The last few months have not been kind to the US Chamber of Commerce. The president of the United States called the organisation out for its "completely false" advertisements. It has been hammered by weeks of bad press as blue-chip Fortune 500 companies abandoned its standard, citing its troglodyte stance on climate change. The slings and arrows of a cacophony of online critics, mocking its August call for a Scopes Monkey Trial of the 21st century to disprove the science of human-caused global warming, have been relentless.
But none of those indignities compare with the worst humiliation: Being made fun of.