It’s a banner day for Stupid:
US politician caught using fake Zoom background to pretend he’s at home when he’s actually out driving
A US politician has come in for criticism and ridicule after trying to cover up the fact he was driving his car during a Zoom meeting by speaking with a fake background of his home office behind him.
Ohio Republican Senator Andrew Brenner might have gotten away with his deception during the call with the state’s Controlling Board had it not been for the fact his seatbelt was visible for large portions of the meeting.
To make matters worse, the incident occurred on the same day a bill introduced by Brenner calling for a ban on distracted driving was announced.
When we reported this story last week, US papers did not include that the distracted driving bill was Brenner’s, nor that he was using a Zoom background, and well, if you click the link to go to the Irish times, you’ll find a screen grab of him, clearly distracted and wearing a seatbelt. In his “living room.”
We regret that we did not seek out more details at the time.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Baron vonBeavis)