WND Joins Kellogg’s Boycott Because First Amendment

Just For Men Mustache Olympics gold medalist and World Net Daily founder Joseph Farah writes:

It’s a dangerous thing, indeed, when fat-cat, multinational corporations like Kellogg determine to use their powerful advertising position to squelch free speech and freedom of the press by selectively boycotting media companies because they stand for principles like American national sovereignty.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s the absolute right of any corporation to spend its advertising dollars where it wants – for any reason. But, when businesses make bad decisions based on bad information and decide to support immoral causes, it’s the duty of Americans to be discerning about where and how they spend their own money.

As for me and WND, we stand with our “competitor,” Breitbart.com – the target of Kellogg and a growing number of other establishment corporations as they try to kill a voice of independence and liberty.

WND and Breitbart don’t share the same mission. We don’t follow exactly the same standards and practices, and we have many differences in what we cover and how we cover the news. But, we both believe in freedom and a vibrant press, and we share a common conviction that the first duty of real journalists is to serve as a watchdog on government fraud, waste, abuse and corruption.

So we put aside any differences we have, including rivalries over the market share of a handful of independent, alternative, online media outlets, to support our beleaguered friends and colleagues at Breitbart. We do so by fighting fire with fire. If Kellogg wants to attack Breitbart’s bottom line, then we will do everything in our power to hurt Kellogg’s bottom line.

If Kellogg won’t allow any advertising at Breitbart, we won’t accept any Kellogg advertising at WND. Period. End of story. The day Kellogg changes its decision, WND will change its decision.

Like most wingnuts, Farah has no understanding of the First Amendment.josephfarah2

  • bkmn

    Time to buy Kelloggs stock.

  • Michael R

    Is there a MASSIVE ORGANIZED BOYCOTT of any
    company that does advertise on Breitbart ?
    ( hint hint )

    • Frostbite

      Yeah I had no plans on buying a dozen copies of their “Bible” anyway..

    • Cousin Bleh

      We’d have to hold some an elaborate Hunger Games lottery to pick someone to go there and find out who their advertisers are.

    • BG

      Yes!

  • Blake Mason

    *adds Special K, Froot Loops, and Frosted Flakes to cart*

  • Giant Monster Gamera

    I’m sure Kelloggs is tossing their plan to advertise Fruit Loops on the WND site in the trash at this moment.

    • Blake Mason

      But how appropriated it would be to advertise Froot Loops on there.

      • chris james

        Oh Hell….more Fruit Loops for me. Yaaaay

  • pj

    i need to try shoe polish on my mustache

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    “Just For Men Mustache Olympics gold medalist”

    I think there is no need for further comments. Joe has pre-won the thread.

    Bravo Sir!

  • TrollopeReader

    “We don’t follow exactly the same standards and practices…” Ummmm, that pre-supposes either one of you actually has standards. Idiots.

    • David Walker

      Like the sentiment. Like the avatar.

  • Liberal Elitist

    Is America great again yet?

    • Gianni

      Not yet. The greatness will start on 21 Jan ’16.

      • Liberal Elitist

        A day that will live in infamy.

      • The_Wretched

        17

        • Gianni

          Thanks! 🙂 After two years of Trump campaigning and winning the election, I’ve lost my bearings.

  • mikeinrkfd

    Make America Grain again.

  • zhera

    Just For Men Mustache Olympics gold medalist

    LOLZ

  • Oikos
    • zhera

      Straight from the pyramids!

    • Paula

      It should say Salt of the Earth free.

      • Todd20036

        Should really say, “Lot’s Wife Free”

        • Steverino

          The poor Sodomites. She was such a pillar of the community.

    • Nic Peterson

      Enriched with circular logic.

    • AtticusP

      A little bigotry in every bite!

      • Uncle Mark

        Does not include the recommended daily allowance of moral fiber

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          • ChrisMorley

            FLAGGED and REPORTED

      • BG

        With Kellogg’s products it is a bite full of Genetically Modified Organisms and Glyphosate in every delicious spoonful.

