But lost in the crush of coverage is the online dating site’s conspicuous misspelling of the oft-lambasted Internet Explorer browser as “Internet Exploder.”
Unfortunately, OkCupid has not responded to a request for comment, leaving us all to wonder if the misspelling is an innocent typo or a potshot at the Internet’s most frequently insulted browser.
The mingling network began greeting users who visited by way of Mozilla’s Firefox browser on Monday evening with an open letter deriding Mozilla’s Brendan Eich as “an opponent of equal rights for gay couples.” The letter advised Cupiders to consider using another browser instead, providing big buttons that allow an easy switch over to Google Chrome, Opera, Safari or “Internet Exploder.”
Eich, who donated $1,000 to support a 2008 California measure to ban same-sex marriage, was promoted internally to CEO last week, which has led to a flurry of online protests and even consternation from some Mozilla employees who have asked him to step down.
“We are sad to think that any OkCupid page loads would even indirectly contribute towards the success of an individual who supported Prop 8 — and who for all we know would support it again,” OKCupid says in its letter.
Eich, in response, wrote a blog post where he promised that Mozilla would be “a place that includes and supports everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, ethnicity, economic status, or religion.”
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With three days until the first debate, the polls are coming fast and furious. The latest round:
- An Associated Press/Gfk poll of registered voters found very few voters committed, with Clinton leading Trump, 37% to 29%, and Gary Johnson at 7%.
- A McClatchy-Marist poll gave Clinton a six-point edge, 45% to 39%, in a four-way ballot test. Johnson pulls 10% support, with Jill Stein at 4%.
- Rasmussen, which has drawn criticism for continually showing Donald Trump doing much better than he does in other polls, is at it again. A new survey gives Trump a five-point lead, 44%-39%.
In contrast to Hillary Clinton's meticulous debate practice sessions, Donald Trump "is largely shunning traditional debate preparations, but has been watching video of…Clinton’s best and worst debate moments, looking for her vulnerabilities.” Trump “has paid only cursory attention to briefing materials. He has refused to use lecterns in mock debate sessions despite the urging of his advisers. He prefers spitballing ideas with his team rather than honing them into crisp, two-minute answers.”
Donald Trump "is on the precipice of becoming the only major-party presidential candidate this century not to reach out to millions of American voters whose dominant, first or just preferred language is Spanish. Trump has not only failed to buy any Spanish-language television or radio ads, he so far has avoided even offering a translation of his website into Spanish, breaking with two decades of bipartisan tradition."
Bill and Hillary Clinton have purchased the home next door to their primary residence in tony Chappaqua, New York, for $1.16 million. "By purchasing the new home, the Clinton's now own the entire cul-de-sac at the end of the road in the leafy New York suburb. The purchase makes it easier for the United States Secret Service to protect the former president and possible future commander in chief."