Skip to comments.Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues
Posted on 07/31/2012 6:47:40 PM PDT by KaslinEdited on 08/01/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The manufactured controversy over Chick-Fil-A wont be dying down anytime soon, if media figures get their way.
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated that he was guilty as charged when it came to supporting the traditional family, and commented on a radio show that I think we are inviting Gods judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say: You know, We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.
Thats tantamount to heresy in Hollywood and in New York and D.C. newsrooms. The media have proven themselves in the tank for same sex marriage, and Chick-Fil-A is learning what it means to cross them.
Media Join Fight Against Chick-Fil-A
On July 19, CNN reporter Alison Kosik acknowledged that efforts to boycott Chick-Fil-A are not new, noting that: Its not the first time that people have called for a boycott of the restaurant chain. Lately, however, media outlets have deployed their resources to help the left destroy the Christian chicken chain.
MSNBC host Thomas Roberts declared that any supporter of gay marriage eating at Chick-Fil-A was a Chicken-eating Judas. Dean Reynolds, reporting for CBS This Morning on July 27, declared on air, At Chick-Fil-A, the menu offers up sandwiches, nuggets, and strips, but to critics these days, it also includes a side order of bigotry. ABC also played up the Chick-Fil-A controversy.
San Francisco outlet SFist even linked the sudden death of Chick-Fil-As PR head Donald Perry to the fanatical Westboro Baptist Church, including the phrase God Hates Flacks in a headline.
Politicians supporting Chick-Fil-A also faced the medias wrath and mockery. CNN, introducing a segment showing Sarah Palin eating at Chick-Fil-A, played the song Stupid Girls. (A CNN spokesman claimed the song choice was unintentional.) Gawkers Rich Juzwiak whipped himself into a frenzy over Sarah Palins visit to the chicken chain, snarling: On Friday, Sarah Palin tweeted/Facebooked a picture of herself and her husband in a Chick-Fil-A looking so fucking happy. They're way happier than the oldest gay couple in America on their wedding day. Sarah and Todd are beaming hateful joy. It's really visceral.
Descent into Lunacy
Comedy outlets couldnt resist poking fun at Chick-Fil-A. Jon Stewart made light of the incident on the July 23 Daily Show, snarking: Wow, open your eyes owner of Chick-Fil-A, he said. You are being such an asshole that even Boston wont tolerate you. The Onion published a satirical article about a Chick-Fil-A holding a press conference introducing a new homophobic sandwich called the Queer-Hatin Cordon Bleu.
But several media stories and celebrity responses to the Chick-Fil-A were so bizarre they only looked like comedy.
Unhinged comedienne Roseanne Barr launched anatomically incorrect, expletive-laden broadsides against Chick-Fil-A, ranting: Suck my dick chick filet nazi f---ing pricks and Giving urkds Cancer from processed fast food is child abuse.
The Huffington Post also displayed similarly warped judgment regarding the chicken chain. Dominick Scudera wrote an unfunny satire piece displaying his breathtaking ignorance of the Bible, obliviously concluding his piece: And I thank the Lord that I live in a country where fast food is a place of judgment and where chicken sandwiches bring me closer to the Almighty God.
The Huffington Post also featured Mark Pettits self-righteous five-step plan to stop Chick-Fil-As public relations nightmare. The self-proclaimed crisis communications expert lectured the company: Going forward no anti anything groups (as in anti-gay marriage) should receive funds from the company. Not one cent. Not one chicken biscuit. Instead, he advised the company to donate up to $5 million to build a National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
So, in Petitts mind, the heads of Chick-Fil-A need to explicitly reject the Biblical principles that the company was built upon and alienate the customers who support traditional marriage in order to resolve the crisis. Perhaps the crisis expert should check Facebook. Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee called for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Aug. 1. As of this writing, over 500,000 people have pledged to visit a Chick-Fil-A that day.
Even Huckabees rally in support of the chicken chain drew bizarre media criticism. Washington Post opinion columnist Dana Milbank criticized Huckabee for the move, opining: His defense of the fast-food restaurant will make Chick-Fil-A a fat target in the culture wars and will further divide Americans. Milbank conveniently ignores all the vitriol spewed at the company by the left and the fact that liberal politicians have been gunning for the company, as well.
Free Speech for Me, but
A host of liberal local politicians have railed against Chick-Fil-A, and a few have even threatened to block the restaurant from expanding into their area.
