Bad week for:
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, who said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was worse than Hitler, because the Nazi leader “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”—forgetting that Hitler killed millions of Jews with poison gas. Spicer later apologized, noting, “I got into a topic I shouldn’t have.’’
Dallas, after an anonymous hacker caused all 156 emergency tornado sirens in the city to simultaneously sound off just before midnight and shriek for 90 minutes, waking up more than 1 million residents and flooding 911 with panicked calls.
Customer relations, after makers of an internet-enabled garage door opener responded to a customer’s negative online review by disabling his device. Citing the customer’s “abusive l anguage,” the company, Garadget, said it would not “tolerate any tantrums” and canceled his server connection. ■