For years, left-wing activists have intimidated media companies that employ conservative hosts while the progressive media companies have been immune from challenges from the political right.
In 2009, Color of Change – a progressive black activist group – pressured companies not to advertise on the then Glenn Beck program on Fox News. The group claimed its advocacy resulted in about 300 advertisers to end their sponsorship of Beck’s show and the organization applauded Beck’s departure from Fox News.
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Fox News have also been targeted by the political left.
The time has come for conservatives to fight fire with fire and combat the progressive media that pollutes public opinion.
Tea Party grassroots activists must use the free market to send a message to media companies that they will no longer allow their money to support progressive hosts that insult their values and openly manipulate the news.
Join our effort at StopComcast.com.
My Townhall.com commentary, “Grassroots Coalition Takes on Comcast,” describes FreedomWorks’ effort urging Comcast cable TV customers to change providers, keeping their money from supporting salaries of MSNBC hosts such as Al Sharpton.
For too long, progressive special interests have been manipulating the news to damage free market and liberty-minded candidates and elected officials. Further, they use mass media as a pedestal from which they attack the principles that conservative Americans cherish.
Possibly the worst offender is Comcast, the largest cable company in the country and owner of NBCUniversal – the parent company of NBC News and MSNBC. Comcast is a media empire, whose business model includes both media content and delivery. What this means is that you, the cable customer, don’t just watch shows, you’re also paying the salaries of liberal talking heads like Al Sharpton and Ed Schultz.