        We are boycotting those cancer causing flakes.

        http://gmofreeusa.org/take-action/boycott-kelloggs-campaign/boycotts-kelloggs-consumers/

    • Uncle Mark

      Just add some Fruit Loops and watch the fun, as the Fruit Loops rise to the top and turn the milk into a happy rainbow.

    • Uncle Mark

      The Pope already said in essence that Breitbart, WND, and their readers all eat shit anyway, so…here’s your usual breakfast, so you little soldiers can keep up your strength for protesting. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/10ac42644db6ea6d67ac7f52e322af41e5ebaca2a19792991e689d3c0d64a3db.jpg

    • douglas

      I did my anti-wingnut duty today and puchased 20 boxes of Kelloggs cereal and donated it to our local food bank. Let’s get their sales to soar and help feed those in need too.

      • BG

        I did my duty for the Earth and the Children and am boycotting Kellogg’s crap because Kellogg uses Genetically Modified Organisms and Glyphosate in the making of their unhealthy and environmentally damaging products. I guess if it comes down to hating the wingnuts or caring about the environmental, I choose the environment. Now go eat your lousy twenty boxes of Kellogg’s Genetically Modified Organisms and Glyphosate and die of cancer by the time you are forty-five you tool.

        http://gmofreeusa.org/take-action/boycott-kelloggs-campaign/boycotts-kelloggs-consumers/

  • Cousin Bleh

    (in David Attenborough’s voice…) It won’t be long now until the caterpillar becomes a Giant Leopard Moth. You can tell it’s getting ready to pupate because it’s become lethargic.

  • Paul David

    Ahhhh, the “Unicorn-stitution!”

    That great document which bears superficial resemblance to the US Constitution, but has the added virtue of saying whatever conservatives want it to say.

  • Oikos

    “If Kellogg wants to attack Breitbart’s bottom line”

    So Deadbart can’t exist without Kelloggs? They should be more careful who they offend then.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Acronym Jim

    That’s funny, after looking at the photo illustrating the story, I have a strange combination of a craving for and repulsion to Fruit Loops.

  • Blackfork

    Dude, you are a gnat in Kellogg’s cereal, nothing more.

    These bullshit artists keep telling the ignorant that “boycotting media companies” is squelching free speech and freedom of the press. They don’t report the news or even research it, they ‘cover’ it. And, NO, you fucking asshole, a boycott is blowback resulting from your stupid hate-speech and various vitriol. Stop acting like you are somehow constitutionally-protected from private initiatives against your ignorance and hate.

  • Brooklyn Joe
  • PickyPecker
    • Ernest Endevor

      He would know.

  • olandp

    So WND won’t accept any advertising buys from Kellogg’s. I guess that will show them.

    • zhera

      They’re already boycotting the ‘s of Kellogg’s. THAT will show them.

      *rolleyes*

      • B Snow

        You win this thread. 😀

        • zhera

          Yay!

  • Acronym Jim

    Don’t they realize the combination of the headline and photo translates to “We fruit loops stand with Breitbart?”

    Shhhh, don’t tell them. Let’s see how long it takes them to notice.

  • ColdCountry

    *yawn* Sorry… what?

  • unclemike

    Remember kids: boycotting Target because of its inclusive policies is just exercising your freedom of choice. But Kellogg’s deciding not to do business with Breitbart (Still Dead) is fascist and a First Amendment killer.

  • another_steve

    Take away my Fruit Loops and I kill you.

  • Todd

    By this logic, the wing nutters boycotting Starbucks, or Target, or Pepsi, are stifling the First Amendment rights of those companies.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Please don’t try to be logical

      • Todd

        Sorry, sorry. I realize I brought logic to an argument based on absurdity.

    • bambinoitaliano

      if only they follow through their threats. This guys are not going back to the dark days to cultivate their own food for sure.

      • David Walker

        But how long will they be able to stand their kiddies yelling because they don’t have their favorite breakfast cereal. OK, Farah is probably too old to have kiddies in his home, but I bet his followers do, and I bet Breitbartists do, too. Either a lot of dentists or Walmart clinics will be treating a lot of tweens and younger kids for broken jaws, broken teeth, or that bruise that will just not go away, or give in to the little bastards and let the wife buy Pop Tarts or whatever. And, come to think of it, I wonder how many adults will buy Pop Tarts secretly…you know, at a store in the next town.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Not gonna happen. It’s all for show. They know the companies they boycott will never suffer from their threat. It’s just a tactic to herd their reader base makes them think their sites actually stand for something.

