Shame: JPMorganChase pulls NBC News ads over Megyn Kelly-Alex Jones interview

What the heck is happening to the fabric of the United States? Why is everyone a part of this generation constantly whining and moaning these days? It’s maddening.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that JPMorganChase is trying to remove local television and digital ads from all NBC News programming, including Megyn Kelly’s show, until her profile of Alex Jones is aired. This is because the financial institution doesn’t want to appear in promotions prior to the controversial interview.

It is obvious that the Wall Street firm doesn’t want to anger the left.

“As an advertiser, I’m repulsed that @megynkelly would give a second of airtime to someone who says Sandy Hook and Aurora are hoaxes,” Kristin Lemkau, JPMorgan’s chief marketing officer, tweeted.

A lot of people are upset because Alex Jones had made questionable claims pertaining to the Sandy Hook Massacre, which he has attempted to clear up for years now – his argument is that the media took advantage of the victims and had a certain narrative to vilify gun owners.

Whatever the case, it is becoming increasingly clear that the media landscape and many Americans themselves are becoming too sensitive. Are we not supposed to air anything the least controversial if it offends just 0.5 percent of the population?

This isn’t a left-right issue because both sides keep crying about something they find offensive – sponsors pulled their support of a Julius Caesar play in New York because it depicted Donald Trump and his supporters didn’t like it.

Robert Wenzel of Target Liberty made a great point about the “dumbing down of television and radio even further”:

All that this is doing is dumbing down television and radio even further, since advertisers will take particular care to avoid shows that might cover controversial issues, Thus, resulting in television and radio doing less in the way of controversial topics.

Advertisers should be hailed for sponsoring programs that cover controversial subjects. How else are we going to learn about them and what others are thinking?

It is absurd to think that a sponsor necessarily holds the view of a subject on a program.

Boycotting advertisers who sponsor controversial shows is simply preventing certain views from getting coverage. It is a tactic of those both on the right and the left who are seeking power rather than intellectual debate.

We need views to be out in the open so they can be debated—and we need advertisers who do not fear sponsoring such shows, but it is becoming more difficult for advertisers with all these boycott artists.

Everyone needs to man up, pull up their big boy pants and face life, even if it goes against your left or right stances. If Kathy Griffin wants to show a severed head, if a rodeo clown wants to wear a Barack Obama mask and if artists want to swap Julius Caesar for Donald Trump then go right ahead. It’s free speech and once you start to censor that speech then you will suppress debate and send it to the underground.

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