JetBlue flies into PR turbulence… The airline has flown away from its pledge—made in the heated aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riot—not to donate to the 147 Congressional Republicans who refused to certify the election of president Joe Biden.
Bloomberg Government reported that JetBlue’s PAC donated $1,000 to Staten Island/Brooklyn Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, a charter member of the Sedition Caucus.
The Long Island City-based carrier says while it temporarily halted donations to ”understand how PAC contributors wanted to move forward in the current political climate,” it found that they have a range of beliefs concerning current issues.
That range of beliefs apparently includes the right to eliminate the vote of people who supported Biden, as well as believing the sham that the election was stolen.
Casting its corporate integrity out the window, JetBlue now says it will focus on candidates relevant to its business, even if they trade in falsehoods and deceit in non-aviation affairs.
Malliotakis, who sits on the transportation committee, tweeted the day after the Capitol Hill riot that she voted against certification “not to overturn an election but to highlight the need for a proper hearing into unconstitutional rule changes, irregularities and alleged fraud. I swore an oath to the Constitution and refused to turn a blind eye.”
That’s nothing but a smokescreen.
Former attorney general Bill Barr, the Dept. of Homeland Security and courts throughout the land found there was no fraud in the 2020 election.
JetBlue should turn a blind eye to Malliotakis and the rest of the Sedition Caucus.
China Loves Procter & Gamble. The consumer products giant helped develop a technique being tested in China to give companies a way to beat Apple’s new privacy tools, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Apple software would allow iPhone users to choose whether their activity would be tracked across websites and apps.
That’s bad news for the digital advertising world and the Chinese government, which wants to monitor the social media activity of its people
P&G is working with the state-backed China Advertising Assn. on the privacy-busting technology called device fingerprinting.
It says the goal is to “deliver useful content consumers want in a way that prioritizes data privacy, transparency and consent.”
The blessing of the Chinese government is an added bonus. China is P&G’s No. 2 market.
Former President Trump really doesn’t like the National Pastime because it takes up too much TV time, not because Anthony Fauci got to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals opening game last year.
He told Newsmax’s Heather Childers on April 6:
"I’m just not very interested in baseball for the last number of years. I think it’s not appropriate. You know, you look at, you want to find a game, it’s on every channel yet you can’t find anything.
It’s the weirdest thing. It used to be a nice, easy thing to follow. And you know what I mean by that. It was on one network and it was nice and good and beautiful.
Today, you don’t even know what the hell you’re watching. I would say boycott baseball. Why not?"
Edelman gets powerful placement. The National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends 2040 report issued April 8 gives extensive play to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer in a section called “Rising Pessimism, Wavering Trust.”
The Report covers the Barometer’s finding that a majority of respondents in 15 of 28 countries polled are pessimistic that they and their families will be better off in five years, an average increase of five percent from the previous year.”
It also noted past Barometers, showing the gap in trust in institutions between the informed public and the mass public has increased during the past decade.
The quadrennial trends report analyzes how current social, economic and political changes could impact the world 20 years from now.