DAILYKENN.com -- He should have said, “[T]he truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Stalin.”
But, alas, Ben Shapiro chose to evoke the name of Hitler.
It seems the far left has duped sane people into deferring from personifying evil by evoking communism and communist leaders as examples of evil. Instead, we defer to Hitler and "Nazi".
I suggest sane Americans evoke Stalin rather than Hitler and Stasis rather than Nazis when emphasizing evil. The Stasi was the Staatssicherheitsdienst, East Germany's tyrannical secret police. Agents and supporters of the Stasi could be referred to as 'Stasis' and repressive censors (such as Facebook) as 'neo-Stasis'.
From msn.com ▼ Colin Kalmbacher
Here come the free market sponsor boycotts.
As of Saturday, at least two advertisers have pulled the plug on conservative commentator Ben Shapiro‘s eponymous podcast over the host’s controversial speech at the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
“[T]he truth is that no pro-life person on earth would kill baby Hitler,” Shapiro said before adding, “Baby Hitler was a baby.”
On Twitter, relaxation and meditation app Calm responded to customer outrage about Shapiro’s “baby Hitler” speech in a late Friday night tweet announcing, “We do not align with this message. We’re pulling our sponsorship.”
An earlier tweet sent by the company noted that the company was investigating the incident in light of multiple user complaints and a social media call-out campaign.
“This was brought to our attention earlier today,” the company’s official Twitter account said. “We do not align with this message. Please know that we’re looking into this.”
Calm is the second company to pull their advertising dollars after Shapiro’s speech.
Earlier on Friday, subscription toothbrush service Quip decided to go another direction with their outreach due to the widely panned remarks.
“Our mission is to make good oral health more accessible to everyone, and podcast advertising is one way we’re able to realize this,” a statement released by the company said.
“However, following one of our ads being read in a venue we did not endorse, we have chosen to discontinue our advertising relationship with this show. We are also taking steps to ensure all of our advertising partners are aligned with our oral health mission and values.”
Shapiro’s comments immediately drew scorn and ridicule online after first being reported by MoveOn’s Jordan Uhl.
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