Skip to comments.The Media Lied… Bear Hugging Pizza Shop Owner Was Not Boycotted, He Was Praised
Posted on 09/14/2012 7:02:33 AM PDT by bronxville
Scott Van Duzer, the pizza shop owner who gained 15 minutes of fame by bear hugging Obama last weekend, complained to Politico that Republicans are boycotting his restaurant.
In an article posted on Monday by the Leftist Politico, Van Duzer accused a spiteful population of Republicans of boycotting his restaurant as punishment for his public display of Obama-affection. But, interestingly, the content of the story behind the salacious headline was only a single-sentenced accusation that served as its entire opening paragraph. Evidence? Anecdotes? None. It was supported only by this quote
People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant, Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. Theres no middle line anymore, and thats exactly whats wrong with our country right now.
There it is. The entire story. At least as far as the sensational title of the article is concerned. Inexplicably, after that first paragraph the rest of the article is just an off-topic, rambling Obama love fest. There are 13 paragraphs oozing, dripping, and gushing with glorification of Obamas superior physique, along with the pizza shop owners humble discussion of his own. Readers expecting a story behind the scandalous headline are, instead, treated to a sycophant festival of musings over how triumphantly the cigarette chain-smoking Obama would physically trounce Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, in a workout battle. This isnt journalism. This is calculated propaganda, Obama-style.
A continued search through the Internet revealed Van Duzers complaint was based on bad reviews he received on the Yelp restaurant review website. But, fortunately for Van Duzer, the CEO/Founder of Yelp is a big Obama fan, himself.
According to HUFFPOST FUNDRACE, the CEO/Founder of Yelp, Jeremy Stoppelman, donated $138,200 to Barack Obama in 2011.
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"People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant, Scott Van Duzer, 46, told POLITICO. Theres no middle line anymore, and thats exactly whats wrong with our country right now."
It looks like Politico was trying to make up another Tall Tale. I don't know if this was covered here under another title but felt the need to close the Pizza boycott myth based on politico's "relativism" type indoctrination.
Date Posted Correction: Not 09-13-2013 but 09-13-2012
I wouldn’t boycott him over kissing Obama’s butt but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go there either.
He just isn’t that important to me.
You are either with us or against us. Mushy middle needs to come home to the right.
“The Media Lied” that says it all..
Politico is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington Post. Expect truth there ? Dream on.
Maybe the former customers are uncomfortable with having their pizza prepared by a rabid rump-ranger.
The media always lies.
Although, I must say, I wouldn’t buy a pizza from this guy. Is there a Chick-Fil-A nearby?
I know I wouldn’t buy jack from this jerk! His judgement is seriously impaired if he thinks Obama wants anything but for his doors to shut. There’s never been a more anti small business president and this guy must be the Grand Poo bah of the Stupid Ass Club to not recognize that by now!
WOW! The MSM pushed a self serving lie that helped their guy? No proof - no facts - just hearsay that made their big bully look like a sweet little victim.
Who wouldda thunk they would do that?
It's almost like they've sold out their integrity ... for nothing.
Oh no, he WILL be boycotted....plenty of us spend time in Florida. When in Fort Pierce, we will purposely avoid Miss Van Loser’s dump.
Another liar for Obama. They are a huge part of the Democrat base...in fact, the largest part.
Well, since BHO’s a card-carrying communist, Mr. Van Duzer should have said about his hug, that he was just a card, carrying a communist. /Chuck Connors
This guy is a member of the “down low club”
he and Barry have been intimate previously
Van Loser, a paid communist, is carrying the highest paid communist who is hell-bent on destroying our Republic.