I don’t write the rules, folks. I don’t. This has been going on for a while now. The left, via the government, harasses contractors in California demanding to know if state contractors have supported the NRA. Local governments, sometimes supported by Democrat state officials, block Chick-Fil-A because of its owners’ personal Christian faith. CNN, the Daily Beast, and other outlets harass private American citizens for their political choices. Progressive activists demand corporations stop advertising on Fox and conservative talk radio.
Again, I don’t make the rules. The left clearly does and President Trump is playing by those rules. On Twitter, President Trump is urging people to complain to AT&T or boycott AT&T over news coverage at CNN the President thinks is unfair.
Heck, AT&T now owns Warner Media, which is threatening to boycott Georgia because of pro-life legislation.
In these times, with the standards set by the left, the President calling for the ruination of AT&T if it does not change things at CNN is just par for the course. Journalists outraged about this have already ceded the ground by holding their fire on Democrat public officials harassing, opposing, and bullying conservative organizations, private businesses, and individuals that are not down with the leftwing agenda.
You may think this is all bad. I personally do. But you can’t really blame the President and Trump supporters for seeing how the left operates and stealing from their playbook. If anything, the President should escalate this fight with AT&T. The company wanted Warner so badly, the President should make them regret it.
As much as I like CNN, until Republicans do reciprocal politically motivated damage to a corporation over political leanings as the left has done, the left and the press will have no reason to question their own hostility towards private enterprise not aligned with the progressive agenda.