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Groupon celebrates Presidents Day by honoring former president Alexander Hamilton

posted at 4:20 pm on February 14, 2014 by

No foolin’. And the kicker, via Chris Moody:

Update (Ed): Here’s a screenshot, just in case Groupon pulls the press release:

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Todays’ kids are ignorant enough of American history, or any history, to be fed this kind of crap! Joke or not, Groupon should be called out for this. I tend to think this isn’t a joke and was intended the way it’s read. Sometime in the past 40 years the criteria of passing US History to obtain a high school diploma was lost. Net result, This!

Boats48 on February 16, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Oh, please. There was some tiny, minuscule chance they made a real error, but as soon as they included the “as everybody knows” they gave away the joke.

bobs1196 on February 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

What, nothing to honor George Mason? It’s an outrage! Wait, what?

Galtian on February 17, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Did they ever correct it?

francesca on February 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM

No, he was prezidant of the United Nations. Get it right, Groupon.

brentspolemics on February 18, 2014 at 8:18 AM

There needs to be a name for this kind of advertising. Groupon is getting all sorts of free publicity for tweeting something calculated to cause enough people to get outrageously outraged. Others then find out about it on blogs that fall for it, and other blogs pick up on it adding fuel to the fire. Soon it goes viral, and bang! Mission accomplished. More people know about this Groupon than before, and some will start to use it.

The only way to win this game is not to play. They win.

RDH on February 18, 2014 at 9:04 AM


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