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Ace Hardware Running Back To Laura Ingraham Because Whiny Bitches Don’t Build Sheds Is A Victory For Freedom Of Speech

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Huffington Post

Ace Hardware has reportedly decided to resume advertising on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News talk show, a week after announcing it would quit ads with the conservative commentator.  A spokeswoman for the hardware chain told The Wrap the company had “incomplete information” when it decided to stop advertising on “The Ingraham Angle.” Ace was among numerous companies that fled Ingraham’s show after she mocked David Hogg, a survivor of the February mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

“Advertising on any network or show, is in no way an endorsement from Ace of the content contained or spoken within that program,” the Ace spokeswoman said in a statement. 

“We appreciate the different points of view from our customers, and believe people should be treated with respect and civility. … At this time, we have not altered our current media schedule; however, we regularly review our media strategy.”

The Ace flip-flop comes after other Ingraham advertisers, including Red Lobster, Blue Apron and SlimFast, announced that their ads will no longer appear on her program. The advertisers abandoned Ingraham’s show after she tweeted that Parkland teenager Hogg, a high school senior, was “whining” about rejections from four California colleges: 

A week ago, an unnamed Ace spokeswoman confirmed “we do not have any plans to nationally advertise on Ingraham’s show in the future,” according to The Wrap. 

People on social media quickly vented their outrage with Ace’s reversal, with some vowing to boycott:

https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/status/984748147367964673

Who would’ve guessed that a bunch of whiny SJW’s wouldn’t be regular customers at a do it yourself hardware store? I figured these people were building sheds and doing kitchen redesigns. Let this be a lesson to all advertisers – the mob doesn’t buy shit. They’re cheap fucks with no jobs and no money. They don’t actually matter and neither does their faux outrage. The silent majority still supports free speech and free commerce and doesn’t care where a company advertises so long as they provide a quality product at a fair price.

Can’t tell you how happy this makes me. I’ve never watched Laura Ingraham’s show. I don’t even know what channel Fox News is on Dish Network, nor do I care because I’m too busy watching sportball or Nat Geo most of the time.

But this was so important for free speech and freedom in general. The fact of the matter is that the Second Amendment isn’t nearly as under attack as the First Amendment. Your guns aren’t going anywhere. Your speech is. Western countries like Canada and Germany have “hate speech” laws that outlaw criticizing certain protected groups. Canada can force you use certain speech by mandating certain pronoun use for mentally unbalanced individuals. The speech police will argue that you still have your First Amendment rights to say whatever you please, but the fact of the matter is that you really don’t. The government is not regulating your speech, but the mob is. And when you let the mob decide what you can and cannot say, that’s a dangerous, dangerous precedent to set.

Laura Ingraham’s show could not survive without sponsors. She’s not a Nazi, she’s just a far right winger. And she has a right to be a far right winger, just as Rachel Maddow has the right to be the exact opposite. She pointed out that David Hogg was being a whiny little bitch by projecting to his 750,000 followers about how unfair it was that he wasn’t getting into UCLA and other colleges. Laura Ingraham called him whiny for doing so. He then used his platform to order a HARASSMENT, not a boycott, a HARASSMENT campaign against her advertisers. Businesses can deal with boycotts, because most of David Hogg’s followers weren’t buying things from them anyway. But the harassment is what gets them. After fielding thousands of phone calls while they’re trying to conduct business, a lot of these sponsors probably decided it was a distraction and they just didn’t want to deal with it anymore.

She then apologized to David Hogg, but instead of just being an adult (because he’s not an adult, despite the media treating him like one) and accepting her apology and moving on, he declined it and called for more harassment. Because David Hogg is a selfish child who adults are using as a pawn to push their agenda. And these adults are too gutless to tell him he’s wrong for doing this, and they lack the foresight to see how this could affect them in the future.

It’s a dangerous precedent to set, yet many on the left were embracing it with open arms. Because ultimately these people have no principals. They’re happy to see someone they disagree with suffer. But what happens when the mob decides that something Jake Tapper says is hate speech? CNN, or any other network could be the mob’s next victim. This is not something anyone who enjoys free speech should be championing.

Not everyone on the left embraces this though, and some are many are smart enough to see this. Like Bill Maher, who actually had David Hogg on his show last month:

“If you’re gonna be out there in the arena and make yourselves the champions of this cause, people are going to have the right to argue back. Maybe she shouldn’t have said that

“He complains about bullying – THAT is bullying. We shouldn’t do this by team, we should do this by principal.”

Gotta love Elliot Spitzer, a man who used his money and influence as governor of New York to exploit sex workers:

“Boycotting is part of free speech.”

Bitch, this isn’t a boycott. Rosa Parks boycotted the busses by not riding on them. Ya know what she didn’t do? She didn’t start a newsletter and tell people to call up the Montgomery bus depot thousands of times a day and tell them they’re not riding the bus until they integrate.

“This is the modern day of cutting off free speech. I’m not saying this is a violation of the First Amendment. This is an end-around the First Amendment. 

