Facebook Post of the Day: Yelp goes to jail

Facebook Post of the Day: Yelp goes to jail
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My apologies to the phenomenally successful social media site and to all Yelpers, but a story out of Grimsby, England made it hard for me to resist the above title.

The story, picked up by The Guardian, focuses on a largely favorable review of facilities in that town by self-styled critic by one Christian Willoughby. In a Facebook post that has since received 5,000 shares and counting, Willoughby describes his accommodations as “pleasant enough,” adding, “Had my own on-suite [sic] room and butler.”

His biggest complaint was the all-day breakfast, which does sound petty gross: “2 sausages floating around a runny sauce with a threw [sic] diced potatoes thrown in. Lovely.”

So which hotel was he reviewing? None. It was the police station in Lincolnshire, where he was escorted following his arrest for a misdemeanor. Apparently, ground transportation was included.

I've given this place 4 stars. It's the all day breakfast that lets it down really. Apart from that the staff are…

Posted by Christian Willoughby on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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