Oh, what a year it was. Between freedom of information faux pas, a fake press conference, and a shiny new new object from Apple, we obsessed about these stories:
Larry Craig, Republican senator for
Iowa Idaho, accused of soliciting sex in an airport bathroom, pleads guilty, but then attempts to deny charges.
Southwest Airlines gets a passenger to change his T-shirt because of it has a slogan that could be considered rude. It also gets another passenger to get off a plane for wearing a too-revealing mini skirt. Southwest later apologized and called launched mini skirt fares.
Strumpette, the PR blogger who postured about PR, resigns, and re-emerges.
FEMA holds a fake news conference after the California fires, using employees posing as journalists.
Apple fans camp outside electronics stores to be the first to buy the $600 iPhone.
Soon after this, Apple warns iPhone customers it would cripple it should they try hacking it.
Wal-mart is investigated on charges that an employee could have been spying on text messages and phone conversations between a New York Times reporter and a PR employees.
Jeff Jarvis begins to say nice things about Dell.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for Beacon, a feature that would have shared users’ personal information with others without their opting in.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrests the owners of a newspaper, The New Times, for refusing to submit information about the dates and times and other information about visitors to its web site. The case was later dropped.
Comcast responds to the “Comcast Must Die” angst started by Advertising Age columnist (and NPR’s On the Media co-host) Bob Garfield, saying “real world developments” such as becoming the largest cable provider makes it difficult to keep promises.
John McCain responds to a New Hampshire high school student’s question about his age with “thanks for the question, you little jerk!”
The word “w00t” (spelled with double zeroes) became Merriam-Webster’s 2007 word of the year.
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the rumors are true (@ Neighbor from the 90′s)...
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First the Space Shuttle program and now this???? OH NO!...
I think it’s really funny that Jason donates money...
Sad to see you go Mr Len… been a great ride
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