The Have A Seat Movement has been inactive for a few months but apparently the universe needs seats to be given to so many different people/organizations. Today’s seat is for New York Magazine. In their “15 Minutes Awards” section of their site they describe it as
“Oh, for the days of Alvin Greene and Steven Slater. Remember them? Exactly. In Daily Intel’s third annual Fifteen Minutes Awards, we pay one last tribute to the year’s newsworthy people whose names we couldn’t remember and had to Google — those who made headlines briefly, either for their own foibles or for the problems others forced upon them, but whose time has since expired (figuratively, in most cases). Like last year, there are sex scandals, viral Internet videos, and more, but the stars are all different, except in the sense that they’re no longer stars, and likely never will be again.”
Guess who landed on the list?
Troy Davis. The man executed in Georgia even with information floating around that called the ruling into question. The man who is currently DEAD because the work to save his life couldn’t push through our broken judicial system. That Troy Davis.
He’s on the list with Bree Olson, Rebecca Black, Smoking Guy from the Herman Cain ads, Ginger White and some couple making out during a riot.
New York Magazine, We need you to have a seat. Actually—have a fricken stadium of seats.
Your insensitivity is astounding.