Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Liberal Website Refuses Trump Advertisement

Nice that it cost them money, though

The "safe space" where college students retreat when ideas make them uncomfortable has come to American journalism:

    Buzzfeed has reportedly backed out of a million-dollar advertising deal with the Republican National Committee because showing ads for Donald Trump hurts the feelings of the website’s wimpy employees.

    Politico obtained an email founder and CEO Jonah Peretti sent to Buzzfeed employees Monday morning, detailing why the site was turning down the $1.3 million deal.

    “Since signing this advertising deal [in April], Donald Trump, as you know, has become the presumptive nominee of his party,” wrote Peretti. “The tone and substance of his campaign are unique in the history of modern US politics.”“Trump advocates banning Muslims from traveling to the United States, he’s threatened to limit the free press, and made offensive statements toward women, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and foreign nationals.”

    “The Trump campaign is directly opposed to the freedoms of our employees in the United States and around the world and in some cases, such as his proposed ban on international travel for Muslims, would make it impossible for our employees to do their jobs,” he continued.

This is what millennial journalism looks like. But if Buzzfeed is so worried about candidates that are averse to American values we have some suggestions for them.

It's true that some of Trump's policies are constitutionally problematic. But is he any worse than Bernie Sanders, who celebrated a Communist USSR that pointed thousands of nuclear weapons at the United States? Are his statements any worse than Hillary Clinton's shady dealings with totalitarian Arab regimes that treat women like dogs and deny religious freedom to minorities.

A truly principled organization would examine these issues and apply their new standards across the board. But Buzzfeed isn't a principled organization. It's a cat meme website masquerading as a serious news organization, run by loony left-wing millennials.  The thing about shameless, loony liberals is that they're incapable of feeling a shred of guilt about their obvious hypocrisy. Sean Davis of the Federalist did the best job of highlighting this hypocrisy:

The left believes in free speech to the extent that it advances left wing secular morality. All ideas deserve a fair hearing when left-wing ideas like gay marriage are accepted by a small minority of Americans. But the moment left-wing ideas gain some popular momentum, competing ideas and perspectives no longer have any value. They become "wrong," and those that hold them "evil."

Buzzfeed is well within its rights to deny RNC funding over their moral disagreement with Donald Trump. It would be nice if they recognized that other American businesses have the same right.



Bird of Paradise said...

What else can we ever expect from a a liberal media thats p loyal demacratic bootlickers

Anonymous said...

Buzzfeed is a private entity and should be able to chose who it enters into commercial arrangements with.
Of course, it would be nice if their principles were applied consistently.

Stan B said...

Liberal Logic 101: Refusing service over deeply held religious beliefs? Evil. Refusing service over vague feelings of unease? Principled opposition!

Anonymous said...

It is well beyond time to challenge the left in universities, the media and politics for the socialist ideas. That's what amuses me about the surprise in the media about the rise of Trump. Mainstream America which has been ignored by the media for decades is paying the price. It is time they awoke from the their leftist dream and faced looked at reality. Trump will win because he has swept the curtain of PC aside and people can see the truth for what it is. The leftist billionaires in Silicon Valley want cheap labor for their remnants of manufacturing or their IT centers. As long as they make money they don't care about the workers. The cheaper the better. Illegals are best because they can't complain. Trump knows this and is getting the union onside.

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Call it BUZZARD FEED becuase its Brain Dead and only worth to feed the Buzzards

Anonymous said...

Business must be good if you can knock back a deal worth $1.3M based on vague moral ethics. It would be the first time Buzzfeed ever associated with ethics. I hope it gave them a warm fuzzy feeling because that's all they will get out of it.