Papa John’s PR Firm Wants Web Scrubbed Of CEO’s ObamaCare Comments
I guess Papa John’s is hoping that what is seen can become unseen.
Last week Stabley Times relayed the fact that CNN did an investigative report into claims on the part of Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter that ObamaCare would increase the cost of his pizzas by eleven cents or more. This week a public relations firm representing Papa John’s and Schnatter asked us to unpublish the story. The firm, Sitrick, claims that Schnatter’s now infamous remarks from last fall were taken out of context. It also admits that it’s spent the past several months asking those journalists who’ve reported on the matter to remove their coverage, and brags that ‘in virtually all of these cases, we have been dealing with responsible journalists who have done just that.’ In reference to why Papa John’s would come after a publication like ours for simply relaying something that CNN had reported about the pizza chain, the PR firm claims that it ‘somehow missed the CNN story about which you wrote.’ This despite the fact that CNN first aired the clip in August of last year, and has since become the most often cited proof that Schnatter’s claims of increased costs were dishonest…Your text to link…
Perhaps they are onto something here. If the GOP can get the one or two Republican Scientists in the world to build a MiB Neuralyzer, they can rewrite their own failed history and continue to spout off their inanities to their hearts content.