          • David Walker

            I know…but the mental image of them being so firm in their beliefs in the face of crying, whining, screaming kids does put a smile on my face.

    • BG

      And if I want to boycott Kellogg’s crappy Corn Flakes because each lousy spoonful is chalked full of Genetically Modified Organisms and Glyphosate then I am simply exercising my First Amendment Rights. Between the battle between Trumpbart and Kellogg’s Genetically Modified Organisms, I choose the Earth.

      http://gmofreeusa.org/take-action/boycott-kelloggs-campaign/boycotts-kelloggs-consumers/

  • bambinoitaliano

    I suggest he goes through his investment portfolio before spouting nonsense in the media.

  • Lazycrockett

    Dude go outside and get some sun.

    • He can’t. He’ll burst into a pile of ash.

      • IamM

        Okay by me.

  • lymis

    They pulled their advertising. They didn’t “attack.”

    If your theory is that every potential advertiser has a moral obligation to advertise wherever the market wants them to, then they whole idea of a boycott is immoral. You know, the things you call for all the time?

    • cleos_mom

      It’s a perfect bookend to the implied assumption in objections to boycotts (i.e., by other people) that there’s some moral, legal or ethical obligation to buy the product or service.

  • olandp

    I bought some Fruit Loops a few months ago because they were buy one, get one free. I don’t drink milk so when I do eat cereal, it is a snack, dry by the handful (mmm Cap’n Crunch) and it really wasn’t good. I think I just threw the free box away.

    • Lazycrockett

      Ditto I have never had cereal for breakfast. Its always been more of a snack/dessert type thing.

      • TrollopeReader

        mix granola and Honey O’s !!

    • Fruit Loops was for some reason my breakfast of choice during high school.

      Oh wait…that explains EVERYTHING.

  • Moebym, Resistance Pilot

    Pfft, like the boycott by his pitiful readership will make a dent in Kellogg’s sales. The sooner they realize how weak they really are, the better.

    OT: Madonna likens the 2016 election outcome to a death, and blames “hateful” Trump-supporting women for the outcome.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/gossip/la-et-mg-madonna-donald-trump-20161206-story.html

    There’s plenty of blame to go around, sister. But maybe you should try to bring more awareness to Republican voter suppression efforts? Some people won’t pay attention to anything unless a celebrity brings it up.

  • AtticusP

    I am giving everyone on my holiday list multiple boxes of Kellogg’s cereal as stocking stuffers.

    And I’ll stock up on it for my own pantry as well. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f85319833e8cc03945f642d78741a531659b5621b0669a4b13f8ef7d918a3c57.jpg

    • DJ John Bear

      Now…if you REALLY want to give great stocking stuffers: POP-TARTS!! (Frosted, of course…)

      • AtticusP

        Great idea! They are definitely on “the list”.

  • Was Kelloggs eager to advertise on WND? Seriously, are weirdo survivalists, basement dwellers and creepy Christian cultists a desired demographic?

    • bambinoitaliano

      i doubt they do any shopping. They are too afraid of their own shadows to venture out. Can beans.

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      Perhaps a box of All Bran would help rid themselves of their shitty outlook on life.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I doubt Kellogg has any intention of advertising on WND.

  • karmanot
  • tcinsf

    Whatever. No responsible company should be advertising with ANY of the lunatic fringe media.

  • CB

    He contradicts himself in the second paragraph.
    And the reality is, if your kid wants Frosted Flakes, you’ll buy Frosted Flakes. Not the store brand knock-off.

    • DaveW

      I don’t have kids. They would likely hate me. Wouldn’t care what they want, they’d only get the healthy food I prepare from whole ingredients. Sugar vehicles disguised as grain, drinks or snacks not included

      The kids that scream st the grocery store? Failed parents. Quit indulging ignorance!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Farah’s bloated alkie-nose is only outshone by Bannon’s mammoth honker.

