Apparently, liberals are now working to prevent people from even interviewing someone in the news they don’t like as they have strong-armed several more advertisers to quit advertising on the Sean Hannity show because Sean dared to interview Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The latest to announce they are pulling advertising is Car manufacturer Volvo. Some noted that Reddi-Wip (a Conagra brand) also pulled their ads, but the company insists that the decision to dump Hannity was made long before the flap over the Moore interview and just hadn’t been publicly announced until now.
According to extremist, left-wing website Media Matters the list of anti-Hannity advertisers is growing and includes, Realtor.com, Volvo, Eloquii, 23andMe, Nature’s Bounty, Hebrew National hot dogs, and E-Trade.
Still, one of those that previously announced a withdrawal from Hannity seems to have backtracked from that staunch, anti-Hannity stand.
When coffee machine company Keurig announced on Twitter that they would bow to liberal pressure and quit the Hannity show, conservatives immediately responded by posting social media posts show them destroying the Keurig coffee machines.
— Gina Marie Bourdeaux (@gmbseeme) November 13, 2017
Dear Keurig, I have had some version of your product in my home for over 10 years, but guess what…THAT ENDS TODAY! Just as it is your freedom to choose where you advertise, it is also my freedom to be free from you. You side with MSM REPROBATE I can fix that! #BoycottKeurig pic.twitter.com/v0EOk5Mwsp
— BrewOnThis® (@BrewOnThis) November 12, 2017
Liberals are offended by this video of a Keurig being thrown off of a building.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 12, 2017
After a long list of conservatives had —posted images showing the destruction of their Keurig machinery, Hannity Tweeted out his gratitude for their support.
I am humbled and speechless and frankly laughing my ass off. I love all my deplorable friends. Thank you and Game on!!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 13, 2017
With all this, it wasn’t long before Keurig tried to backtrack from its Hannity ban, though.
Keurig’s CEO soon apologized for “any negativity” his employees faced because of the company’s announcement on Twitter that it would cancel its ads during Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
But, CEO Bob Gamgort also noted that the situation was bungled by his social media people and the sudden announcement that the company was dumping Hannity was “highly unusual” and was “outside of company protocols,” BusinessInsider reported.
“This gave the appearance of ‘taking sides’ in an emotionally charged debate that escalated on Twitter and beyond over the weekend, which was not our intent,” Gamgort lamented.
“Clearly, this is an unacceptable situation that requires an overhaul of our issues response and external communications policies and the introduction of safeguards to ensure this never happens again,” Gamgort added. “The nature of social media and the internet news environment is that stories like this explode, and generally do not disappear quickly.”
Still, Hannity asked supporters not to destroy their Keurig coffee machines and said that the company has just been duped by the George Soros-funded Media Matters.
“[Keurig was] preyed upon by the most anti-free speech, pro-censorship group in the United States today…the radical leftist group Media Matters for America,” he said, according to BizPacReview. “It launched yet another smear campaign against me to try to get me thrown off the air and get rid of all my advertisers.”
As to Reddi-Wip, Conagra said that they had “adjusted” advertising months ago.
“We adjusted our media spend several months ago due to the needs of our business. That said, we have not run on this program since August, so our decision was not made currently and has nothing to do with this controversy,” a company spokesman told BusinessInsider.