IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BOYCOTTS WITH BOYCOTTS — STARTING WITH RED LOBSTER
IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BOYCOTTS WITH BOYCOTTS — STARTING WITH RED LOBSTER by Adam Weiss – The Daily Caller
TDC Note – This is an easy boycott for me and my family – we don’t support Dead Lobster – support as much local and regional, restaurants/groceries, and everything else as possible. #walkaway from corporate theft.
While I normally do not like boycotts, I will no longer be enjoying an Admiral’s Feast or a Seaside Shrimp Trio from Red Lobster on my way home from work. It’s not because I don’t enjoy them — it’ s just that I enjoy freedom of speech far more.
It’s time for conservatives to start fighting corporate censorship boycotts with boycotts of our own. Let’s start with Red Lobster.
On Tuesday, the seafood giant announced that they will be joining the roughly 20 companies who have already pulled their ads from Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight at the behest of political rage mobs.
For those who haven’t been following the development of the left’s favorite economic weapon for the last few years, Carlson has been the target of a sustained and well-coordinated censorship campaign by the left to chill his speech by boycotting his advertisers in an effort to strong-arm Fox News into dropping him.
It generally works like this: a conservative company executive or media personality (it’s always a conservative) says something the left doesn’t like, because whatever was said either represents an inconvenient truth that leftists prefer to keep out of public discourse, or else is a direct challenge to the established narrative; a few bitter partisan hacks on Twitter tattle-tale on that person to “activist” groups like Sleeping Giants, or to fellow bitter partisan hacks with larger Twitter followings; those accounts whip up their followers to contact any companies that do business with the target so they can bitch and moan about offended they are; and finally, weak-willed company executives with little appetite for even the most minimal controversy fold to the “outrage mob,” usually quickly, and issue boilerplate PR statements about how the individual or business is no longer “aligned with their values.”
“Red Lobster’s advertising buying guidelines reflect our core values and commitment to supporting programming that represents the highest standards of good taste, fair practice and objectivity,” the seafood chain said in its own boilerplate and utterly predictable statement. “We reserve the right to make changes to our purchases when the dialogue is no longer in line with our criteria.”