Big Corporations Bow to the Looney Left

98 Corporations are opting out of advertising on Premiere Networks Conservative Talk Shows.  The self embalming lunacy is the largest threat to freedom of speech since the generation which saw the so called fairness doctrine.   It is interesting that “offensive” ideas represent traditional morality, free markets, and American Exceptionalism.  The war on religion, the characterization of conservatives as nut jobs, crazies, sluts, and religious fanatics seems fine.   I believe that we need more speech not less.  Prior censorship based upon viewpoints is just plain chilling.  A corporation which does not like something specific has a right to decide if it wants to advertise there.  This action, however, is a prior restraint on speech.  It is guilty by viewpoint association.   If we do not let these corporations know that you cannot marginalize half of America, freedom in America will die while we slumber.   The looney left does not want to win the argument.  They want to shout down, shut down, and slam down any unapproved expression of ideas.  That is unamerican at its core and must be opposed on principle.
From today’s TRI Newsletter: Premiere Networks is circulating a list of 98 advertisers who want to avoid “environments likely to stir negative sentiments.” The list includes carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm) and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway). As you’ll see in the note below, those “environments” go beyond the Rush Limbaugh show –
“To all Traffic Managers: The information below applies to your Premiere Radio Networks commercial inventory. More than 350 different advertisers sponsor the programs and services provided to your station on a barter basis. Like advertisers that purchase commercials on your radio station from your sales staff, our sponsors communicate specific rotations, daypart preferences and advertising environments they prefer… They’ve specifically asked that you schedule their commercials in dayparts or programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity). Those are defined as environments likely to stir negative sentiment from a very small percentage of the listening public.”

68 thoughts on “Big Corporations Bow to the Looney Left”

  1. I say this because, according to JM, the old man apparently had a scheme concocted to make money out of prescribing Rogaine for hair loss before it was approved for that purpose.

    I’m curious, what else is in the files of this little gestapo?

    In any event, it’s a good thing that Leftists can no longer link their tendency to focus on the history of a speaker with race and begin imagining things about biological histories. Ironically, notice how they seem to be congenitally incapable of dealing with what is being said here and now in reality. It can always be reduced to something else in the random chaos of their brain events or the focus can be shifted away.

    But imagine if the physical history or means of production of metaphysical statements actually isn’t the be all, end all and is only half of reality… then that would mean that they’re just half-wits who like imagining vulgar things about others without dealing with what they’re saying in reality.

  2. A summary of this type of thinking, if it can be imagined to be thinking:

    In debates with their opponents, especially if the opponent is a ‘positivist’ or a ‘piecemeal empiricist,’ they hold what they believe is an unassailable position by focusing on who is speaking rather than on what is being said. They use the genealogical method to absolve themselves of the need to examine the content of any statement. All they see the need to do is examine the conditions of its production–not ‘is it true?’ but ‘who made the statement and for what reason?’. This is a tactic that is well known in Marxist circles where, to refute a speaker, one simply identifies his class position and ignores what he actually says.
    (The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists Are Murdering Our Past
    by Keith Windschuttle (The Free Press. NY.) (1997) :132)

    Ironically, this mode of thought may actually apply to the Left and the abject stupidity that can often be observed there. Imagine…. what if there are sinister biological reasons for their brain events? If that were the case then one may as well ignore what they are actually saying and analyze patterns in their language that reveal misfiring synapses, congenital stupidity and so on. Notice how they never seem to imagine things about their own means of production.

  3. Geezer also writes in #47, which I hadn’t noticed:

    I say this because, according to JM, the old man apparently had a scheme concocted to make money out of prescribing Rogaine for hair loss before it was approved for that purpose. If you think that sounds like someone trying to make a dishonest buck off of somebody else’s work, well, then you’ve reached the same conclusion I did.

