20 Mar 2009 Outrage of the Day: MoveOn.org’s Tomato Toss
Today’s Outrage of the Day goes to MoveOn.org, which has responded to widespread reports of death threats against AIG employees and their families by creating an online game in which visitors who surrender their names and email addresses to MoveOn.org throw virtual tomatoes at an AIG building.
Sure, we know the tomatoes aren’t real and no one got hurt in the making of this ploy to expand the MoveOn.org mailing list, but with real people being subjected to threats of violence, is this really the best time to employ virtual violence?
MoveOn.org should save its game for another day, and another issue. No doubt there will be plenty of (safe) opportunities for the throwing of virtual tomatoes over the coming four years.