DNAinfo CHICAGO: Rahm's Flip Phone Ridiculed by 'Chicagoland' Viewers, but He Stands by It
By Mark Konkol on March 27, 2013
Of all the things you can learn about Mayor Rahm Emanuel on CNN's "Chicagoland," one weird tidbit really got people on Twitter tweeting — the mayor's old-school cellphone.
"Lol. Rahm got the flip phone popping. That’s a burner,” a "Chicagoland" viewer posted on his Twitter handle @Cerifiedholic.
A flip phone, of course, is a not-yet-extinct dinosaur of mobile telephone technology.
Using one can make you the subject of ridicule, as Dallas Cowboys owner, billionaire Jerry Jones, found out last season when he got teased for using a flip phone on ESPN's "C'mon Man" bit.
And for folks not hip to the slang, "burner" typically refers to prepaid disposable cellphones sometimes used by people up to no good.
Last week, Angela Knox took to Twitter to ask the most obvious question, "Why did Rahm have a flip phone in 2013?"