Fair is fair. If the left is going to use activism to shut down what they see as “hate speech” in media, then conservatives have every right to use the same tactics on them.
That’s exactly what the conservative Media Research Center is going to do.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Firms pressed to defend ads on left-leaning Rachel Maddow, Anderson Cooper
Taking a page out of liberal protests targeting Fox News’ “Hannity” show, a top conservative group opened a campaign Wednesday targeting six MSNBC and four CNN political shows for skewing left.
“Today we are putting ten shows, and their major corporate sponsors on notice that we are watching their every move,” said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center.
“We are putting the radical left on notice that we are on to them,” he added.
The targeted shows on MSNBC are “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “All In With Chris Hayes,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” and “AM Joy.”
MRC also hits CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon,” “Reliable Sources,” and “Fareed Zakaria GPS.”…
The group listed the advertisers of each show on its website. “We will be publicly listing the advertisers of these programs and asking them to defend their decision to continue airing ads on these shows. Every time one of their on-air personalities go beyond political commentary and engage in smear and hate, we are going to unleash an army of activists…
Good for them!