    Again, I have long ago become anesthitized to the juvenile distractions and diversion attempts of liberals. But instead of taking it personally, notice again what this reveals about the left wing / socialist mind:

    Right now, major companies are marketing Minoxydil (a medication developed to control high blood pressure) under the brand name ROGAINE. It is major business. For some men, and women, Minoxydil is proven to grow hair on their head, althougn not for everyone (no one really knows why). (For me, Rogaine’s harsh suspension fluid for the medication made my thin hair brittle, and cost me as much hair through breakage as I might have gained.)

    So is this “trying to make a dishonest buck?”

    I reported my father’s experience in my claim that government regulation benefits big corporations and fat cats, who can lobby for government intrusion in the market place, at the expense of the poor and middle class. Government regulation benefits those who can “pay” for it through lobbying, those already rich, not those trying to make a living or gain wealth. So unlimited (unprincipled) regulation often HARMS those whom liberals falsely pretend to care about.

    And let us not forget that Delaware is corporate headquarters to some of these big pharmaceutical companies.

    So if major drug companies are marketing Minoxydil as big business under the name ROGAINE, how can Geezer claim that my father doing exactly the same thing “trying to make a dishonest buck?”

    Wherein is the dishonest part?

    Ah, because in Geezer’s world we need PERMISSION from our government “owners,” masters, and over-seers.

    So even though my father is and was at the time a trained physician (and MIT engineer) qualified to put Minoxidyl INSIDE your body to treat blood pressure, until some government bureaucrat approves and you kiss the ring (and some other places), in Geezer’s world WE ONLY HAVE THOSE FREEDOMS ALLOWED BY A GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRAT.

    Once again, last week the guy sitting in the government desk in a government cubicle was your unemployed neighbor whom you wouldn’t trust to do your taxes. BUT THEN HE GOT HIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT. NOW, suddenly, he is all wise and all knowing and can make decisions for everyone. BEFORE he was hired by the government, he was just an ordinary dude. AFTER he was hired by the government, suddenly he is a god, a genius, a philosopher king. NOW, because he has a government issued badge to get in the building, he is smarter than all of us and came decisions for you.

    Once again, a doctor who was legally allowed to put Minoxidyl INSIDE your body to treat a serious condition like high blood pressure (which if not treated properly can eventually be fatal, so it better be done right) is not allowed to put the exact same medication on the OUTSIDE of your body, on your scalp.

    Has not modern American government become a satire of itself? Is there not anything left but to laugh — and vote the liberals “off the island?”


    That is also, I would note, the world you actually live in. And I only know your father had a scheme to profit from this because you said so.

    No matter how fast you type — I do 60 wpm myself — you’d have more time for law work if you’d stop vomiting up pablum. I know how long typing comments on blogs takes, and you’re spending hours at it.

    As for the actual matter under discussion, it has already been pointed out to you repeatedly that you’re making up facts. You refuse to acknowledge it. I should just keep pointing that out so you can go on another rag about Libruls?

    When I look at motivations, I have to wonder what’s in it for you? You’re subjected to scorn even from many of the hard-core conservatives who comment here, so the bunkum about fighting libruls is bogus. There must be something in it for you — unless, of course, you’re a little off the beam, which is an easy conclusion to reach from what you write.

  5. On the transparency issue, I’ve addressed this before, but apparently your memory is as deficient as the rest of your intellect:

    I am barred by my employer from using my name because, perhaps unlike you, my name has value in the marketplace. You have made clear on many occasions that you know who I am. If you want to address me one-on-one, you know how to do it.

  6. Geezer, why don’t you start with telling us “When I look at motivations, I have to wonder what’s in it for you?”

    I would imagine that what’s in it for me is the same as what’s in it for you?

    You want to ruin the country and I want to save it.

    Or do you think we are put here on this Earth to do some good other than putting money in our own pockets?

  7. Is there any chance that we can have blue McDonald’s and red McDonald’s, blue WalMarts and red WalMarts and so on?

  8. The blue McDonald’s would probably have healthy food but it would be far too expensive… exponentially expensive, so even the blues would need to take their fat kids to the red McDonald’s anyway.

