The Worldnetdaily is a constant source of entertainment for me, as my readers well know. So what did they say that cracked me up today? This headline: “Did McDonald’s just sign its own death warrant?” Hmmm. What could this be about, I wondered? Oh, you’re gonna love it.
Has Ronald McDonald just signed his own death warrant?
Just one day after WND broke the news that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs – who claimed to be the one who put President Barack Obama’s birth certificate online – has been hired as McDonald’s top mouthpiece, the story unleashed a flood of more than 700 comments, mostly from Americans vowing to never eat at the restaurant chain again.
Calling Gibbs “highly respected” and “talented,” McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook on Tuesday named the ex-Obama aide as executive vice president and global chief communications officer.
Easterbrook said the addition of Gibbs brings “experience and outside perspective to McDonald’s as we build a more modern, progressive burger company.”
“Returning excitement to our business proposition and brand is foundational to our turnaround plan, and Robert … will play critical roles in bringing this strategy to life,” he added.
Gibbs became a household face during the national controversy over Obama’s eligibility to be president, and said he personally was responsible for putting Obama’s birth certificate on the Internet.
That’s right. Their “story” is that a lot of people commented on their other story and railed about birther bullshit, saying that they won’t eat at McDonald’s anymore. And they think that means McDonald’s “signed their own death warrant” by hiring Gibbs. They think a few of their thinking-impaired readers vowing not to eat at McDonald’s is going to bring down a company whose market cap is over $90 billion. Yeah, wake me up when that happens.