…and contributor Jim Lacy for a post titled “Boxer Apologizes for Racist Comments.”
The post references racist comments directed by boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., who said a number of offensive and racist comments against his opponent, Manny Pacquiao, in an upcoming fight in Arlington, Texas.Â The headline would have readers believe that Senator Barbara Boxer had made racist comments and so did some early commenters on the post too.
Seriously, Lacy is too smart for this low-brow approach.Â But it’s exactly the sort of slimey thing you’d expect Flash Report publisher Jon Flieschman to allow.Â Â
Why not address the fact Meg Whitman’s son was recently arrested for beating a girl (felony assault charges!) or question about what Carly Fiorina knew about bribes to Iranian and Russian officials for selling HP equipment.Â
â€œThe investigators were looking for evidence that HP used a series of shell companies located in places from Britain, Austria, Switzerland, the British Virgin Islands, Belize, New Zealand, Latvia, Lithuania, to the U.S. to create a fund that paid the Russian prosecutorâ€™s office.
Investigators still donâ€™t know who received the $10.9 million, believed to have been paid between 2004 and 2006. But there are three people said to be the focus of the investigation. They are Hilmar Lorenz, former head of sales for HP in Russia, Kenneth Willett, head of HPâ€™s German equipment sales unit, and Paeivi Tiippana, who held Willettâ€™s position before him.
In today’s age of Google, it’s easy to type in someone’s last name and a false charge to come up with something damaging.Â But let’s be real for a moment; regular readers of the Flash Report are not likely to support Senator Boxer anyway.Â But the stunt by Lacy and allowed by Fleischman simply means they can’t argue for Fiorina on the issues.Â Nice try guys.