Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times just proved his ignorance today in his most recent bloviation;
But Chick-fil-A customers didn’t have to think about that until Cathy’s son Dan stepped over the second danger line by injecting himself and his company into politics. At some point when the Cathy family was formulating its views on gay relationships, they became a political issue, what with legislatures and courts all over the country clearing the way for gay marriage and advocates of traditional marriage, whatever that is, pushing back.
Mr. Hiltzik, were you born stupid or did you have to work at it? He then goes on to pile on the stupid with this;
Corporate executives surrounded by yes men telling them how wise they are will probably continue to try sharing their wisdom on subjects well outside their core competencies. Sometimes they’ll tailor their words to what they think are their target markets. Sometimes, like Cathy, they’ll discover that there are bigger markets out there where customers may not care for what they have to say. We should defend to the death their right to speak, and also our own right to make them pay for it, or not, at the cash register.
I don’t know Hiltzik…perhaps you should have waited until after Wednesday evening to see how that whole ‘boycott’ thing worked out before shooting off your keyboard. Chick-Fil-A broke a single day world record for revenue. Looks like your ‘boycott’ turned into a ‘buycott’ instead.