We made have found it hilarious when fake General Electric exec Jack Donaghy was plagued by bed bugs on “30 Rock” two weeks ago, but it’s no joke that the nasty critters have infected more than one media company in New York, including publishers, ad agencies and Fox News.
But just in case you thought the biting beasts had any political affiliation, we assure you they are equal opportunity insects, now setting their sites on progressive radio and Web news outlet Air America. We’ve heard from a few tipsters that employees from the company’s New York offices are working from home today as the space gets thoroughly checked for a possible infestation. We’re hearing that the source of the scare was one suspicious bug found in a tenant’s space that shares a floor with Air America.
Let’s hope it’s just a scare, since bed bugs are no joke: Fox News’ infestation resulted in an employee lawsuit. However, in this case we hear that Air America has been very cautious and keeping their staff informed about what’s going on.