You remember how the Mayor's office told Yelp that they were going to declare December 4 Yelp Day? But then, when the day arrived, team Newsom blabbed to the media that that wasn't the case, even though they had sent Yelp higher-ups several emails telling them otherwise?
Shortly after Californians banned same-sex marriage, Yelpers angry about the outcome started giving bad reviews to businesses whose owners donated to the Yes on 8 side - even if they'd never actually patronized the business. Yelp, whose founders voted against Prop. 8, removed those reviews and said political discussion was welcome elsewhere on the site.
An upset Matthew Goudeau, director of the mayor's Office of Protocol or Whatever, forwarded a terse e-mail exchange he had last month with Jeremy Stoppelman, Yelp's co-founder, to the Gate; the Mayor's office claimed anger over Yelp's removal over anti-Prop 8 reviews; and then some sort of foie gras reference was made. (Read more about it here at SF Gate, who seem to think Yelp Day, or lack thereof, is of the up0tmost importance.)