December 20, 2013

A humorous statistic

Not trying to drag out the whole Duck Dynasty thing, as I have said my piece, and I realize the futility of trying to change the opinions of the close-minded - but - this little tidbit is telling...

After A&E released their statement condemning Phil Robertson's statement of his opinion (which is what the interviewer asked him for, his opinion of what a sin was), several dozen social media-based support pages sprouted.  A few quickly gained traction as they were shared and forwarded across the magical interwebs.

The FB page titled "Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck Dynasty" was created at 6 pm Wednesday night.  Within 24 hours, it had half a million supporters.  As I type this, FB shows 1.3 million people have 'liked' the page.

The support isn't without controversy, as FB 'accidentally' blocked the admin of the site for over 8 hours on Thursday, causing some to proclaim that FB is trying to censor support for Duck Dynasty.

But this is the statistic that I intended to share...twice as many people 'liked' that single FB page in 36 hours, than have signed up for Obamacare in over two months.

1 comment:

Titan Mk6B said...

You should not make comparisons like this.

Well, maybe you should. I laughed out loud at that one.

That is a P J O'Rourke worthy post.