    After all, that’s the only way to buy what they actually want. That’s why they can’t allow for separation and decentralization. If reds are left at liberty to do business and create wealth then everyone wants to go to them, even the blues/imbeciles who can’t govern themselves do.

    On a wider scale, even the revolutionaries that condemn the exponential increase of wealth in “McAmerica” often want to come here in reality.

    So the trick on the Left will probably have to be to get enough people ignorant of history or to even fail to believe their own eyes and their own experience of wealth in reality here and now. Or they can try to frame American capitalism as if it causes the decline of Western civilization and liberty in general. That would be ironic, as it is its means of production.

  9. “The blue McDonald’s would probably have healthy food but it would be far too expensive… exponentially expensive, so even the blues would need to take their fat kids to the red McDonald’s anyway. ”

    So why couldn’t one have a purple McDonalds, where you can have a hamburger, but without the mayonaise?

  10. That’s what we already have.

    But as Leftist methods like liquidating the speech of others by looking to and attacking their resources and identity instead of discussing things become common (to the point that even the Right picks up the same methods more and more) that may change. And as the Right seeks to separate itself from the exponentially expensive universal and increasingly total/totalitarian care and love of the Left, the Left won’t allow for it. It can’t allow it, for the same types of reasons that everyone would be at the red McDonald’s where they’re at liberty to buy healthy or unhealthy food. After all, individuals love the products of liberty…

  11. All the pseudo intellectual bluster, and Red State triumphalism is amusing considering the fact that red states are the ones the suckle the most at the federal tit.

    Be grateful that business bulding, tax paying northern liberals like myself tolerate being shackled to the backwards red state economies that suck.

  12. Jason, there are few endeavors that employ more people at good wages than automobile manufacturing, and most new automobile manufacturing plants are being built in the South. So while I shall stay in inconsequential Little Delaware, manufacturing sure isn’t.

    The leftist dream-state of California is constantly teetering on bankruptcy- this is the future of hard-left economics. Marxism- even the Marxism Lite of our Socialist-Democrat Party- has always and will always fail. And why today’s ‘modern’ leftist sychophants refuse to accept that reality is
    one of the world’s unexplained mysteries.

  13. The facts are the facts. Your conservative souther Utopia states are great for BMW and Kia, but lag the nation on every quality of life measure you care to mention. So if your goal is to transfer money to South Korea or Germany and turn Alabama into Mexico North, congratulations.

    You win the argument.

  14. The facts are the facts. Your conservative souther Utopia states are great for BMW and Kia, but lag the nation on every quality of life measure you care to mention…

    Yeah…the ‘quality of life’ is fantastic in the DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland, Gary, Chicago, Detroit and LA ghettos. Especially if you don’t get shot.

    Sure, southern cities can be bad, but, they are usually run by inept Socialist-Democrats.

    LA and Detroit are beyond ghettos- they are essentially another country. Yes, the ‘liberal’ policies just work so well. LOL

  15. If that nonsense gets you through the night its all right. I don’t see you rushing off to live in a conservative paradise like Alabama or Texas though.

  16. Earth to Jason…Sussex County is conservative. I don’t give a crap what goes on in Little Wilmidelphia.

  17. I enjoyed a Bison Burger at Abbott’s Grill in Milford, Delaware, for lunch today. The restaurant was very nice — but DESERTED. It made me worry about the economy in Delaware. I spent a lot of time asking the waitress about the economy when I should have been writing a report on mortgage foreclosure during lunch. Where are all the people?

    The waitress said she wrote a report 20 years ago for school on the need for reliable bus service as public transportation running from Wilmington to Ocean City. She complained that what bus service there is badly run and takes 3 hours to go a short distance because it follows a crazy path.

    (A Christian conference on “Shifting the Atmospheres” was advertised as far away as Virginia, because leaders from Bethel Church in Redding, California were visiting. It’s too far for me to go to Redding, California to visit their church there. Next month I am going to a similar conference in Long Island, New York. In January we had two in Virginia.)

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