The Philadelphia Outrage Meter for the Week Ending Oct. 10, 2014
80%: A California man’s claim that Comcast got him fired from his job after he couldn’t get a billing problem resolved after many, many calls. Comcast says it didn’t ask for him to be fired, but is nonetheless very apologetic. The company’s new “make customer service less rage-inducing for customers” vice president already has his hands full.
18%: Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke at the graduation ceremonies for a hippie dippie college in Vermont. Now Pennsylvania leaders want to end the First Amendment. Seems like a bad tradeoff, and a tiring routine of outrage-and-response.
2%: You say someone was stabbed right on this very spot? Just minutes ago? Pass the cheese, please.