Sunday, September 7, 2014
Al Jazeera and Starbucks.
Earlier this week I watched a segment of Al Jazeera's money program , hosted by Ali Velshi. At the end of the show, he waxed eloquent about anti-second amendment activists on the payroll of Bloomberg, and a major campaign being funded by Bloomberg to force Krogers to ban firearms on their premises.
Velshi said that both Starbucks and Target had acquiesced in the demands of these shills for Bloomberg.
I emailed Kroger, Target and Starbucks. So far, the only one I have heard back from is Starbucks. I got a computer generated response, probably triggered by the subject line of my email. It makes it clear that Al Jazeera was, as they often do, putting out false information. Before someone says "why do you watch it then" it's because they have much better on the ground coverage of middle eastern events than all the American news combined. Of course, it's stilted, anti-american and pro Islam but after years of listening to shortwave news from countries across the world I'm used to filtering the propaganda .
Here's the response from Starbucks. It seems a reasonable middle of the road stance to me.