    • Oikos

      White superiority.

  • Tiger Quinn

    And how much Kellogg’s advertising was there on WND. Seriously.

  • Johnny Wyeknot
    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Who is that? Is it really, ….

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Yes, back when he was a self-avowed communist

        • Dreaming Vertebrate

          Wow! The years have not been kind! Maybe he should lose the bottle and eat something more healthy like Rice Krispies or Fruit Loops.

  • Ernest Endevor

    …free speech and freedom of the press… Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!1!!

    Oh wait, isn’t breitbarth.com a multi-national corporation?

  • Porkie

    Lets see if Mike can get his own burning bush this time..
    ..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcWm4qQaPpE

    • Natty Enquirer

      1. Charge him with arson for lighting a fire in that wind.
      2. Suspiciously lispy esses!

      • IamM

        I think he dropped dead a few months later. Maybe Satan is toasting the sin out of him right now.

        • Uncle Mark

          Why do i think that his urn is not filled with ashes, but burnt Cheerios

    • greenmanTN

      “Cheerios are a homosexual treat”?

      First off, the holes are too small and they break when you try to push into them.

      Second of all, when I’m buying myself a treat I go for brie, smoked salmon, or pate’ and I live in the middle of nowhere! (The bagels here really kinda suck though.)

  • DaveW

    Real journalists was the part that hit me the most. The confusion about first amendment, then contradicting that, or even talking about free press after supporting trump were expected.

    Real journalists? Surely they know what they are?

  • Bad Tom

    “You’ve got a nice Freedom of Speech here.
    It’s be a shame if anything happened to it.
    We need to see an uptick in ad rev. ‘K? Thx.” — WND

  • bambinoitaliano

    Such tough choices for me. Choosing to read WND over having my morning cereals. Decision, decision, decision.

  • They really are as stupid as we’ve been saying, aren’t they?

  • Cackalaquiano

    But if you can’t feed Froot Loops to kids at your Bible camps they’ll starve.

    • MBear

      Jeebus Loops
      Coco Jeebus
      and
      Frosted Jeebus Flakes

  • PickyPecker

    OT: JMG Readers and Commentors

    At the top of each comment thread (such as this one) there is a heart and ‘Recommend’ button waiting for you to click it (if you are signed-in on your disqus account). See a screen capture of my thread-bar below for a visual.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7357d12f8fb037840729aef838957ca13467857961d40d5bda70eda42384dbe1.png

    WHAT THIS DOES: Each time you choose to ‘recommend’ an article/posting that Joe has done and feel the supporting discussions are worth sharing, the number(s) of folks who choose to recommend are run through the disqus machine and fed into a list of ‘recommended reading’ posts for the disqus community as a whole.

    SO?: Keep in mind that as we move through some rather dark times, there are others out there who are looking for information, research or education on current topics. Since many of JMG topics are specifically LGBT-related, this is a chance for us to reach out and provide the disqus community a differing insight into happenings. (KNOWLEDGE IS POWER)

    PS: Recommended disqus posts can also draw additional ‘eyes’ to the posts that Joe works hard on here. And that can mean a PLU$ for him and us indirectly.

    Sorry, so long. Just a reminder. And now back to our regularly scheduled program…..

    • Bj Lincoln

      I was not aware of this. Thank you so much for the reminder. I will be using this as well as my FB which is limited. I don’t use it for anything but passing news along to friends. This is cool!

  • David in Palm Springs

    “But, we both believe in freedom and a vibrant press…”

    Says the website that bans anyone that has a differing opinion. By vibrant press, I’m assuming that’s code for white supremacists.

  • The Milkman

    Frosted flakes doesn’t advertise on WND anyway.

    • edrex

      they have too much competition from the other flakes on that site.

  • I was kidding before, I’m serious now. I need Froot Loops.
    I’ll even settle for the Malt-O-Meal knockoff.
    This is beyond politics. Beyond ideology.
    It’s about the Loops.

  • Max_1

    I prefer Cheery Hoes…
    … I don’t care much for that Race Crispies.

