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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chalk one up for decency


The far right Goopers feed on nastiness and indecency. It's what gives their lives meaning -- just look at who they support as a POTUS, President Spanky.

But not all Americans can stomach their loathsome behaviors, especially by one of their heros, Laura Ingraham, a particularly repulsive woman who bared her fangs this week by attacking and mocking David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland massacre.

The blowback from her sponsors was immediate and serious, causing Her Fangness to do a mea culpa so she could continue to draw a paycheck and not lose her crappy show.

"Nutrish, the pet food line owned by celebrity chef Rachael Ray, tweeted Thursday that it will no longer advertise during Laura Ingraham’s show after the Fox News host bashed a teen survivor of the Parkland school shooting. 

 'We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program, as the comments she has made are not consistent with how we feel people should be treated,' a spokesman for Nutrish told HuffPost in a statement. 

 Hours later, TripAdvisor and Wayfair followed suit. In a statement to HuffPost, TripAdvisor said Ingraham’s comments crossed “the line of decency”: We believe strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, 'We are better together.' We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy". 

 We do not, however, condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency. As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program. A spokeswoman for Wayfair told HuffPost that Ingraham’s comments were “not consistent with our values.”

"In the spirit of Holy Week," Ingraham decided to apologize. But be assured that next week after giving lip service to "Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself," Her Fangness will be back ripping the throat out of anyone who isn't a slobberingTrumpista.

Ingraham's apology:

Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David...(1/2)

... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.

The question is why are the far right Goopers so out-of-their-minds rabidly angry with these kids? The WaPo gives us some answers:

So what exactly is this cruel form of oppression that has been imposed on conservatives by the Parkland students and their media enablers? 

 Here’s the real difficulty the Parkland students present. It’s not that they’re passionate and surprisingly articulate for their age, though they are. It’s not that they’ve widened the conversation on guns by refusing to accept things the adults have taken as given for years, such as the idea that the NRA is simply too powerful to bother opposing, though they have. 

It’s that they’re too sympathetic. And when a spokesperson is sympathetic, when you attack them personally, you look like a jerk. 

 Despite what conservatives say, no one is going to criticize them when they disagree with the Parkland students on any substantive matter. If Rich Lowry argues that the students are wrong and goes on to explain why the minimum age to buy a rifle should remain at 18, no one will respond, “How dare you disagree with those lovely teenagers?” 

 No, what conservatives are really mad about is that the tactic of demonizing those they disagree with — which is so common in contemporary political rhetoric (on both the right and left) — has, in this case, been taken away from them."



Dear Ms. Ingraham,


Shaw Kenawe said...

From my fb friend, G.G.:

So Laura says she's sorry. Or someone told her to say she's sorry - like the socially irresponsible companies who buy ad time on her horror show. Deplorable? you wanna make jokes about deplorable and pretend you're insulted? Listen, the breath from the sewer, this cesspool vent valve, this putrescent horror trying to sound apologetic is an insult to anything good and true and virtuous and so beyond forgiveness no words can condemn her adequately - at least no any that I can come up with. But actions speak louder than words. How many douche bags can you afford to mail her? Yes, it's difficult to find a home address for her - not surprising, but it has to be somewhere with a deep basement to store the coffin in. You can try her address at XM radio, another enterprise that should have their noses rubbed in her filth XM Satellite Radio Studios.

Ray Cranston said...

Good thing it was Easter or Laura Ingraham would have kept mocking teenage victims of violence all week.