More importantly, advertising on a blog, newspaper, TV show, or any other media outlet does not mean that you are endorsing all of the opinions and views on that platform. The entire point of advertising is to be seen by the most amount of people for the best price you can find. And the fact of the matter is that Fox News gets very good ratings, so advertisers would be moronic not to advertise there.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott worked because black people made up a large portion of bus riders, and it hurt the city economically by not riding for a year. If these people want to not shop at certain advertisers that’s their right. If there’s enough of them that it hurts these company’s sales, then they’ll reconsider advertising where they are.

But the fact of the matter is that it doesn’t hurt companies by advertising on Fox News. It helps them. Because lots of people watch Fox News and support Laura Ingraham and like chain hardware stores because they’re cheaper.

Nice to see a victory for freedom.

23 Comment(s)
  • SMH
    April 17, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Never seen Ingraham, but annoying kid is a snotty bitch. I will try even harder to buy from my local Ace than illegal immigrant Depot.

  • Henry
    April 17, 2018 at 2:18 am

    As much as I agree politically with you, Turtleboy, you’re being highly, highly hypocritical here. You literally post phone numbers and encourage harassment on a regular basis.
    I support your perspective 95% of the time, but I won’t co-sign hypocrisy.

  • PJ
    April 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Laura Ingraham is a fucking cunt. She’s not a victim and this isn’t about free speech (hint: she has a show on a major network). Stop whining.

  • David H.
    April 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Watch me sniff condoms and eat a Tide pod.
    Watch me sniff Tide pods and eat condoms.

    Pencil neck.

  • Screw PC
    April 16, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Fuck moonbats. They’re almost as scared of tools as they are of an ass-kicking. Those fucking homos call AAA to change a tire. We really give a fuck that leftists don’t shop at Ace? Ace doesn’t sell strapons, you fucking cuck pillow biting liberal spuzz catchers. Ace is now the official store of Americans. Fuck off and go to France, faggots.

    • Sloppy
      April 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

      Now who can argue with that? I think we’re all indebted to Gabby Johnson for clearly stating what needed to be said.
      I’m particularly glad that these lovely children were here today to hear that speech.
      Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, it expressed a courage little seen in this day and age!

  • enough
    April 16, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Can’t stand David Hogg. He was not shot at. What about Anthony Borges? The 15 year old who was shot 5 times blocking a classroom door where multiple children were behind. That is a hero. That is who I want to hear from. Not some little know it all, know nothing fag.

  • Sharon Peters
    April 16, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Man, I can not stand this kid. I’m embarrassed for him. Welp, off to Rocky’s Ace to buy some stuff….

  • pro trump
    April 16, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    love that ingram is anti fag proud to shop at ace
    fuck faggots!!!!!!!

    • Eminem
      April 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Hate fags, the answer’s yes.

  • 16 year olds don't make laws
    April 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Laura Ingraham is the smartest one in the room.

  • Hughbo Mont
    April 16, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Calling “The Hogg” a whiner is bullying???? Since when is criticism bullying? (that was a rhetorical question)

  • Kevin Lynch
    April 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    So does this mean that ace hardware will be a San margolis free zone?

  • David Hogglicker
    April 16, 2018 at 11:38 am

    The best part of Turtleboy is the click bait at the bottom of the article with Salma Hayek and her funbags.

    Sometimes Laura Ingraham has bad judgement. I like her, but she’s never going to win an argument when she tells LeBald James, to “shut up and dribble.”

    This Hogglicker needs a slap.

    Ace rocks by the way. Best customer service. So convenient. You pay more but the quality is high

  • Maggie the Cat
    April 16, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Thanks, Turtleboy, for letting me know this. I’ll be buying something at Ace Hardware this week when I do my shopping. And I’ll tell them I’m spending money with them because they (again) will be sponsoring Laura Ingraham,

    • Fred
      April 16, 2018 at 11:37 am

      Thankfully David What’s-His-Names 15 minutes are finally up.

  • Sloppy
    April 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    The average liberal couldn’t swing a hammer without hurting himself, let alone hang drywall or put a dimmer switch in, and I think the board at Ace realized that the boycott was an empty threat.

  • Father Whyat Hurts
    April 16, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Laura Anne Ingraham is a time honored deciphel of the Pincha Stool Vishnu faith. She has been showing love for years through her love-salad eating prowess. We have a golden salad plate in our Hal l of Fame cabinet with one of our most prized stools resting upon it. What other church has a Laura Anne Ingraham love nuggest on display? I say to you, come over to the light, bring your salad plate, and show others how to love the right way (with obligatory hummer of course.) To qoute Miss Hurts, Father Whyat Hurts wife, “I taught you well, I love you!” I think Laura could be fine asset to the Turtle audience if given the proper tools, time to consume, and ability to give back to the community!

    • Joe Luke
      April 16, 2018 at 10:50 am

      Are you mentally ill or is it just Democrat nonsense spewing? Low info voter indeed. You are just plain retarded.

      • Q. Keen Simpson
        April 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

        I think one of his personalities got a free rosewood pen from the T&G before he started this two girls and a cup stuff.

    • bigdaddy
      April 16, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Can you translate that from moron to English for us

  • Leonardo
    April 16, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I don’t care what your politics are, Ingraham is an asshole. Period.

    • Ramon
      April 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      “Wahhh I want everybody to be nice and agree with me.”

      – You, probably

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