We have a two-fer for the latest Bryan Fischer Award: right wing radio host Janet Parshall and Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center. Gainor went on Parshall’s radio show recently to talk about the Chick-Fil-A situation and they actually claimed that conservatives don’t like boycott and only do them very rarely:
Gainor: This is a line in the sand for everybody listening, for every American right now: what country do we want to have, do we want to have people just say ‘well I don’t like what you believe so we’re going to destroy your business’?
Parshall: Exactly. Dan let me pick up on that point because I think it’s a great one. Paradoxically, in the midst of this brouhaha with Chick-fil-A comes the announcement that Amazon.com CEO and his wife give $2.5 million to Washington state for the same-sex marriage battle going on there. I tell you what, I get an awful lot of press releases all day long and I’m still waiting, I have yet to hear a Christian group that’s saying we’re going to boycott Amazon.com because their founder and CEO has decided to make a multimillion dollar contribution to battle against something that I happen to hold dear and believe in. So this tactic, unfortunately, seems to be one sided, on the one hand I guess I can understand it, and on the other hand, it’s just not the way Christians behave in the marketplace.
Gainor: Conservatives generally are against boycotts. We’ll boycott occasionally for something that’s really extreme. But we accept that people have different values and different opinions, that’s called democracy, we tend to like that and like our Constitution and like our freedom of speech.
Parshall: I couldn’t agree more.
There’s so much bullshit in there we should call it gastral projection. For crying out loud, the wingnuts have so many boycotts going at any given time that they can’t keep up with them. They’re still trying to boycott JC Penney just for hiring Ellen Degeneres to do commercials for them. That’s what counts as something “really extreme” that demands a boycott. Indeed, Right Wing Watch points to boycotts launched or supported by the Media Research Center and Concerned Women for America, where Parshall used to work.
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