According to the Boston Herald, Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston warned Chick-Fil-A "if they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult -- unless they open up their policies." Menino later backtracked on his comments, but his comments reflect a desire among some politicians to use the power of the state to implement discrimination against Christian companies.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel told the Chicago Sun-Times about his opposition to Chick-Fil-A expansion in Chicago: Chick-Fil-As values are not Chicago values. Theyre not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. If youre going be part of the Chicagocommunity, you should reflect Chicago values. Ironically, Emanuel invited anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to the city, perhaps as an expression of Chicago values.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee even threatened the restaurant chain to stay away from San Francisco in speech reminiscent of a gangster, tweeting: Closest Chick-Fil-A to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.
In Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray called it hate chicken and said hed oppose the company if it wanted to expand in D.C. (Chick-Fil-A has no such plans.)
City mayors were not the only local politicians to declare war on Chick-Fil-A. Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno has declared his intention to deny Chick-Fil-A building permits in his ward. Philadelphia Councilman Jim Kenney also told Cathy to take a hike, and take your intolerance with you."
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn expressed her desire to remove Chick-Fil-A from the New York University campus. In a letter addressed to NYU President John Sexton, she demanded: "Let me be clear, I do not want establishments in my city that hold such discriminatory views. We are a city that believes our diversity is our greatest strength and we will fight anything and anyone that runs counter to that."
Even reliably liberal columnists and broadcasters blasted these politicians moral stands. Salons Glenn Greenwald declared these moves to be dangerous attacks on free speech. Huffington Post contributor Tracy Baim asserted that we all have a right to be stupid and offensive. Whoopi Goldberg criticized the effort to punish Chick-Fil-A on The View, declaring. If you dont like what theyre doing, dont go. But dont step on their right anybodys right to have an opinion. This is still America.
Not if Lee Fang of far-left magazine The Nation has his way. He took Greenwald and other Chick-fil-A defending liberals to task, saying their defense unwittingly defends corporate personhood.
The media rabidly defend any sacred cow of the left, such as Planned Parenthood or gay marriage, and will not tolerate any voices to the contrary. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat pointed out the view of the left: If you want to fine Catholic hospitals for following Catholic teaching, or prevent Jewish parents from circumcising their sons, or ban Chick-Fil-A in Boston, then dont tell religious people that you respect our freedoms. Say what you really think: that the exercise of our religion threatens all thats good and decent, and that youre going to use the levers of power to bend us to your will.
It is difficult to disagree with Douthats assessment for the media and for certain liberal politicians, religious freedom is trumped by the newfound freedom to marry. And they will brook no dissent, bashing any organization which disagrees with their views.
Ryan Robertson contributed to this report.
And my patronage of Chick-Fil-A continues.
There is a Chick Fil-A opening near my employer soon and I plan to be having lunch there.
I am no prude or busybody, but political correctness seeks state sanction of certain behaviors that most people have no desire to know about or engage in. You want to do somethign about it? Eat at Chick Fil-A at least once a week.
The commie lib homosexuals will never stop until the last Christian is fed to the lions.
The media have proven themselves in the tank for same sex marriage, and Chick-Fil-A is learning what it means to cross them.
I bet Chick Fil A’s business is wahy up while J.C Penny’s is down.
Maybe JC Penney should see what happens to those who get on the fag bandwagon.
As Michael Savage coined long ago, two terms apply here.
They are the Gay Mafia or the Brownshorts. Take your pick of evil.
Chick Fil A opening tomorrow a few miles from me. Going to the grand opening =]
“Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues”
Who cares. When you meet CNN or MSNBC nazis, wait for them to enter the parking lot and kick their asses.
We’re at war. Start acting like it.
I’m living on a shoestring. Tapping my savings way to soon. I never eat out! But I will be a Chick Fill A tomorrow for lunch!
I am so tired of our government-run media singling-out the news items which best serve their King 0bama and RAMMING THEM DOWN OUR THROATS 24/7.
Allen West Mocks Chicago Dems During Visit: I Came Here To Open A Chick-Fil-A
“Manufactured controversy.” True dat. And gee whiz... it just happens to be an election year!
The Soviets could’ve only dreamed of a propoganda machine like the modern-day American MSM.
I’m glad that this war on Chick-Fil-A was declared and I hope it continues - because it is revealing the liberal agenda plainly, without any concealment of the brutality of its features. And it is awakening the opposition finally, which is going to do more to set the gay agenda back than anything has thus far. It was time to clear the air, way past time...
1; Just goes to show how heavily the gays are concentrated in our media.
2; When those who scream the loudest that they be tolerated while at the same time refuse to tolerate others is a perversion of tolerance.
Dana Milbanks’ approach is fascinating. “If you’re not with us, you’re divisive.”
