Walmart Criticized for “Back-to-School Gun Promotion”

Apparently, it was a prank, but the damage was done.

 

The photograph on social media included Walmart’s superhero-themed, back-to-school promotion with a gun rack in a sporting goods section. Initially, the company apologized and said the sign was being taken down but then began to question whether it had been there at all.

Read more about it at the New York Post.

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CNN Commentator Fired After Tweeting “Sieg Heil!”

Jeffrey Lord said he was mocking Angelo Carusone’s call to boycott Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, making a reference to censorship, when he posted the words “Sieg Heil!”.

CNN did not accept his explanation and fired him almost immediately.

 

Jeffrey Lord, the indefatigable defender of President Trump whose advocacy turned him into an unlikely political celebrity, was fired by CNN on Thursday after a convoluted Twitter exchange in which he evoked — mockingly, he said — a Nazi salute.

Mr. Lord received the news by telephone while on his way to CNN’s Manhattan studio in a town car provided by the network, which ferried him from his home near Harrisburg, Pa.

After Mr. Lord, 66, learned that his contract had been severed, the car turned around. “I didn’t have to walk; I thanked them for that,” he said in a telephone interview from the road.

Read more about it at the New York Times.

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Social Media Management Company Fired After Tweeting NSFW Picture on RealtyTrac

RealtyTrac uses an automated service to post on Twitter. The service accidentally posted a NSFW (not safe for work) picture during one of its regularly scheduled tweets.

The automated service was immediately terminated, and the offending post deleted.

When asked how the tweet appeared on RealtyTrac’s feed, RealtyTrac Vice President Daren Blomquist said that the tweet was a mistake and the result of an automated service that the company immediately discontinued using…

Blomquist also said that going forward, all posts to RealtyTrac’s Twitter feed will be “reviewed by an actual person employed by RealtyTrac before posting.”

Read more about it at Housing Wire.

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