Since announcing her candidacy, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has been on a bit of a media blitz, making breezy, cool-girl appearances on both the fourth hour of Today and Late Night with Seth Meyers. She’s also demonstrated, in mere days, that for a former tech CEO, Republican Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina sure is bad at the internet.
As we mentioned on Monday, Carly Fiorina did not bother to register carlyfiorina.org before running for President, and so visitors to the site now see several thousand frowny face emoticons stacked up on top each other, each of which represents one of the 30,000 people she laid off during her tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
Seth Meyers, who is truly at his best when mocking politicians with whom he does not agree to their faces, brought this up with her during his interview with Fiorina last night. Fiorina responded “It’s kind of funny!” to a stone silent audience that was probably still hung up on the fact that she signed off on 30,000 people losing their jobs. (Fiorina then noted that she just purchased SethMeyers.org, which now redirects to Carly Fiorina’s campaign website, which, I guess, is sort of well-played, although I can’t for the life of me think of why anybody would attempt to visit SethMeyers dot org unless they had a very specific attraction to twinkle-eyed human smirks.)
But Fiorina’s newfound internet savvy was fleeting, and more than likely the idea of one of Seth Meyers’ many talented writers. This morning, Fiorina’s camp attempted to post the clip of her on the show to her YouTube channel, and NBC sent them a takedown notice.
At least she’s not accidentally Tweeting out sexts. Yet.
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