Saturday, 25 November, 2017

Sean Hannity fans boycott Keurig, but will it make a dent?

Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has denied sexual harassment allegations from four women when they were merely teens Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has denied sexual harassment allegations from four women when they were merely teens
Madeline Patrick | 14 November, 2017, 00:54

The hashtag #standwithannity and the variant #istandwithhannity, #boycottkeurig, and #keurig are among the top trending hashtags promoted by these accounts. Hannity and Moore loyalists posted photos of themselves smashing the company's single-serve coffee brewers. Hannity supporters began a fierce campaign of their own, particularly targeting Keurig.

The current rush of companies pulling ads from Hannity's show is related to his recent commentary on the sexual misconduct allegations against Moore, now running for U.S. Senate as a Republican against Democratic challenger Doug Jones.

In the explosive Washington Post story, an Alabama woman accuses Moore of sexually fondling her when she was 14 and he was 32. (Hannity pushed back, saying that if the allegations were true Moore should leave the Senate race.) In response to the criticism, companies like Keurig pulled advertising for Hannity's Fox News show. "We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show", the tweet read.

Not everyone is joining in on destroying perfectly good (and not cheap!) coffee makers, however.

On his radio show that day, Hannity and his executive producer Lynda McLaughlin said some of the accusers said their encounters were "consensual". "I want you to know the decision to communicate our short-term media actions on Twitter was done outside of company protocols".

"Figured I'd let Keurig and all these other companies know we don't believe in your fake outrage being portrayed as some kind of virtual-signaling morality test", one man said in a video posted on Twitter.

European Union autumn forecast bumps up Bulgaria 2017 growth estimate to 3.9%
As a result United Kingdom economic growth is seen slowing to 1.3% in 2018 before slumping to 1.1% in the year of Brexit. Tax revenues in 2018 are predicted to continue growing due strong to real GDP growth, despite a reduction in taxation.

On Monday, Realtor.com deleted an initial tweet about pulling the ads, and Keurig's CEO apologized for "taking sides" in the debate over Moore.

Hannity also advised his viewers and listeners not to "rush to judgment" about the allegations and speculated that Moore's alleged contact with teenagers could've been consensual.

Conservatives have called for yet another frivolous boycott that they will likely come to regret; this time, against the Keurig Green Mountain brand coffee machines.

Keurig was quick to comment on this, by tweeting: "Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention". More than 30 million Keurig coffee machines were sold between 2012-2015 alone, according to company financial statements.

The host's handling of the news coverage received backlash online, and prompted Keurig along with five other sponsors to pull their ads. But the sponsors seemed unlikely to return to "The O'Reilly Factor", the family of Rupert Murdoch, which controls Fox and 21st Century Fox, concluded.

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