought we had an affiliation withtheir campaign."

In his blog post, Huh requested "a written apology from the Whitman campaign and the removal of the video," but given the silly nature of the wildly popular Cheezburger Network (which, yes, also owns cat-photo blog I Can Has Cheezburger), it wasn't clear how serious he was. From what it sounds like, legal action is not out of the question.

Representatives for the Whitman campaign were not immediately available for comment.


-->bold emphasis mine

-- Edited by budnonymous on Monday 28th of June 2010 07:46:49 PM


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