As y’all no doubt know, I don’t usually transcribe links in my excerpts here. But I’m gonna make an exception this once.
After years of attacks on Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and recently Laura Ingraham, the targeting of Tucker Carlson has become the tipping point for push back. The push back comes in the form of an organization calling itself “Stand With Tucker,”, and it can be found here.
The group was started by Larry Ward, who has been in the political advertising business for twenty years, with a focus on digital and social media. Ward has already been long involved in fighting the left-wing tech giants of Silicon Valley, notably with Facebook.
The site posted by Ward and his conservative coalition says among other things, this:
Enough! We have had enough of the hateful, well-funded and orchestrated smear campaigns designed to silence conservative voices. Tucker Carlson is the latest target of Media Matters and the Soros left. We must fight back. Sign this petition urging Fox News and Tucker Carlson Tonight advertisers including Lexus, Jaguar, Pacific Life, Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Sheex who have pulled ads according to the LA Times, to stand for free speech.
A list of prominent conservatives have signed on to support Stand with Tucker, with statements of support attached.
There was a tweet from Donald Trump Jr. saying: “This is how to handle the outrage mob. Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal.”
Right again. More:
Particularly interesting was Ward’s observation about what he calls the political “weaponizing” of corporations against conservatives. Comparing it to the Obama administration’s weaponizing of government bureaucracies like the IRS and the FBI to target perceived Obama and liberal “enemies” (like Donald Trump), Ward points to the role of liberal corporate executives in a war against not only Tucker Carlson but Fox News and conservative media figures at large. They are no longer about, as it were, selling soap. They are about using soap — whatever their product may be — to silence conservatives. He specifically refers to what he calls “Liberal Sleeper Cells” in corporate America. Ward’s point is that the lefties in Media Matters collude with the lefties inside corporation A or B and — voilà! — a conservative in the media somewhere is now the target of the moment, replete with a campaign to silence them.
And indeed, while I had not used Ward’s term of art, in fact “Liberal Sleeper Cells” were exactly what I have found in the corporate attacks on Tucker Carlson.
Follows, a long litany of corporate collusion and abuse, winding up thusly:
These and so much more are not merely a drive to silence conservatives. They are different fronts in what has become a battle for freedom itself. They are about power —control — by the American Left over every single American in every aspect of their life.
Right. Again. Since so many of these misguided corporations are owned and/or run by libtards—itself quite mystifying, since the Left’s eternal hatred for Corporate America is exceeded only by their unreasong loathing for Trump and his supporters—one can only speculate on the effectiveness of such efforts as boycotts, petitions, naming-and-shaming campaigns, and the like.
Which doesn’t mean it ain’t worth trying, mind; every battle has to begin somewhere, and this is as good a choice for a stand-your-ground spot as any, belated though the pushback definitely is. Who knows; hit ’em hard enough in the pocketbook and maybe their shareholders can educate these crony-socialist reprobates as to just what their business really is, what they’re actually supposed to be doing with it, and why.