Grapevine: Tweeter's Remorse
Tweeter’s Remorse: You can't yell fire in a crowded movie theater or bomb on an airplane. Similar restrictions apply on social media as one teenager found out over the weekend when she tweeted American Airlines: “@AmericanAir Hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye.”
Naturally, that didn't go over well with American Airlines who sent back: "Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI."
Perhaps realizing the error of her ways Sarah repeatedly tweeted apologies saying she was kidding and scared and stupid. Netherlands based BNO News reports that the now suspended account belonged to a Dutch teenager who has been arrested.
Document Dump: Late last year Republican Congressman Lamar Smith subpoenaed the EPA to publicly release the two studies that form much of the justification for its regulations so that more studies can be done to verify the findings. Seven months later the EPA says it has handed over everything it has with one big disclaimer: "The data provided are not sufficient in themselves to replicate the analyses. Adding that this does "not call into question the E-P-A's reliance on these studies for regulator actions."
Smith is one of 43 co-sponsors of a bill that would ban regulations based on science that is "not transparent or reproducible."
Too Far?: Advertisements are meant to catch attention by any means necessary-- even if that means making light of serious current events. Sobieski Vodka ran an ad in USA Today that read: "Poland Borders Ukraine. Guess Putin will do anything to get closer to better vodka."
The ad has gotten mixed reviews with one Ukrainian blog calling it lovely and a little tongue and cheek. Mediaite said the ad is tasteless and war-profiteering.
So what do you think of the ad? Let me know @SRGrapevine or right here on the blog.