I have said it many times here on FTVLive, I am not a fan of advertiser boycotts.
If you don’t like a person or show on TV, don’t watch it. But, telling companies that they should pull their ads seems to be over the line.
But, that is what is happening to businesses that are/were advertising on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show.
I personally think that Carlson’s show is awful, hateful and really does not add anything to society. So, I don’t watch his show, but I do think that any company that wants to place an ad on his show should do so.
But over a dozen companies have pulled their ads, mainly because viewers are demanding them to do so.
Fox News released a new statement about the boycott and they are standing behind Carlson:
"We cannot and will not allow voices like Tucker Carlson to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts from the likes of Moveon.org, Media Matters and Sleeping Giants. Attempts were made last month to bully and terrorize Tucker and his family at their home. He is now once again being threatened via Twitter by far left activist groups with deeply political motives. While we do not advocate boycotts, these same groups never target other broadcasters and operate under a grossly hypocritical double standard given their intolerance to all opposing points of view.”
I agree with what FNC is saying, but I’m not sure I would say that Carlson is being “censored” since he still is on the air spewing his hate.
But, as to advertiser boycotts, I agree with Fox News on this.