March 28, 2018
The Left has successfully deputized some of the world’s largest corporations into policing the speech of their political opponents.
Liberals have made its corporations’ responsibility to enforce content limits on public speech by leveraging their power into advertisers and as platforms.
As advertisers, companies are now expected to guarantee they won’t finance speech liberals deem outside of acceptable discourse. In practice, this means blacklisting right-of-center voices ruled to have crossed the line.
Liberal activist groups sought to cut off financial revenue streams to conservative and right-of-center voices — like Fox News host Sean Hannityand Breitbart News — by pressuring advertisers into boycotting them over perceived offensive statements.
Left-wing group Media Matters has been waging boycott wars against Fox News for years. Media Matters led a successful boycott campaign to defund Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in April 2017, following a series of sexual harassment accusations against the longtime host. Fox News fired O’Reilly after his advertisers fled the show in droves.
This article was posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:01 am