The Chamber of Commerce, whose intransigent stance on global warming has lately been in the spotlight, is now being slammed in comments on its own Facebook page.
Many of the comments, which appear on the “Just Fans” setting, accuse the Chamber of vastly inflating its membership numbers. Mother Jones reported earlier this month that the Chamber’s claim to represent 3 million members is off by a factor of 10.
A sampling of comments (be sure to click on “Just Fans”):
Why are you lying about your membership numbers? You are pathetic.
I am a small business owner and have been for 25 years. You do NOT represent me!
The comments — which presumably were deliberately engineered by a Chamber opponent — appear to be automatically deleted every 15 minutes, but are still coming thick and fast.
The Chamber has been in the news a lot lately, and not for the right reasons. Several companies in recent weeks have distanced themselves from the organization, citing the Chamber’s opposition to serious efforts to address climate change. And this week, the Chamber filed suit against the Yes Men, after the activist pranksters held a hoax press conference to announce that the business lobby was shifting its stance on the issue.
Here’s a screengrab of the page: