|"You know honey, I'd hate to get shot. Let's stay in Newport."|
See the update at the end about how the guy responsible wasn't an intern but is now also not an employee.
ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 1, 2013, 1:06 P.M.:Three hours isn't too soon to use a tragedy as a PR point, right?
That's apparently the question the people behind the official Newport Beach Twitter account asked themselves earlier today when they sent a tweet about how Newport Beach is such a nice vacation spot when compared to the chaos at LAX -- chaos that was caused by a shooting that injured seven and killed at least one person.
The tweet was sent at 12:32 p.m. and read "Heading out of town on a weekend getaway via #LAX? Avoid the chaos and make it a beach vacation here in #NewportBeach."
It was quickly deleted, but not before several followers took the account to town about how tasteless it was. The account's excuse? The people who run the account were "focused on closure and hearing reports of ppl stuck."
How do you not hear about a shooting at the largest airport in the region three hours after it happened? Especially when you work at a destination marketing organization? Please, let it just be some dumb, uninformed intern.More »