Five Reasons for Conservatives to Boycott Netflix
Some people on Twitter are pushing the #NetflixAMericAChallenge for conservatives to cancel their Netflix accounts.
My family has a Netflix account and we've enjoyed using it for many years. I'm sure many PJ Media readers enjoy the convenience of watching videos on demand through the company's media streaming services, too. But Neflix, like most media giants, leans decidedly leftward and has not been able to resist pushing a left-leaning agenda. There comes a time when every conservative consumer has to make a decision between putting up with the bias or putting his/her foot down.
Here are five reasons why I think, for many of us, the time has come to say "enough is enough."
1. Michelle Wolf has her own show
The alleged comedian made headlines last month when she took some unprecedentedly vicious swipes at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
In February, the former "Daily Show" writer landed her own half-hour weekly talk show for Netflix, promising "no preaching or political agenda — unless it’s funny."
Apparently Wolf thought it would be "funny" to attack Sanders again during the opening monologue of her very first show. Commenting on the recent appointment of CIA director Gina Haspel, Wolf said:
"After Gina [Haspel] was nominated, my best friend Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted, 'Any Democrat who claims to support women’s empowerment and our national security but opposes her nomination is a total hypocrite,’" Wolf stated. “Well if anyone’s an expert of hypocrites, it’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. And for the record, that was not a looks-based joke. That was about her ugly personality. She has the Mario Batali of personalities."
Batali, in case you didn't know, is a celebrity chef who was forced to step away from his restaurant business empire after sexual misconduct allegations against him surfaced from multiple women. The comparison is not only over the line -- it doesn't even make sense. Furthermore, it's obvious that she is going to be using her platform on Netflix to push a political agenda. She has every right to do so, and Netflix has every right to host her, but we also have a choice not to support it.