Why the Left is Going After Tucker Carlson’s Advertisers
Tucker Carlson is losing advertisers after daring to speak the uncomfortable truth about America’s fetish with unchecked immigration.
Last week, Tucker said this on his show, “We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, they tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.”
The reaction was pretty swift from notoriously weak-kneed corporate America.
First insurance company Pacific Life pulled out of his Fox News show last Friday: “As a company, we strongly disagree with Mr. Carlson’s statements,” Pacific Life said. “Our customer base and our workforce reflect the diversity of our great nation, something we take great pride in. We will not be advertising on Mr. Carlson’s show in the coming week as we reevaluate our relationship with his program.”
Note: Tucker never mentioned race, but Pacific Life did, unless by “diversity” they meant poor, dirty people.
Then celebrated Fox-hater Judd Apatow kicked into gear. The “Knocked Up” and “This Is 40” director spent his weekend calling out companies for continuing to advertise on Tucker’s show.
The Huffington Post reported, “As of Tuesday evening, at least 15 advertisers have announced that they’ve broken ties with or are in the process of breaking ties with Carlson, or have indicated they currently have no plans to advertise on his show.”
Left-leaning publications have gotten into the act, stoking the flames:
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Just Keeps Losing Sponsors (The Week)
As Advertisers Flee, Tucker Carlson Brands Himself “Mr. Dirtier” (Washington Post)
Advertisers Flee Tucker Carlson”s Fox Show As Controversy Grows Over Immigration Remarks (OregonLive.com)
Do you see how the barely disguised glee in these headlines, and how the media works like a pack to do its work?
Tucker admirably refuses to back down, saying on Monday night, “The left says we have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor. Even if it makes our own country more like Tijuana is now, which is to say poorer and dirtier and more divided,” he said.
“That’s what we said. It’s true… But precisely because it is so obviously true, saying it out loud is a threat.”
I’ve been to Tijuana, and it’s a S— hole. And I grew up in Southern California. Large areas, including the town I grew up in, have become S—holes due to unchecked immigration. It’s undeniable. It shocks me that everyone I grew up with didn’t become a pro-America conservative. Tucker is right on point.
Fox News is admirably standing with Tucker. A spokesperson for Fox News characterized the controversy as “unnecessary distractions” in a statement to HuffPost Monday.
“It is a shame that left wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech,” the spokesperson said. “We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions.”
Fox News sent out another statement on Tuesday, telling HuffPost via email that it “cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants.”
“Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He is now once again being threatened via Twitter by far left activist groups with deeply political motives,” the statement read. “While we do not advocate boycotts [Editor’s note: I do—we have no choice!], these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view.”
Good for Fox. And good for Tucker’s sponsors who did NOT run like cowards.
These sponsors need to hear from us, and be supported. Look at the list and see where you can begin to direct your dollars.
And note the sponsors who DID pull out. They need to hear from us too. Let them know your disgust, and that you will not support them until they return to supporting good, responsible programming, like Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox.
The Left has had Tucker in its crosshairs for some time, mainly because of his expose of one of the lynchpins of their war on America (changing our culture and political makeup via immigration).
I first noticed this when he debated Leftist Young Turks’ host Cenk Uygur on this issue, and easily won the debate almost without trying.
I realized that Tucker Carlson is a powerful voice—because he’s smart, well-informed, passionate for the truth, and good natured. This is a powerful combination!
We the People must stand with those who stand for America. We know that the Left’s goal is to destroy all that is good, and that the majority of corporate America is weak—dependent on shareholders (who are often weak people themselves) for survival. Principle often has little to do with their decisions.
So if we decide to support them when they show principle, or leave them when they don’t, they will hear that message loud and clear. As the late, great Ronald Reagan once said, “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
I welcome your comments.
Patrick Rooney is the Founder of PRRooney.com (Freedom. Rediscovered…). He is also the author of GREEK PHYSIQUE: The Simple, Satisfying Way to Sculpt Your Body, Even if You’re Old, Weak, or Broken Down. To reach Patrick, email him at email@example.com