Media, Leftist Uproar When Twitter Founder Eats at Chick-fil-A


Liberals really are starting to eat their own.

To most normal Americans, the Chick-fil-A fast-food franchise is one of the best buys out there for hungry consumers looking for a delicious, reasonably priced meal. So, when Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey decided to let his 4.2 million followers know how the Chick-fil-A mobile app could save them a few bucks, he probably thought he was doing a public service.

He found out pretty quickly how dangerous that can be these days.

For the left, of course, Chick-fil-A is the worst kind of Christian company – the kind that stands up for its beliefs.

Whether it’s being closed on Sundays (except when it’s a service to the community) or the public opposition of Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy to gay marriage, the company is not shy about defying the forces of political correctness.

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Given all of that, Dorsey should have known what to expect when he published his Twitter post about his savings with the Chick-fil-A mobile app.

The virtual mob went bananas, with former CNN and NBC personality Soledad O’Brien helping lead the charge. See, June is gay pride month in some quarters of the country, so for liberals, Dorsey must have been deliberately insulting gays by publicly patronizing a company that gay activists disapprove of.

Sharp-eyed Twitter users pointed out the hypocrisy of O’Brien implicitly criticizing Chick-fil-A when she’d been a featured speaker (along with former NFL star and American Christian celebrity Tim Tebow) at a Chick-fil-A event back in 2012.

Nevertheless, O’Brien had plenty of company bashing Dorsey.

To Dorsey’s everlasting discredit, he caved with barely a whimper.

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That, of course, was exactly the wrong thing to do.

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Dorsey had already infuriated liberal activists. Since hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned, there was precious little Dorsey could have done to appease mob.

His best approach likely would have been to let the furor die down — and anti-Chick-fil-A furor usually does, simply because the company has an excellent product to offer, and welcomes everyone into its stores. Chick-fil-A doesn’t deserve to be attacked or ostracized. Heck, it’s even a success in deep-blue New York City.

But what Dorsey ended up doing with that “You’re right” tweet was infuriating people who support Chick-fil-A, whether because of the company’s unapologetically traditional Christian stands, or simply because the restaurants sell wonderfully good food. And conservatives hit back hard.

The irony here is that Twitter is widely known to cater to its own liberal prejudices by taking actions against conservatives (or even those who just don’t toe the liberal line.)

But that kind of liberal credibility doesn’t mean a thing when the company’s CEO is thoughtless enough to patronize a Christian company that’s so despised by the left.

Because even when it comes to a fast-food lunch, the liberal mob will eat its own.

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Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.