Thursday, October 07, 2004
Cheney : Not up on the whole internet thing
Hee. In Tuesday's Vice Presidential debate, Dick Cheney was trying to direct people to look at factcheck.org, a nonpartisan Web site run by the University of Pennsylvania. But what he SAID was "factcheck.COM" - which is a for-profit advertising site based in the Cayman Islands. They re-directed traffic (since they were getting swamped with hits) to a site run by George Soros, a billionaire who makes no secret of his opposition to the Bush administration. A lawyer for the owner of factcheck.COM said his client "picked the Soros site partly for its political views", but also because Soros can afford the cost of all that Web traffic. And traffic to www.factcheck.com is still being routed there - click the link above if you want to check. They have a disclaimer on their page - "We do not own the FactCheck.com domain name and are not responsible for it redirecting to GeorgeSoros.com. We are as surprised as anyone by this turn of events. We believe that Vice President Cheney intended to direct viewers of the Vice-Presidential Debate to FactCheck.org." Hee. I'll bet Cheney could be heard muttering after he was made aware of the error, "F*** the internet." Hee.
Posted by Matt at 7:25 AM