For years, Glenn Beck has been a vocal opponent of boycotts, a position most likely rooted in the fact that it was a sustained effort to convince advertisers not to support his program that ultimately brought his Fox News show to an end.
But, in recent years, Beck’s principled opposition to boycotts seems to have shifted and today he and his co-hosts held a long discussion of the merits of them, prompted by NBC’s decision to cut ties with Donald Trump.
While co-host Stu Burguiere maintained the position that launching a boycott is nothing more than an attempt to shut down the free speech of others, Beck and co-host Pat Gray asserted that conservatives are the “good kids” who never raise a ruckus while those on the left are the troublemakers who get all the attention from corporations.
Perhaps it is time for conservatives to begin to launch boycotts of their own, Beck said, especially now that companies like Disney are lighting up landmarks in celebration of gay marriage … and making films about Charles Darwin!
“Boycotts work and we have created a vacuum. We do nothing,” Beck said. “Let me give you this story, they’re doing a new movie, kind of an Indiana Jones swashbuckling spirit of a five year voyage in 1831 on ship H.M.S. Beagle to the coastline of South America to find and follow the man who made discoveries that made him one of the most influential figures in human history.”
“Wow, this sounds like a swashbuckling thriller that we are going to have to take our families to see,” Beck said sarcastically. “Doesn’t it sound great? It’s Charles Darwin. It’s the story of Charles Darwin and so we’re going to find out how exactly he came up with the idea, made the discoveries that brought him to the theory of evolution. Thank you, Disney! That’s fantastic.”