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#corporategreed: Occupy/CWA’s paid hashtag becomes laughingstock


Occupiers are spending their May Day tormenting private businesses and decrying “corporate greed.”

They’ve even made it a hashtag and it’s trending. Well, only because someone paid for it to become a “promoted” trend as we noted earlier — which can cost up to an estimated $120,000 per day.

Graphic via @politicalmath

Who’s behind it? Well, the Communications Workers of America union tweeted the hashtag last night. And, yes, they used hard-earned workers’ dues to pay to promote the tweet:

What's #verigreedy Verizon Wireless got in store for you? To start, a new $30 fee! http://t.co/3BAv6lTx #CorporateGreed #FightForGoodJobs

— CWA (@CWAUnion) May 1, 2012

Unleash the mockfest!


So now #corporategreed is a promoted trend on Twitter. Oh, the irony.

— Jason Sywak (@SywakSays) May 1, 2012

Oh good! #CorporateGreed is the promoted trend right now. I wonder if anyone else sees the irony.

— Kelly LaCroix (@kellylacroix) May 1, 2012

So I love how the progs PAID to promote the #corporategreed hashtag on the site of a profit-earning corporation.

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 1, 2012

#CorporateGreed is a promoted Twitter trend. That is, a paid advertisement. #irony

— Jordan Poss (@jordanmposs) May 1, 2012


Things I don't get: People complaining about #CorporateGreed while doing so from their smartphones.

— Brett Baker (@bakerb13) May 1, 2012

RT @MattCover: If you're assaulting corporations on #corporategreed from an Apple product, you're an iDiot.

— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) May 1, 2012


RT @nstehle I just want to stop & thank #CorporateGreed for the medicines, technology and foods that make my life better. #tcot

— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) May 1, 2012

#CorporateGreed if you read my tweets then you are a hypocrite

— Rondo (@Rondochef) May 1, 2012

I'll take #corporategreed over Marxist gulags any day of the week #tcot

— Doug Quixote (@DeTroyes1) May 1, 2012

Self-awareness fail:

#CorporateGreed is also trending worldwide. The people are rising up. #OWS #M1NYC #NYCGS

— Occupy Wall Street (@OccupyWallStNYC) May 1, 2012

Oh, honey. They are rising up to laugh at you.

We’ll let Lachlan Markay’s righteous rejoinders be the last words:

AT&T and Verizon bring phone and Internet service to unprecedented numbers of people. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

Monsanto's genetically altered crops provide cheaper food to those who can least afford it. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

ExxonMobil keeps your car running and your lights on. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

JP Morgan and the Vanderbilts financed Edison's invention of the light bulb, which made them all rich. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

Peabody Coal makes sure you don't have to choose between food and electricity. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

Pfizer and Merck save lives. Literally. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

One more: Colt made the weapons that killed Osama Bin Laden. #CorporateGreed

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

Done for now. You get the point. #CorporateGreed has done more for mankind's wellbeing than central planning ever will.

— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) May 1, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/01/corporategreed-occupycwas-paid-hashtag-becomes-laughingstock/

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