Coffee-machine Keurig found itself in hot water this week after the company decided to try and win points with the Left by pulling their ads from the Fox News show “Hannity.” The company did so in response to host Sean Hannity on his radio show questioning the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The controversial commentator said: “How do you possibly tell, know the truth, except — Okay, so, the two other girls were older in this case. He was apparently, like, 32, and he dated — one girl was 18, one girl was 17.” Hannity said. “There was no sexual — there was kissing involved, and then they’re saying this one encounter with a 14-year-old. It’s he said, she [said].”
Liberal groups quickly put pressure on Hannity’s advertisers, claiming the host was defending the sexual abuse of children. It didn’t take long for Keurig to bow to the pressure, which caused immediate backlash amongst conservatives. A counter boycott was immediately launched with some of the angry folks smashing their Keurigs on video to prove their seriousness.
As reported at the Daily Caller, Keurig apparently doesn’t know if it wants to be an activist company or not because CEO Bob Gamgort came out and apologized to his employees Monday for seemingly “taking sides” in the debate.
The anti-American institution that started this whole mess is the left-wing Media Matters, which is one of the most prominent purveyors of liberalism in America. Its president, Angelo Carusone, spent his weekend sending tweets to Hannity’s advertisers, threatening to use his media company’s power to damage their bottom line. Carusone blatantly slandered Hannity to elicit support for his shakedown, claiming the host defended sexual predators.
His little scheme worked, as Keurig prostrated itself once Media Matters started making threats. Of course, that decision backfired immediately, as conservatives were rightfully livid, and they should remain so in light of Gamgort’s non-apology.
The “apology” memo he sent has nothing to do with the fact Keurig is taking the Left’s side on this. He’s only apologizing for announcing the decision publicly via their Twitter account–that’s it. Meaning he’s okay with the decision to pull the ads, just that next time they’ll do it without saying anything, which is no different.
“The decision to publicly communicate our programming decision via our Twitter account was highly unusual,” Gamgort wrote in a memo. “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.”
“I apologize for any negativity you experienced as a result of this situation and assure you that we will learn and improve going forward,” he stated.
Conservatives should stay the course and boycott the company. Clearly, Keurig has chosen to hitch its wagon to the Left, as they bowed to their pressure and seemingly don’t care about the conservative backlash. If you’re sick and tired of companies constantly turning their back on conservatives, then add them to the ever-growing list of those that have chosen radical leftism over their actual customers.
Source: Daily Caller