A few days ago, I, like many others in the blogosphere wondered why hoodies had disappeared from Fox News' online store. Had Fox News stopped selling hoodies once Geraldo Rivera blamed them for Trayvon Martin's death? But Mediaite contacted Fox and got the answer: Fox discontinued selling them quite some time ago.
Mediaite reached out to Fox News who contacted the vendor in charge of their online store. Fox News then responded, explaining that the sweatshirt in question was discontinued in 2010, with the last one sold in December of 2011.
The Fox News’ spokeswoman went on to say: The vendor believes the item was cached or indexed by Google (or another search engine) that allowed the item or page to be viewed in an internet search. However, if the person ‘clicked’ or navigated to the item from the search engine, they would see that it no longer existed or was available.
That may be the only question with an answer in the Trayvon Martin killing.
Which reminds me, a little birdie told me that our stalker, Johnny Dollar, has been skulking at our CafePress store thinking about buying a PbD thong for himself.
Alternate theory: FoxNoise doesn’t keep its online store fully updated.
Which is more likely?
If I (as a potential customer) had been interested in looking for a FoxNoise hoodie, why would I (or ANY potential customer) start with a SEARCH ENGINE?