Is MSNBC the new Chick-fil-A?
I don’t mean they’re incredibly polite or serve up delicious things people crave. I’m talking about getting boycotted.
On Saturday, movie star John Cusack encouraged his 1.5+ million Twitter followers to lay off the MSNBC due to their unfair coverage of 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders.
Your rich Uncle Bernie — who wants to transition America into the favored economic system of the Nazis — has been getting a bum deal in John’s view.
And here’s how:
“To be clear MSNBC, you did this to yourself, no one made you parade neocons [and] neoliberal pundits to slander [and] smear a people’s movement that you KNOW is not radical but a return to FDR politics.”
It’s not radical to take away capitalism and replace it with socialism?
John concluded with, “I’ll just leave this here. #BoycottMSNBC.”
Be clear MSNBC
You did this to yourself no one made you parade neocons & neoliberal pundits to slander & smear a people’s movement that you KNOW is not radical but a return to FDR politics @BobSmith4152: I'll just leave this here. #BoycottMSNBC pic.twitter.com/NsIdnbfthT”
— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 24, 2019
The actor — who was featured in the great Say Anything, the interesting Identity, the praised Being John Malkovich, the beloved High Fidelity…and let’s not forget Hot Tub Time Machine — is quite the politically-outspoken entertainer.
Feast your eyes:
— John Cusack (@johncusack) July 24, 2019
what are the chances Red State maga crowd understand their Senators are conducting a Kangaroo court for someone who is going to screw them for the benefit the elite Country Club Crowd
— John Cusack (@johncusack) September 27, 2018
And there was this:
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 26, 2017
But politically he's dead in water-a metaphor-
like resistance pics – "yr dead get yourself buried" a line from sweet smell of success
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 26, 2017
He’s surely pleased as punch over impeachment:
serious stuff – he’s batshit crazy – https://t.co/jzaVyLIJd1
— John Cusack (@johncusack) November 12, 2017
I suppose we’ll need someone to take the reigns from Mike Pence after the President is pushed out the back door, and Bernie’s John’s guy.
Therefore, Cusack’s not happy with the Peacock mocking the revolution — seen in his post’s montage.
Is MSNBC losing its coolness? On Saturday — the same day as John’s tweeted airfist — I covered presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s boycott of the outlet.
During Wednesday night’s debate, Andrew got the short end of the stick.
The majority of the candidates spoke for more than 10 minutes; Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer didn’t. In last place: Andrew, with 6 minutes and 48 seconds.
So when it comes to MSNBC, as far as Yang’s concerned, who needs ’em?
Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend – and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates’. They think we need them. We don’t.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) November 23, 2019
A Fox boycott championed in the public square is nothing new. But to have notable Democratic voices cutting off the most left-wing network on television is something of a Halley’s Comet rarity.
And it isn’t just them.
Here’s the strategy at @MSNBC:
Be amazed when Trump wins re-election in a landslide.
Instead I think I’ll just #BoycottMSNBC
— Dennis Potvin (@DennisPotvinDem) November 24, 2019
Complaints over major media outlets' coverage of candidates like Yang and Sanders reminds me of this hilarious report from Jon Stewart about Ron Paul during the 2012 election #BoycottMSNBC pic.twitter.com/UlHE4iYngk
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) November 24, 2019
6) Present lobbyists and security state spooks as fair and impartial "experts" without disclosing their agenda and bias. https://t.co/CeWZHqyEgy
— Belle Morte (@BelleMorte2631) November 24, 2019
— Eric 🧢☂️ (@lunchboxtherapy) November 24, 2019
Enjoy it while it lasts. And if you’re of a similar mind, feel free to support Bernie and Andrew by, I guess, watching Fox.
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