Over 20 companies have now pulled their advertising from Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” bowing to pressure from the far-left. The latest company to pull its advertising was Red Lobster.
In response, Twitter users, fed-up with what they describe as the left’s “corporate censorship boycotts” have declared that it’s time to start fighting fire with fire, starting with Red Lobster, the latest chain to throw Fox News under the bus.
The advertiser pullout began early last month when host Tucker Carlson made alleged “offensive” remarks about illegal immigrants and the indisputable problems they inevitably wreak.
The activists then began pressuring the host’s advertisers to pull their advertising from the program or face their combined wrath. According to the Huffington Post, as of Saturday, 21 advertisers had ceded to the left’s demands:
Just for Men
United Explorer credit card
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Norwegian Cruise Line
Why all the outrage against these advertisers? Because of the immense double standards, for one. As noted by several Twitter users, companies such as these never boycott liberals.
When panelists on a CNN show accused black rapper Kanye West of being a “token Negro” last October, the show’s advertisers said and did nothing.
When a guest on an MSNBC show said two months ago that white people will always “vote with their whiteness,” the show’s advertisers said and did nothing.
When a still-employed MSNBC show host was discovered two years ago to have once written homophobic blog posts, the show’s advertisers said and did nothing
And when The New York Times ran an appallingly racist piece last summer that suggested the predominantly white state of New Hampshire needs to change because it’s “nearly all white,” the paper’s advertisers and did nothing.
It’s as if only a certain type of racism — namely the non-existent type that conservatives are regularly accused of perpetrating, despite conflicting evidence — is worthy of boycotts and condemnation.
The double standards and hypocrisy are so unreal that some free-speech advocates are at the point where they’re ready to sacrifice some of their beliefs to teach the left a much-needed lesson.
Mind you, the lesson isn’t for Red Lobster and its boycotting allies to support certain individuals or ideologies over others. No. It’s for these companies to stay the hell out of politics altogether.
Or, if they’re going to remain involved in politics (bad idea), they could at least have the courtesy to be consistent. But considering that all these companies lean to the left, they, of course, know absolutely nothing about consistency. Big surprise …