The Media Lied… Bear Hugging Pizza Shop Owner Was Not Boycotted, He Was Praised
Scott Van Duzer, the pizza shop owner who gained 15 minutes of fame by bear hugging Obama last weekend, complained to Politico that Republicans are boycotting his restaurant. In an article posted on Monday by the Leftist Politico, Van Duzer accused a spiteful population of Republicans of boycotting his restaurant as punishment for his public display of Obama-affection. But, interestingly, the content of the story behind the salacious headline was only a single-sentenced accusation that served as its entire opening paragraph. Evidence? Anecdotes? None. It was supported only by this quote…
“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that’s exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”
There it is. The entire story. At least as far as the sensational title of the article is concerned. Inexplicably, after that first paragraph the rest of the article is just an off-topic, rambling Obama love fest. There are 13 paragraphs oozing, dripping, and gushing with glorification of Obama’s superior physique, along with the pizza shop owner’s “humble” discussion of his own. Readers expecting a story behind the scandalous headline are, instead, treated to a sycophant festival of musings over how triumphantly the cigarette chain-smoking Obama would physically trounce Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, in a workout battle. This isn’t journalism. This is calculated propaganda, Obama-style.
A continued search through the Internet revealed Van Duzer’s complaint was based on bad reviews he received on the Yelp restaurant review website. But, fortunately for Van Duzer, the CEO/Founder of Yelp is a big Obama fan, himself.
According to HUFFPOST FUNDRACE, the CEO/Founder of Yelp, Jeremy Stoppelman, donated $138,200 to Barack Obama in 2011.
So, the negative reviews were removed and now Big Apple Pizza can enjoy 450 glowing comments (448 more than before the big hug) that leave his restaurant with a 5 star rating from people like Jenny in CA who think Republicans should “suck it”. Maybe when she’s in Florida she’ll try the pizza.
This is just another scheme by the Liberal media to concoct a story where there is none. In his conference call this morning, Paul Ryan said there’s a name for this dishonest tactic. It’s called “narrativizing”, and since the Liberals can’t run on the truth, it’s their only weapon. Beware. It’s going to get worse.