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A Perfect Day for Mark Zuckerberg

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 13: Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, checks his phone during the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2018 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Yesterday was another particularly wild day to be Mark Zuckerberg. After your company became the subject of a damning expose in the paper of record indicating that you knew about Russian hackers’ interference in the presidential election many months before it came to public attention, and that your COO actively waged a lobbying campaign to deflect attention away from the company’s misdeeds and place blame on other companies, perhaps you’d think it was fair for that to be the only bad PR you got that day. But then, of course, Kanye West added insult to injury by posting photographic evidence that you sang Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” with him at karaoke:

In yet another creative way, Kanye has found another way to be on the wrong side of history, and Zuckerberg has found another way to be perceived as being soft on Trump. To be fair, Zuck doesn’t look like he’s having that great of a time here, but does he ever?