If you’re taking a sip from coffee made in the popular Keurig machine, you might want to set it down.
That is, if you’re a fan or supporter of Sean Hannity. It might leave a bitter taste in your mouth. After Hannity’s radio interview with Judge Roy Moore and then his panel analysis of it on his TV show, the liberal rag Media Matters for America was spitting mad. Or at least they pretended to be.
MM tweeted “Good afternoon @Keurig. You are currently sponsoring Sean Hannity’s show. He defends child molester Roy Moore and attacks women who speak out against sexual harassment. Please reconsider.”
Keurig then replied, “Angelo, (contact at Keurig) thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.”
They did pull their ads. Frankly, I thought Hannity was circumspect in his treatment of the Moore situation. He didn’t harass the Judge on his radio show and he didn’t particularly defend him when Greg Jarrett and Geraldo Rivera of Fox News attacked Moore’s comments and viewed him as guilty of going after a 14-year-old girl.
None of that matters to liberals. They see an opportunity to get a highly popular conservative off the air. Smears + boycott might = Fox pulling the show.
Fans didn’t see it that way. They’ve been using twitter to encourage people to return their coffeemakers and/or threaten to stop buying them. #BoycottKeurig is trending.
Hannity enjoyed the backlash. He tweeted, “I am humbled and speechless and frankly laughing my ass off. I love all my deplorable friends. Thank you and Game on!!”
If you want to let Keurig know what you think, their number is 866-901-2739.
The company is risking a lot with this boycott. They’re already on shaky ground after the Huffington Post reported “Your Keurig Machine May Be Covered In Bacteria And Mold.” The report says ”Your Keurig coffee machine may be a bacteria breeding ground, according to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago. The news outlets swabbed the various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers, sending samples to a lab to be analyzed. One swab from a machine in Pittsburgh contained 4.6 million colonies of bacteria and mold, and E.coli showed up on a machine in Dallas. More than half of the machines came back with bacteria counts in the millions, CBS Pittsburgh reports.”
The company is reacting stupidly. They won’t get it until coffee sales are down to a trickle.