Yes, that’s right. Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg is totally full of sh-t.
Matt Burns, the Director of Communications for the 2008 Republican National Convention, says so…therefore it must be true.
Actually, anyone who threatens to remove people’s Facebook pages in retaliation for poor treatment MUST be full of shit.
“At the Democratic national convention we were like rock stars. At the Republican national convention I sat in my hotel room by myself for three days, no one would meet with us, I was like begging people to meet with us.”
The Republicans didn’t take kindly to this, Burns in particular.
With all due respect, Randi Zuckerberg is totally full of sh*t on this one – at least as her comments relate to the Republican National Convention.
As the Director of Communications for the convention, I can tell you we worked closely with Google/YouTube, Ustream.tv, Microsoft, and countless other companies to create a comprehensive and successful online campaign. Those efforts were recently recognized with five “Pollie Awards” from The Association of Political and Public Affairs Professionals. And we utilized Facebook – even if it wasn’t up to Ms. Zuckerberg’s standards – as part of our overall strategy.
Is it possible Ms. Zuckerberg sat alone in her hotel room during the Republican National Convention because she never actually contacted anyone? Or maybe she forgot about the major hurricane barreling toward the Gulf Coast on the eve of the Republican National Convention? Or maybe she didn’t really want to be around a group of conservative Americans in the first place?
According to the Wall Street Journal: “’At the Democratic convention we were like rock stars,’ Zuckerberg said Thursday to a conference crowd of what could safely be called Democratic-leaning entrepreneurs and investors.”
Wait. Ms. Zuckerberg bashed Republicans while speaking to an audience of her liberal friends? Shocker!
In all seriousness, can Ms. Zuckerberg tell us what the Democratic National Convention did with Facebook – aside from pet their enlarged egos and take them to glitzy parties with the Hollywood elite – that Republican National Convention planners didn’t?
I guess next time we won’t make the mistake of letting the business of nominating our Presidential candidate get in the way of the folks at Facebook being treated like rock stars.
Apologies to Facebook. Our bad.
It looks to me like Randi Zuckerberg just got pwned. Republicans – 1, Zuckerberg – 0.
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