Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Delta complies with hate group's demand

What do you call it when government props up a corporate near-monopoly, gives it an outright bailout just for the asking, and rubber-stamps its takeover of a competitor - and then this corporation does the bidding of a right-wing hate group? I call it stupid.

Recently, Bill Donohue's Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights - an extremist group that has defended pedophile priests - demanded that Delta Airlines pull ads from The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. The Catholic League was angry that the satirical cable show poked fun at Fox News for supporting the Republicans' war on women. This comes on the heels of Donohue comparing pro-choice groups to Nazis.

How did Delta respond to the Catholic League's ultimatum? With total, unquestioning compliance, of course.

Since Delta sides with an organization that supports pedophiles, shouldn't its monopoly be broken? And what are the implications of a company that got bailout money - public funds - favoring such a group and discriminating against those who oppose it? It was bad enough for the government to award air routes only to a single airline even when an airline didn't take such fetid stances as this.

(Source: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/05/07/the-catholic-league-bullies-delta-air-lines-into-pulling-advertising-from-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart)

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