I first posted about this here: Boycott the Sponsors of The View?
I have been thinking about this some more and I am even more convinced that I am right and we are starting an extremely bad trend if we start forcing people off the air through boycotts instead of simply not tuning into their shows and letting them go off the air due to lack of viewership.
Most people who read my blog know about, as Charles Johnson rightly refers to it, the Saudi-funded radical Islamic front group calling itself the Council on American Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.)“. Most people also know about how much power they wield in this country, forcing shari’a based law slowly into our society. You also know about the cowardice of the media and Hollywood in not standing with Denmark and printing the Mohammad Cartoons. The media and Hollywood, not to mention our own government, cowtowed to C.A.I.R. and the Muslim community in condemning the cartoons and censoring themselves from showing them.
Also, recall how C.A.I.R. pressured the producers of “24” to make dhimmi statements in some of their shows to make sure Muslims were not offended that Muslims were shown as criminals and terrorists in the show. (Imagine that! Muslims as terrorists. The show is actually trying to be realistic, yet they are forced by Muslim terrorist-front groups, funded by Saudi Arabia, to apologize. Anyone see anything wrong here?)
Now, imagine if C.A.I.R. decided to organize and get smut off our TV? Bye-bye Desperate Housewives. Bye-bye The O.C. Bye-bye daytime soap operas. Bye-bye American Idol. Bye-bye Grey’s Anatomy. Bye-bye (fill in any TV show which has any sort of sexual context to it).
Do you want that to happen?
While I do not like those shows and cannot stand how they are what represent the culture of America, I am not going to organize a boycott of the sponsors of the shows to get them off the air.
And I don’t think we should be doing it for The View either, regardless of the fact that I think Rosie O’Donnell is an idiot moonbat.
Unless we want our public TV, Radio and print media censored by mob rule, we should stop with this boycotting nonsense. That is what liberals and fascists do to suppress free speech and ideas with which they do not agree. That is NOT the Conservative way.
I say again, boycott The View the right way: by not watching it.
A friend sent me this blog post about boycotting the sponsors of The View in order to get Rosie O’Donnell fired: Boycott of “The View’s” Sponsors
Here was my response to him:
Personally, I think Conservatism should be against boycotts and should be in favor of simply turning the channel. We are starting a very dangerous trend if this is to become the norm, where anyone can be put off the air if enough pressure is put on sponsors and such. I think the best way to tell ABC that people do not like Rosie is that they lose viewership. Apparently, The View has enough people watching, so they don’t take Rosie off the air. We cannot have the free market turn into mob rule. Things should succeed or fail on their own, not because some mob threatened the sponsors of a show.
Imagine if this was a show that you liked and you found out that a bunch of fascist liberals forced it off the air based on putting pressure on the sponsors and making it into a big media ordeal. Simply because they did not agree with what the person was saying.
Remember what the liberals tried to do with The Path to 9/11. Do we want to start a trend in which shows such as that can be stopped from airing based on a bunch of liberals using mob rule to pressure sponsors to not air a show? Recall that ABC specifically did not allow sponsors for that mini-series, because they did not deem it appropriate for the sensitive subject matter. But imagine if they had. Liberals would have pressured those sponsors, they would have withdrawn support and then The Path to 9/11 would have been pulled. Is this what we want the future to be? Remember that liberals control the media and liberals also are MUCH more organized than Conservatives. Mostly, because they have nothing better to do. But if you want more of an idea of the fascist goals of the American Left, read this: MEDIA MATTERS: AN AGENDA TO SHAPE AMERICA
I don’t like the path this country is taking if we are simply going to start forcing things off the air this way. As I said, people should succeed or fail on their own. And people succeed when they have listeners or viewers and they fail when people stop tuning into their shows. That is how it should be. This boycotting stuff is borderline fascism.
Boycott The View the right way: by not watching it.