Something is very, very out of wack when - in a time that has seen millions of people losing jobs and appalling banking decisions have seen people losing their homes - a nominally 'crusading' consumer title votes EA as the Worst Company in America. But this is what The Consumerist has done. EA beat Bank of America for first place.
It's great troll bait. As a website you are far more likely to gets hits from video game fans than you are from fans of banking.
According to The Consumerist:
"After more than 250,000 votes, Consumerist readers ultimately decided that the type of greed exhibited by EA, which is supposed to be making the world a more fun place, is worse than Bank of America's avarice, which some would argue is the entire point of operating a bank.
"To those who might sneer at something as 'non-essential' as a video game company winning the Worst Company In America vote: It's that exact kind of attitude that allows people to ignore the complaints as companies like EA to nickel and dime consumers to death."
For its part, EA has responded to GI.biz
. John Reseburg in EA Corporate Communications says:
"We're sure that bank presidents, oil, tobacco and weapons companies are all relieved they weren't on the list this year. We're going to continue making award-winning games and services played by more than 300 million people worldwide."
As we say... nice trolling from The Consumerist
. That said, it did take 250,000 of its readers to vote for EA as the WCoA apparently.