    • rusty57

      Cheery hoes are much more fun to be around than dreary hoes.

  • The_Wretched

    Refusing to put ads on your site doesn’t squelch free speech. Any advertiser has the right to choose where to spend its money.

  • edrex

    These people have no sense of irony or history (making them unfit to socialize with, btw) Weren’t corn flakes developed by fundamentalists to quell sexual urges?

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/23/1331075/-The-Strange-History-of-Corn-Flakes

    • Bj Lincoln

      It was some kind of health spa where a colon cleanse was a specialty. From what I understand, men are more prone to experience arousal which was acceptable under the heading of medical side effect. We are, after all, animals with urges that must be dealt with. ‘wink’ 😉

  • Michael

    This should work our rather well.

    Those people, who aren’t educated and don’t have jobs where they can even afford name brands, seriously think this isn’t going to push those of us who have the money to spend will actually not have this as a deciding factor when going down the cereal aisle.

    Has any of these so-called ‘boycotts’ actually worked?

  • Dirk Prophet

    oh my good fucking gawd, NOOooo, not the Lucky Charms!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I love how they keep arguing it’s a free speech issue while freely speaking about it being a free speech issue. Round and round it goes, where it stops, nobody cares.

  • Dirk Prophet

    Free speech is constitutionally protected. But will compulsory speech be allowed?

    “If I become president, we’re gonna be saying Merry Christmas at every store … You can leave happy holidays at the corner.” -Trump

  • Barry William Teske

    That big ol sore on the snowflakes chin?
    One has to go real low to smell bullshit and by the looks of the festering chin, Joseph Farah not only smelt it, he obviously cut himself with it.

  • Bj Lincoln

    It is the company’s right to not advertise on any site. I am positive they did their homework before making their decision instead if making “bad decisions based on bad information”. Just because they don’t agree with your content does not mean they are supporting ” immoral causes” nor is it up to you to judge them, according to the rules in your holy book.
    These morons are once again trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill by declaring ‘war’ because a company is legally running their business as they see fit. They are twisting words by turning every positive into a negative and adding mis-information in a tone of anger, frustration and emergency. This all targets feelings. They are so much easier to tap into than reason, logic and facts. This is one more instance of a smooth talker targeting the uneducated who are often poor and the super rich who often don’t have the time but is taken in because of the salesmanship plus they can afford it. Drumpf has been doing the same thing and look at where he is. He thinks he is above the law. He knows nothing about the job and doesn’t care how things get done. He refuses to attend briefings in prep for meetings and has had meetings of his own ‘off the record’ that may affect our country. He is going around acting like he is the president making questionable deals with other countries while running a “Thank you tour” AKA Victory lap. He has turned our entire democratic system into a joke. He is “ON Top of the World!” and can do no wrong! We are in BIG FUCKING TROUBLE. I’d like to leave Earth please.

  • Mark

    It does appear that his chin continues to scrape the carpet….or zipper

  • sherman

    I don’t care how many times you write “World Net Daily”, my brain will always automatically process it as “World Nut Daily”.

  • M Jackson

    What’s wrong with his face? He needs to lay off of the hooch.

  • Itsatarp

    “…we will do everything in our power to hurt Kellogg’s bottom line….we won’t accept any Kellogg advertising at WND.”

    Yes, because allowing a company to keep their money rather then give it to you is certainly going to hurt their bottom line.

  • NancyP

    They don’t eat cereal anyway, they are constipated.

  • Lane

    I’m pretty sure Farrah _does_ have a good understanding of the First Amendment, but instead chooses how he expresses that understanding and purposefully lies (or at least misleads) when it suits him.

  • Steverino

    I suppose this means no more Froot Loops for Farah.

  • Gianni

    I’m sure Kellogg is really saddened and upset by World Nut Daily’s refusal to take any more of their money. Your choice if you want less profit.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    “we won’t accept any Kellogg advertising at WND”

    Bitch, you better wait till they ask to advertise with you before you refuse and boycott them. They haven’t asked you and NOW (that you have said what you did) they WON’T. There goes your free money out the window.