Skip to comments.@SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”
Posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT by servo1969
SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device. I plan on getting one. Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.
This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:
Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel. The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.
SodaStream is not alone as a BDS target. We previously have written about Sabra hummus and Aroma Café (and we urged a “BUYcott”).
Ironically, this commercial was banned by CBS during the SuperBowl not because of the BDS movement (which did try to get SodaStream banned) but because it upset certain other advertisers:
Because SodaStream recently began advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show, SodaStream now also is subjected to the secondary boycott run by Media Matters and that assemblage of real and fictitious activists using the banner of “Stop Rush” and “Flush Rush” who seek to win the argument by depriving Limbaugh and other conservatives of platforms.
We wrote about this phenomenon recently, Why is Daily Kos so afraid of some speech competition from the Koch Brothers?
BDS and Stop Rush are joined at the hip, as this Daily Kos post calling for a joint boycott of SodaStream shows:
The usual tactics are being used against SodaStream, tweets from the assemblage of real and fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to make it seem to SodaStream that there is a mass movement behind the boycott, when in fact it is just the usual Media Matters astroturfed Potemkin social media village.
I reached out to SodaStreamUSA to ask its position on the boycott, and whether it would stop advertising.
The response was direct and pretty clear:
“We continue to advertise”
Let’s hope SodaStreamUSA stands strong. The same people who hate SodaStreamUSA for advertising on the No. 1 Talk Radio Show already hate it for being Israeli.
You can’t appease haters.
[BTW, this is the 9000th post published at LI]
And if he is, I hope it is done quickly so that he doesn't suffer.
Look at this BS:
Anonymous people who claim they work at this plant are appearing in pro-Palestinian media and swear they are treated like slaves.
Of course, the usual suspects are rallying around these "poor and oppressed Palestinians."
I bought a SodaStream about 2 yrs ago. Gave it to the kids. They suck.
I never really had the desire to get a SodaStream....we just don’t drink that much soda...but now that I read this story and know it is a company from Israel, I buying one!
I can always sub the red wine for a rum and cola.
I love my SodaStream. Scotch and soda is a basic food group.
Sodastream sucks. Gave it to the grandkids.
A little clarification. lol
Dani Birnbaum is a B School classmate of mine, and a friend. He has a great vision for what he wants to do in his role as the CEO of this company, it is truly greater than his vision of himself (which is all to rare these days). He also has a background as an officer in the Israeli military. I think he is well aware of what the Haters will try to do, and he doesn’t give a rip because he knows he is, in the grand scheme of things, on the right side of the argument. And I am sure he has planned for possible contingencies.
Great product too! We’ve been in on it since he offered us all the chance to beta test the product.
Last time I checked SodaStream is sold at Walmart ... Boycotts are not likely to work...
--and at your local stock brokerage...
What didn’t you like about it? Everyone I know that has one likes it.
What you said. My wife bought one primarily for the grandkids, but I have found my primary use for it is instant Club Soda on demand. Love it.
I love my Soda Stream. You can use it for your own concoctions, also, like chocolate soda, egg cream, etc. The diet soda concentrates are made with splenda, which tastes so much better than store bought diet sodas made with nutrasweet.
I didn’t like the taste of the sodas and the carbonation is horrible. If we didn’t drink it all at one sitting it turned flat and wound up being thrown out. The ‘savings’ just weren’t worth it to us.
Just my personal opinion. I am sure there are thousands (millions?) that disagree with me. (disclaimer). Lol before everyone jumps on me.
Not a nice thing to say about your own kids!/s
I carbonate the water and top of the bottle with 100% fruit juice. The thick stuff, like Naked brand, which is like a puree.
Maybe it was a Freudian slip. Right now my 31 year old, narcissistic kid does suck. The grand kids - NOT. Lol
I’ve been looking for such a device. After living in Europe for 20 years, getting used to drinking bubbly water, and with it drying up in every store we found it in stateside, we shall just use our own filtered water and purchase a SodaStream. As for Aroma Cafe....GREAT PLACE! If you get to Israel, especially Jerusalem, there are several! Great coffee, great meals, great experience! And, if you’ve not had hummus, YUMMMMMMMY! Of course, there are a lot of varieties, and having lived in Turkey for 6 years, I make my own, but hummus is wonderful!
If my wife and I could have skipped the children and just had grandchildren, that would have been great - not that I don’t love my children. Grandchildren are just better.
Here is my husband’s reply...any democrat voter that cannot buy, or figure out how to buy, their own condoms will probably not buy a SodaStream, either. They wouldn’t know how to figure it out to use it!
I purchased mine in 2008. Love it. The diet sodas are carb free and taste very good. Hard to find things Diabetic friendly that taste that good.
Going out today for a refill carbonator at Staples.
I know exactly what you mean.
DH has been talking about Soda Stream forever --I'd like it just to make fizzy water (from my Water Wise, of course).
Now I KNOW we'll buy one -- and support Sabra too! Don't forget to stir it up!!
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
I love my Sodastream.
Of course they are because they belong to someone else and you can send them home when you tire of them........
I LOVE the Sodastream product! Beats lugging home heavy bottles and cans of soda from the store.
Got ours 2 years ago. Will never buy canned or bottled soda for home again.
My wife likes to drink Sodastream cola with her Sabra Hummus.
Oh, but my wife and I have never tired of our grandchildren. Well, with the exception of one. But, then she pretty much destroys nearly all she touches.
yep I understand..we never hear from them unless they need us..
I was interested in trying Sodastream.... but how does it taste?
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Headline is a bit misleading, Bon. It is a boycott of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers. Soda Stream representatives said that they will continue to buy ad time on his show.