Oh NO, is George Takei a fraud on Facebook..???

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by chapped, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2012
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    Say it aint so Mr Sulu!!:bigcry:

    George Takei’s Facebook Adventure Now Includes An Apologizing Ghostwriter

    It was revealed that a ghostwriter had been posting jokes on the actor’s page, for $10 a pop. The person in question, journalist Rick Polito, was outed over at Jim Romenesko’s blog, and the story about Takei’s Facebook writer grew its “part of the trend cycle†legs. So much so, Takei responded about the validity of his Facebook feed:

    “What is this hoo-ha about my FB posts? I have Brad, my husband, to help me and interns to assist. What is important is the reliability of my posts being there to greet my fans with a smile or a giggle every morning. That’s how we keep on growing.â€

    The disappointment of Takei’s audience has apparently caused Polito to reconsider his admission and issue an apology, which also appeared on Romenesko’s blog:

    I wrote an apology to George and Brad and their guy said he’d pass it on. I just said that I’d been looking for any mention of my book I could get and that I hadn’t meant to expose anything.

    Polito’s response, however, creates another question: If he didn’t mean to expose anything, why did he include that particular detail in his correspondence with Romenesko? It is easy to understand wanting to attract as large of an audience as you can, and that probably explains why the information about Takei’s Facebook page was included to begin with.

  2. BonDuckwald

    BonDuckwald Active Member

    May 16, 2013
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    Big Gay Inc. needed a friendly, good-natured grandpa type and the bench wasn't very deep.

    George is a sweet guy, but doesn't have a dynamic enough personality to keep up with the job of Gay Rights Mascot.