4.04.2012

Loesch baselessly accuses "Coca-Cola of siding with 'cop-killing' far-lefty Van Jones"

Yet another day of Dana Loesch suggesting a boycott of anything that doesn't cave into the right-wing agenda and whining on twitter about "'liberals' bullying businesses.". In her post at Big Government, she also falsely accused Van Jones of being a "9/11 Truther" and a "supporter of cop-killers."


Today Coca Cola sided with reported 9-11 truther and cop-killer supporter Van Jones and the group he co-founded, Color of Change. CoC cyber-bullied Coca Cola, Walmart, and other companies for supporting voter integrity via their membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Via the Washington Examiner:

Officials from another party-backed group, Color of Change, kicked off a boycott of Coke and other financial backers of the American Legislative Exchange Council which supports new voter ID laws. Other supporters include Walmart and Koch Industries. The boycott call started with a tweet (@CocaCola is helping undermine voting rights. Tell them to stop) and a webpage. The group also has tied the Council to the Trayvon Martin shooting case.

If requiring an ID to vote is racist, I would like for Color of Change to explain to me how requiring an ID to cash a check, purchase alcohol, cigaretters, reserve a hotel room, rent a car, enter into the very Department of Justice building, operate a motor vehicle, buy a home, et al. isn't racist -- and if they are consistent and believe that it is, explain why they haven't protested any of these things.





Who's doing the cyber-bullying now? It certainly is NOT Van Jones or Color of Change, but Loesch and the rest of the RWNJ brigade that's doing it. And the "Voter ID" laws (really voter suppression laws) are indeed targeted at groups likely to vote Democratic, such as African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, the poor, college students, and the disabled.


Here are the actual facts from Think Progress, not the ones that Loesch made up to lie on purpose:

Prompted by a petition campaign by the progressive advocacy group Color of Change, Coca-Cola has pulled its support from ALEC, a right-wing corporate-funded front group which has been pushing voter restriction efforts around the country. The company released this statement moments ago:
The Coca-Cola Company has elected to discontinue its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Our involvement with ALEC was focused on efforts to oppose discriminatory food and beverage taxes, not on issues that have no direct bearing on our business. We have a long-standing policy of only taking positions on issues that impact our Company and industry.
Here's some great ideas to piss off Loesch: Go buy Coca-Cola products and any other products that don't cave into right-wing extremists.


Hey, Dana, grow the fuck up already!
UPDATE (04.06.2012): Yesterday, on KFTK's The Dana Show, she still defended ALEC and attacked Van Jones.

From the 04.05.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:
       

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