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.