Listen to the two-beat sound at the very end of the clip. Reminiscent of the famous "doink-doink" from NBC's" Law & Order," no? Viewers would be forgiven for thinking that the clip [which aired on CNN this morning] was indeed a promo for a TV crime show. Or might it have been an anti-Trump attack ad from the DNC? It's not until the New York Times logo appears at the very end that it's seen to be a commercial for the newspaper, making the explicit commercial pitch ["the truth is worth it"] for an investigative attack on President Trump's finances.
Another day, another left-wing boycott of a company driven by social media users who can’t stand the President. The latest targets were fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle, because billionaire owner Stephen Ross plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump on Aug. 9. Ross also owns the Miami Dolphins.
Liberal billionaire George Soros just wrote the “biggest check” of the 2020 election cycle so far to start his own super PAC. Federal Election Commission filings revealed Soros put $5.1 million into the new Democracy PAC, according to Politico. The July 31 article interpreted Soros’ move as an indication he “may be poised to spend heavily in the 2020 elections.”
Democratic presidential candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NY) proclaimed his support for the “working people” of America, and unveiled his “Workers’ Bill of Rights” July 23. On July 24, the Fox Business Network's Bulls & Bears host David Asman consulted former Small Business Administrator Hector Barreto and others to find out how small businesses would fare under what Asman called de Blasio’s “socialist push against businesses.”
Just as online retailer Amazon hoped to entice millions of its Prime members to spend on Prime Day, CNN launched an attack on “fast, free shipping” for not being environmentally friendly. Senior economics writer Lydia DePillis complained on July 15, that fast shipping, like Amazon’s new Prime Free One-Day option, has a “hidden cost” to the environment. She criticized “America’s addiction to absurdly fast shipping” for pushing retailers to do a “careful dance” to minimize environmental impact without turning off potential buyers.
It would be easy to think Home Depot is only taking flack after liberal, Trump-haters launched a hashtag boycott. Especially judging from the news reports about their boycott. But in fact, influential conservative supporters of the company including Dan Bongino, Pastor Greg Locke, PragerU, Tea Party Patriots’ Jenny Beth Martin, talk show host Joe Pagliarulo and YouTuber Mark Dice all used the hashtag while defending Home Depot. They were just ignored by reports from USA Today, Business Insider and MarketWatch.
No company is safe from the rabid haters of President Donald Trump. Home Depot was the latest company to be reviled on Twitter and threatened with a hashtag boycott after billionaire co-founder Bernie Marcus expressed support for Trump. Yet, Marcus retired from the company more than 15 years ago, according to MarketWatch.
The left have cheered Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) rise in the polls after the Democrat debates. Now they have pronounced her Wall Street’s choice for the 2020 presidential election. Bloomberg reporters Lananh Nguyen and Tyler Pager on July 3 praised Warren for drawing support from a “small but growing circle of senior bankers and hedge fund managers” on Wall Street. They presented Warren as an “acceptable alternative” to left-leaning Wall Streeters, in contrast to the candidates who “trigger their most visceral objections.” Of course, those candidates were President Donald Trump and democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Left-wing Guardian columnist George Monbiot is often unhinged on climate issues. Now he’s blasted Royal Dutch Shell for extracting oil and gas that “will destroy our lives” and calling it a “planetary death machine.” Of course, his oil is evil attitude ignored all that the form of energy did to enable modern civilization’s existence and improve human life.
Hollywood celebrities aren’t the only people upset about recent state efforts to limit abortion. A number of business executives are too. CNN Business writer Jackie Wattles promoted a letter signed by more than 180 business leaders that claimed restricting abortion was “bad for business.” It appeared as a full-page ad in The New York Times. She cited a “growing willingness” by businesses to take a stand on the biggest political issues of the day, but linked only to stories of CEOs embracing left-wing causes or attitudes.
Democratic presidential front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden gave Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal a big bear hug, with the release of his 22-page climate plan June 4. The Atlantic called it a “mini green new deal” and Biden claimed it will create around 10 million jobs while reducing U.S. net-emissions to zero by 2050. Sure. Business leaders have a very different opinion about the economic impact of a Green New Deal.
Even liberal newsrooms have to grapple with economic realities, as Vox Media may be learning.