Look at how Megan Fox and Monica Crowley spin the Geico-gate incident. I posted something about this yesterday.
These women saw the incident totally different than what I interpreted it to be, which is that Geico over reacted in firing their spokesman, based on what I perceived to be an innocuous, albeit smarmy phone call to Freedom Works, the tea-party’s deep pockets organization, asking a question. Watch the video:
Update: The guy who was fired, D.C. Douglas has posted this on his blog:
[UPDATE: Four things need clarifying. 1) Please DO NOT call GEICO. If you read the blog carefully, you’ll see I hold no animosity toward them, only FreedomWorks. 2) Some readers seem to miss the fact that I did apologize for my words. Please read carefully. 3) I was NOT the gecko or the main vo tag announcer. That was a conflation by Matt Kibbe. 4) Comments have been closed because the server can’t handle it, man. Please go here to enjoy a debate: HuffingtonPost Article. We now return you to your originally scheduled blog post.]
I never wanted to be political in this blog. It was supposed to be about my life in the biz. But my biz life and personal life were recently slammed together by a political bully group.
I hate bullies. It’s a mentality that starts with children and doesn’t evolve much more in quality or nuance through the adult years. Yes, this is going to be a huge blog post, kids. Get your Cheetos out.
FreedomWorks encouraged Tea Baggers to get me fired from GEICO because I left a complaint on their voice mail. (Press Release)
Oh yeah, I’m serious. Read on…
Me. An actor and voice over guy. Not famous (except in my mind). An American citizen. Impetuous. Likes long walks on the beach and nipple-twisting any idiots-in-power on occasion (but usually anonymously).
FreedomWorks. The conservative lobbying firm headed by the Ex-Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, which has been behind the Fox News sponsored tea bagging party movement that miraculously materialized the moment the Republican party lost the Presidential election on 11/4/08.
GEICO. A good insurance company owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway that has hired me in the past.
Now, let’s follow the drama, shall we? The following blog is my opinion of what happened.
Prologue: The Rise of “Facts Averse” Tea Baggers
December 2007: Ron Paul supporters attempted to rent a blimp with “Google Ron Paul” on the side. It would fly to Washington, DC and then on to Boston, where they would dump tea bags into the Boston Harbor in a symbolic protest against the big-spending of…wait for it… Republicans! It failed due to lack of cash. But at least they knew their facts and where the blame should go.
February 2009: CNBC’s Rick Santelli proposed a Chicago Tea Party because he was ticked-off that distressed homeowners would be getting loan modifications (he’s all heart). Thus the new Angry “bring your guns” Tea Bagger Movement was stolen, er, born. And FreedomWorks Tom Gaithens helped organize the astroturf events. Since then, FreedomWorks has been the engine of the Tea Party, though they deny it — regardless of the facts.
Summer 2009: Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe aimed their angry mob at Health Care Reform.
The blog goes into an extensive report of how Mr. Douglas saw things evolving to what we witnessed in the news yesterday.
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