“The commie lib homosexuals will never stop until the last Christian is fed to the lions.”
In America, Christians nowadays are generally armed to the teeth, totally unlike Rome 2000 years ago;)
Be prepared for long lines. A lot of chickens are going to die for a good cause tomorrow LOL.
I know the two that live in my house are.
We are now 22 strong(in individual cars) and will support our Chick-fil-A’s en mas. It’s gonna look like the days of the draft downtown N.Y,
Lee Fang's bogus reporting against the Koch brothers was so thoroughly and embarrassingly debunked by the Powerline guys a few months back that he is effectively a non-entity now.
I walked passed Chick-fil-a today in the mall in my city and business was BOOMING. Screw the Left and screw the media.
Chick-fil-a is going to break some sales records.
Yep. Hang in there Chik-fil-A and owners; this existence is temporal but eternity is forever.
“A nation that turns its back on God will not long endure” - Jim Robinson
King James Version (KJV)
27 And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the Lord:
28 And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
King James Version (KJV)
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
Hell hath no fury like an angry poof.
Actually, I think the Soviets really did dream up the modern American msm.
Yep, taking the family to CFA tomorrow.
My family expects long lines but we will wait to eat at chick..yum yum
Tapping my savings way too soon.
I'm tapped out.
I never eat out!
But I will be a Chick Fil A tomorrow for lunch!
I won't. The nearest is 65 miles away. I simply can't afford the gas.
But when one opens in my city on August 16th, I'll be in line!
I hope this continues at a white hot level until every heterosexual in America has had a chance to read/see the antics of Rosanne Barr, Rich Juzwiak, etc. Let them see what obscene children the queer covens are.
Remember, they comprise, at best, just 2% of the population.
Hear! Hear! This is what I've been saying to my friends since I first read Dan Cathy's remarks early last week. The Cathy family has honored their God and his faithfulness, and the anti-Christian Left has exposed its own intolerance for the evil hatred that it is. Let the media spin away; the Truth has a power all its own - and the Cathys fear the eternal God more than they fear mortal men.
It was time to clear the air, indeed!
I wish there was a Chick Fil A in my home town.
Flame away, I know it's not in the spirit of the crowd right now but it's true. This is why bad is bad
The MSM will keep beating their drums on `global warming’ and for the boycott and for Obama, and against such things as fast food, evil guns and SUVs, and the American people will keep standing in lines for Chick-fil-A, guns and SUVs.
“you masters of men plan the wars and point the way and we will point the gun.”
Johnnie Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo
What they don’t understand is once the Christians are gone.. The Muslims will feed THEM to the lion..
Looks like the interlopers & invaders on Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day (that’s tomorrow, folks) will consist not only of militant straight-hating faggies, but zombified media people as well.
If somebody sticks a mike or cam in your face, they’re not your friend. A little hook-ankle ju-jitsu might even the odds.
That’s what happens when you live in a box, you remain ignorant of Chick-fil-A employees, for example.
Welcome to Nazibama America. THe pogroms must begin and any association with them will be punished.
How far will they go? All the way if we do not have guns.
"It's kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: theyd go into little Turkish towns somewhere, theyd find the first five guys theyd run into, and theyd crucify them and then, you know, that town was really easy to manage over the next few years."
“I am no prude or busybody, but political correctness seeks state sanction of certain behaviors that most people have no desire to know about or engage in.”
My tagline and I agree.
King James Version (KJV)
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
“I won’t. The nearest is 65 miles away. I simply can’t afford the gas.”
Mine is a half mile from my house. Don’t care how long I have to stand in line. Last time I was there, months ago, there were three service mine behind me in line. I bought their lunches, and thanked them for their service to our country. Couldn’t really afford it, but it seemed the right thing to do. Nice guys!
If we stay behind the Cake Maker in Colorado, Chick-Fil-A nationwide, and any others that pop up in the future as the Texas TEA Party shoved it up the keester of the GOPe tonight, we can shove it up the keester of the MSM tomorrow.
It’s up to us, and sticking with our beliefs. No compromise.
Let them keep complaining and I will have to keep deciding.
The Ice Dream is definitely not a problem.
This is political thuggery by elected officials... but then again we are talking about today's Democrats.
My experience was even the MUSLIMS were supporting Chick Fil A. I was surprised that we stood in agreement about the traditional idea of a family. Boy the gay community and the W.H, sure have picked a strange place to start a cultural war. Poor Chickens are REALLY doing to suffer. Eat More Cows....
They were pretty militant back in the day as well:
King James Version (KJV)
5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.