What is it exactly that Media Matters does again? Because now the organization is going full activist and organizing a protest outside Fox News in New York Wednesday over comments host Tucker Carlson made years and years ago to shock jock Bubba the Love Sponge on his radio show.
In case you missed it, Carlson kicked off his top-rated prime time show Monday night by saying that he has the backing of Fox News and will never bow to the mob (much to the chagrin of CNN’s Brian Stelter). Here’s a link to his opening monologue:
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 12, 2019
PJ Media is reporting that Media Matters isn’t content with another boycott effort; according to their website, the so-called media watchdog group is organizing a protest outside of Fox News headquarters in Manhattan Wednesday:
Now is the time to make our voices heard. Sponsoring Fox News is a choice. When companies advertise on the network, they support bigotry, rank propaganda, and dangerous conspiracy theories.
Fox News executives don’t care. They have done nothing to hold their talent accountable for the toxicity that they regularly spew. To the contrary, bigotry and propaganda are encouraged at Fox. Enough is enough.
Media Matters is trying to hit Fox News during “upfronts,” when networks sell advertising for the year ahead — and considering Carlson’s ratings compared to the competition, advertisers would be foolish to go anywhere else.
So now Media Matters isn’t just a progressive watchdog; it’s gone full MoveOn.
— Debra Heine (@NiceDeb) March 12, 2019
— SheBron (@schultzstan1) March 12, 2019
Of course they do, because Tucker did not tremble at their targeted attack. They have to do something so as not to appear impotent. https://t.co/UQwnljit0S
— Brad Slager – Private Marvel 2nd Class ? ??? (@MartiniShark) March 12, 2019
— von scrappy (@mattis4potus) March 12, 2019
WTF..???? these are the kids who sat and ate paste in the corner in kindergarten.. here they are. L!
— Montero (@MilfyMontero) March 12, 2019
How many homeless people will they pay to show up?
— Sean (@Seanmj55) March 12, 2019
— #YouAreNotInCharge (@PaulWDrake) March 12, 2019
Can they come protest me mowing my yard this evening? I need something to laugh at.
— Kody (@K_MARTmvtx) March 12, 2019
Poor babies. They just can't control their Totalitarian desires.
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) March 12, 2019
Tucker isn’t even located at the NYC location ??
— Evan Maguire (@EMaguire1776) March 12, 2019
I thought attacks on the press were unamerican?
— Churn Dash (@ChurnDashSlash) March 12, 2019
We’re certain hall monitors Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy will condemn this sort of media intimidation.
A for EFFORT, tater! Jim Treacher mocking Brian Stelter who’s all tore UP Fox News didn’t fire Tucker Carlson is PRICELESS https://t.co/1Q5ysb18OM
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 12, 2019