Sometimes you just have to laugh, yes? Sometimes you just can’t stop!
It’s been one heck of a week for Meg Whitman!
Now comes quite a spectacle at everyone’s favorite site for a few quick LOLs, failblog.org, where former ebaY CEO & controversial California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has apparently been severely pwned, and is being called to the carpet. This video is way better than the avatar video.
Some of you have emailed us concerning a political attack video by the Meg Whitman campaign for California governor which features a screenshot of FAIL Blog attacking the other candidate Jerry Brown. We want to make it VERY clear that FAIL Blog nor the Cheezburger Network had any involvement or knowledge of the Whitman campaign use of a screenshot of FAIL Blog. In fact, the screenshot portrayed in the video never existed because the Whitman campaign faked the content within the screenshot. FAIL Blog or the Cheezburger Network has never been involved in any endorsement of any candidate or political party and do not plan to do so.
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. The FAIL Blog community involves liberals, conservatives and everyone across the political spectrum. And we do not endorse the use of FAIL Blog’s image or any content on any of the Cheezburger sites for anyone’s political gain.
We demand a written apology from the Whitman campaign and the removal of the video.
Ben Huh, Founder of the Cheezburger Network
P.S. Jerry Brown, you better not be thinking of using this image or post in your political ad either.
Here is the offending Meg Whitman ad video titled “A Lifetime in Politics, A Legacy Of Failure” on the Meg2010Campaign channel at youtube. Here is a screencapture of that video in my browser. Here is a close-up with magnifier showing tiny, tiny text which appears to read: “Meredith May, State’s Fake Take-Charge Guy Walks and Talks in Oakland, San Francisco Chronicle 6/3/03″
(Update: I’ve just learned the above mentioned article isn’t even about Jerry Brown, but a school board superintendent. Here it is. I guess I didn’t find that originally because of the embellishment. As you’ll see, the word ‘fake’ is not in the title there.)
Again the source of the screencapture/image in the Meg Whitman video, at around time marker 0:51 to 0:52, represented or purported to be from failblog can’t be located, because it is a complete fabrication.
Here is the obligatory screencapture, since we already know how these embarrassing to Meg Whitman types of things mysteriously go POOF from time to time.
For those of you whom haven’t been following along, Meg has recently come under a firestorm of controversy, after revelations of more bullying and a payoff. It appears that she lied about the incident, by her own admission. That is only a small fraction of what is going on. Her stability is being questioned.
Her son has also come under public scrutiny for some very serious issues, possibly with payoffs, hush money as well?
tsk tsk tsk….
It is still several months from that election and I get the feeling that we shall be seeing a lot more unflattering things about Meg Whitman and all things surrounding her, past and present, on every last level possible, from media as well as the chattering class everywhere. And rightfully so!
One more thing here. I’m not in California. I couldn’t care less about that state’s politics. However, I am an ebaY critic and these incidents have every bearing and relation to ebaY and it’s spoiled, ugly child Paypal, their histories, and their present sad state of affairs.
People who wish to see the level of lies, censorship, scams, fraud and incompetence that Meg Whitman presided over at ebaY should see my videos and/or blogs, the CAPP forum, even contact me. There is so much I’ve never posted. One last thing, I have my own little Meg video. Have you seen it yet?
oops, people reading this may also like to see this post;
where you can see Meg using a former ebayer, a NON-California resident to boot, without her knowledge or consent, to tout her ebaY business ‘acumen’. The video is part of the MegFail Playlist on youtube btw