Confirming what we already knew


Congress had a hearing on white nationalism and social media — and the social media commentary was immediately overrun with Nazis. Is anyone surprised? I tried to imagine a swarm of alt-right Nazi fuckwits trying to exercise some restraint, and I knew it was impossible and that they’d rush right in to shoot themselves in the foot, the thigh, the head.

Speaking of unsurprising outcomes, the Tucker Carlson show has been bleeding advertisers, but they aren’t quite all gone. If you’re interested, here’s a list of the die-hards still trickling money into his program.

  • PODS or Portable on Demand Storage – a moving and storage company founded in 1998 and based in Florida.
  • Reputation Defender – an online reputation management company, founded in 2006.
  • Roman – a men’s health company, founded in 2017 and based in New York City.
  • My Pillow USA – a pillow manufacturing company, founded in 2004 and based in Minnesota.
  • Nutrisystem – a commercial provider of weight loss products and services, founded in 1972 and based in Pennsylvania.
  • Sandals Resorts – an operator of resorts for couples in the Caribbean, founded in 1981 and is part of parent company Sandals Resorts International.
  • Ark Encounter – a creationist Noah’s Ark theme park in Kentucky that was opened in 2016.
  • DealDash – bidding fee auction site, founded in 2009 with its headquarters in Finland and the U.S.
  • American Petroleum Institute – a trade association for the oil and natural gas industry, founded in 1919 and based in Washington D.C.
  • OxiClean – a product line of household cleaning items, introduced in 1997.
  • MintMobile – a provider of wireless phone services.

Those sure are some top-tier brands there. Some of the viewers and many of the guests could use some “online reputation management” after appearing there. MyPillow is owned by a reactionary dingbat…I’ll never own one of his pillows, and it’s really weird that you can get rich selling a pillow when you can buy them for a few bucks at Target. Of course the American Petroleum Institute loves Carlson.

I was most amused, though, that the anti-science organization Answers in Genesis is happily plugging away on Fox News, and no one on Fox News has any qualms about promoting creationism. That’s also unsurprising, they’re into making America great again by rolling back time to the 18th century.

Comments

  1. d3zd3z says

    I would never consider a “My Pillow”, given that they support this show. But there is a world of difference between a good pillow and one that costs a few bucks at Target.

  2. DanDare says

    Shutting off all the feeds as a reaction gives the alt-right a strong heckler’s veto. Facebook etc should have a wing of professional filterers for such situations. Filtering out the hate and noise only.

  3. Akira MacKenzie says

    On the ”God Awful Movies” podcast, the eternally funny Eli Bosnick called a stay at Sandals ”Resorts” a ”punishment vacation.”

  4. mnb0 says

    “they’re into making America great again by rolling back time to the 18th century.”
    Maybe that’s not such a bad idea? Shrinking the country back to that size (also technologically)?

  5. Bruce says

    Likely US creationist timeline of all 6000 years of the history of the universe:
    1620: god creates universe and Adam and his sex-partner rib.
    1776: Holy Spirit rapes Mary so gods’ son can do a temporary suicide mission.
    I’m pretty sure I have it right on the only dates and events that could possibly matter.
    Maybe I should find a spot to advertise this on Fox; then they’d all love me. Ugh.

  6. cartomancer says

    mnbo, #4,

    Roll it back another four centuries to the 14th and we’re in business!

  7. curbyrdogma says

    @Bruce: Don’t forget 1787, when Moses brought forth the 2nd Amendment and liberated the Christians from the Communists…

  8. llyris says

    Some of those companies sound dodgy, but who knew pillows could be controversial? Not that it’s all that convincing. I looked at the website and they don’t look that special. And why would you advertise a pillow that supposedly stays in shape all night by rolling it up and squishing it? Not convincing.
    On the other hand, my favourite pillow manufacturer advertises a pillow with ‘500 knobs to massage you all night’ and neither am I convinced by the idea of 500 knobs in my face all night… or even one. But at least they don’t have xian slogans all over their site. Just pillows.

  9. Akira MacKenzie says

    Ilyris 2 *

    It’s not so-much the pillow (which I hear is actually an overpriced foam pillow), but the Bible-humping, MAGA-head, shit who hawks them.

  10. numerobis says

    Sad to see PODS on there. They have lots of competition nowadays, but they really helped to cut the cost of moves back in the day when the alternatives were either rent your own truck or pay people to load a truck and then have a fairly high chance they’ll hold your stuff ransom until you pay some unforeseen fees.

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