These words are coming back to bite.
As the national media’s cynical infatuation with David Hogg continues into its second month, some of largest advertisers in the country are finding out that reflexive appeasement of tyro tyrants can have a real price.
And Hogg explained why himself, even if he didn’t realize it at the time.
Conservative activists on social media have launched a counterboycott against companies that pulled their advertising from Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle” because of the conservative host’s mockery of Hogg via a Twitter post.
Ingraham’s apology to the teenager apparently carried no weight for CEOs bent on signaling their own virtue, but it’s a good bet a grassroots effort to support Ingraham by encouraging consumers to avoid those companies’ products will mean a lot more.
Because Americans know how to deal with bullies — and Hogg’s own words over the weekend inadvertently summed the situation up perfectly.
In a sneering weekend interview with CNN explaining how he rejected Ingraham’s apology, Hogg told the absolute truth for one of the few times since his arrival on the national scene as an opportunistic “survivor” of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“No matter who somebody is, no matter how big or powerful they may seem, a bully is a bully, and it’s important that you stand up to them,” quoth the boy wonder from Broward.
Just so. And conservatives recognize it when one of their most articulate spokeswomen finds herself in a bully’s crosshairs.
And they know how to stand up for her.
In Facebook videos and Twitter posts, conservatives are rallying for a counterboycott of companies that pulled their advertising from Ingraham’s show.
In a statement Monday to the Los Angeles Times, Fox reiterated its support for Ingraham when company co-president Jack Abernethy declared: “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”
Statements by consumers on social media have the same message, but even stronger, calling the companies out by name:
Make sure you boycott EVERYTHING Nestle since they decided to capitulate to teen tyrants. Adults with real jobs and money, tell Nestle to pound sand. BYE! https://t.co/PdDGNaT2fs
— Cristina Laila (@cristinalaila1) March 30, 2018
Ok. Cancelled @hulu. won’t be buying more from Wayfair, Nutrish, or J&J Won’t be using Expedia or TripAdvisor for travel plans, & am looking to see if it’s possible to remove my reviews on TripAdvisor. Who tries to financially ruin those who disagree with him? #IStandWithLaura
— TakeNoPrisoners (@TakeNoPrisoners) March 31, 2018
— Wake Up America (@Wake2See) March 30, 2018
This wasn’t what Hogg intended, of course. He’s so covered by the liberal mantle of victimhood that he thinks he’s the one being bullied even while he and his liberal manipulators foster a boycott of a woman’s television show just because his teenage feelings were hurt.
But Americans with a little more life experience, and a well-earned distrust of liberal propaganda in the mainstream media know who’s really being victimized here. And they’re doing something about it.
Make sure your voice is heard. David Hogg will not win this war and destroy Laura Ingraham. She doesn’t deserve this. Call the companies dropping her show and tell them they lost a customer. The time for letting things go, is over. We can NOT give in to the left. #IStandWithLaura
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) March 30, 2018
No one likes a bully, and this counterboycott movement proves it. It’s a wakeup call for every liberal in the executive suites who might finally realize that they’ve taken things too far.
And it’s Hogg’s own words that are coming back to bite.
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