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    @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”

    @SodaStreamUSA response to Limbaugh boycott: “We continue to advertise”

    SodaStream is an Israeli company which makes a really cool and really popular product, essentially a make your own soda at home device.  I plan on getting one.  Its U.S. division is SodaStreamUSA.

    This video shows the SodaStream story of building bridges between Jews and Arabs:

    Nonetheless, SodaStream has been the subject of a vicious boycott by the anti-Israel BDS movement, that grouping of Islamist, anti-Israel leftists and academics and other fringe players like Code Pink, which seeks to delegitimize Israel.  The latest iteration, as you know, was the pressure campaign which succeeded in convincing Stephen Hawking to boycott an Israeli conference.

    SodaStream is not alone as a BDS target.  We previously have written about Sabra hummus and Aroma Café (and we urged a “BUYcott”).

    Ironically, this commercial was banned by CBS during the SuperBowl not because of the BDS movement (which did try to get SodaStream banned) but because it upset certain other advertisers:

    Because SodaStream recently began advertising on the Rush Limbaugh show, SodaStream now also is subjected to the secondary boycott run by Media Matters and that assemblage of real and fictitious activists using the banner of “Stop Rush” and “Flush Rush” who seek to win the argument by depriving Limbaugh and other conservatives of platforms.

    We wrote about this phenomenon recently, Why is Daily Kos so afraid of some speech competition from the Koch Brothers?

    BDS and Stop Rush are joined at the hip, as this Daily Kos post calling for a joint boycott of SodaStream shows:

    Daily Kos - SodaStream Palestinian Misery

    The usual tactics are being used against SodaStream, tweets from the assemblage of real and fake Twitter and Facebook accounts to make it seem to SodaStream that there is a mass movement behind the boycott, when in fact it is just the usual Media Matters astroturfed Potemkin social media village.

    I reached out to SodaStreamUSA to ask its position on the boycott, and whether it would stop advertising.

    The response was direct and pretty clear:

    “We continue to advertise”

    Let’s hope SodaStreamUSA stands strong.  The same people who hate SodaStreamUSA for advertising on the No. 1 Talk Radio Show already hate it for being Israeli.

    You can’t appease haters.

    [BTW, this is the 9000th post published at LI]


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    David Yotham | May 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    “You can’t appease haters.”

    THAT is a chunk of truth that our dear Republic would do well to ponder. From the socialist/marxist/anarchist thugs all the way to multi-flavored Islamic fanatics – appeasement equates to weakness. Embracing multiculturalism and political correctness have just become euphemisms for appeasement, best exampled by the tame RINOs amongst our elected delegates.

    southcentralpa | May 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Get one. It totally rocks.

    Billiam | May 16, 2013 at 4:59 am

    I like my Soda Stream. Orange, Root Beer and Ginger Ale, are my favorites. Also, when someone trots one of these boycotts out, I try to support whomever they’re targeting. In Wisconsin, during the recall, many of the leftist thugs targeted stores who were either trying to stay out of it, or supporting Walker, for boycotts. Myself, and others, participated in buy-cotts to counter act the garbage from the left. The left, and the adherents of the religion of pieces will always hate and blame Israel for their problems.

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