Not long ago Parkland activist David Hogg launched a campaign to get companies who advertise on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show to abandon her.
Around two dozen companies caved to the pressure from Hogg and decided to pull their sponsorship from Ingraham’s show.
There were several companies, on the other hand, who bravely decided to stick by the Fox News host’s side and disregard the calls for boycott.
Red Lobster was one of those companies.
The giant seafood chain had a change of heart, and conceded to Hogg the week after Ingraham returned to work.
Prior to reversing their decision, Red Lobster was under constant scrutiny from the Left for refusing to drop Ingraham.
From BizPac Review:
The Wrap noted that ads for Red Lobster stopped appearing during the host’s program last Thursday. Most assume the restaurant ended its sponsorship because of the ongoing boycott against Ingraham by Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting survivor David Hogg.
Days before Red Lobster’s announcement, Twitter users began haranguing the company for continuing to advertise on Ingraham’s show, claiming that it amounted to a tacit endorsement of her alleged “bullying” of Hogg:
Red Lobster must have thought that once they caved to liberal demands their problems would be over.
But they clearly underestimated the power of Conservatives, and the company’s decision to pull out immediately backfired.
For every liberal who chastised Red Lobster before they pulled their ads, twice as many conservatives were quick to call for a boycott after they made their announcement.
#BoycottRedLobster quickly went viral, with customers all across the nation vowing to not give their business to the seafood restaurant.
After Hogg called for a boycott of Ingraham’s show because she pointed out that he had been rejected from multiple colleges, liberal HBO host Bill Maher defended Ingraham.
Only weeks after providing the celebrity school shooting survivors David Hogg and Cameron Kasky with a forum on his popular HBO series, even the radical leftist host Bill Maher believes that the cyberbullying campaign conducted against Laura Ingraham’s sponsors was wrong and hinted that it was un-American.
The demonic little Parkland punk has morphed into a full-blown mouthpiece for the Democratic party and the even more sinister forces that are waging total war against conservative speech and his ability to get so many of the Fox News host’s corporate advertisers to lick his little jackboots was a very disturbing thing to watch. Ingraham was blindsided as cowardly suits in boardrooms quickly caved to Boss Hogg and the barely visible hands making the goosestepping little marionette dance over at the George Soros operation Media Matters.
It was too much for some and even CNN’s Brian Stelter warned of the dangers of such economic terrorist campaigns waged on social media to do in a modern, high-tech way what communists and Nazis did when they sent their goons into newsrooms and businesses.
More from The Hill:
“I want to defend Laura Ingraham,” Maher told the audience. “I know it sounds ridiculous, but it has to do with the Parkland kids and guns and free speech.”
“Again, he is in the arena, and then he calls for a boycott of her sponsors,” Maher continued, referring to Hogg, a student survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in February.
“Really? Is that American?” Maher asked the crowd, several of whom audibly shouted “yes!” in response.
“He complains about bullying? That’s bullying!” the host continued. “I have been the victim of a boycott…I’ve lost a job as a result. It is wrong. You shouldn’t do this by team, you should do it by principle.”
“Boycotting is part of free speech,” shot back former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer (D). “Saying, ‘I don’t want to work with that person. Saying I will not buy a product from that person. That’s speech.'”
And Hogg has shown that ironically that he does care about some rights, at least when they are his own. He is no fan of his school’s recently implemented clear backpack policy.
He has no problem taking guns away from law-abiding Americans but gets royally ticked off when his rights are infringed upon.
In fact, Hogg actually said the clear backpacks violate his constitutional rights.
From Daily Wire:
Hogg claimed that the decision by Democratic Broward County officials violated his “First Amendment rights” as he also cited potential embarrassment for students going through “their menstrual cycle” because of their “tampons and stuff.”
“It’s unnecessary, it’s embarrassing for a lot of the students and it makes them feel isolated and separated from the rest of American school culture where they’re having essentially their First Amendment rights infringed upon because they can’t freely wear whatever backpack they want regardless of what it is,” Hogg said.
“It has to be a clear backpack,” Hogg continued. “What we should have is just more policies that make sure that these students are feeling safe and secure in their schools and not like they’re being fought against like it’s a prison.”
Now, Hogg has an absurd demand for Congress and the White House.
Fast forward to Tuesday afternoon, when Hogg, the defacto leader of this gang of delinquents, jumped into the fray by retweeting what might be one of the dumbest petitions in recent history.
Compiled by some obscure political commentator, the petition demands that both White House staff members and our congressional legislators also be forced to carry clear backpacks:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Florida are now required to only use clear backpacks in an attempt to prevent additional acts of gun violence which tragically took 17 lives in February. That’s right, clear backpacks instead of passing laws to protect these kids.
Well if it’s so logical, let’s see Congress and the White House put a clear briefcase and bag policy in place, too. It’s only fair. …
The clear backpacks will serve as a daily reminder to students that our nationally elected members of Congress and White House occupants refuse to take meaningful action to stop mass murders caused by guns. If the kids have to carry around these clear bags, it only seems fair that those in Congress and White House should, too.
Yes, David. While clear backpacks are definitely a silly idea, members of Congress are by and large not mentally unfit psychopaths like Nikolas Cruz. Sure, they’re liars and crooks – but that’s a separate issue.