It’s one of those viral things and yes we are going along with crowd. I noticed MCCN Food & Culture Editor Catrina Sally, a very political woman posted on Facebook about a pizzeria getting trashed because of a President Obama visit. There is so much wrong with this story. Politics aside, do we have to trash a business owner’s reputation for food because in his excitement of a once in a lifetime Presidential visit he gives the President a startling bear hug? I am thinking that move was not approved by the secret service. Moreover, the reason for the visit is because owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant Scott Van Duzer has been doing good for the community, ay yay, yay. Yes, Van Duzer has a foundation which hosted blood drives for patients in St. Lucie County, Florida.
There is a silver lining to this story, according to the New York Daily News, “As of Tuesday morning, more than 100 reviews had been removed for violating the site’s content guidelines.” The site gone wrong episode happened on Yelp. For minute there we are sure restaurant owner may have wanted to the change the words of the Beatles tune to “Yelp, I need somebody. Yelp!” -Crystal A. Johnson
Read more about the story at the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-hatemongers-trash-website-rating-bear-hugging-pizzeria-owner-negative-reviews-article-1.1156590#ixzz26CweVHeS