Ben Shapiro

And his advertisers agree -- Ritz Crackers, owned by Mondelez International, said, "At Mondelez International we demonstrate our commitment to responsible corporate citizenship by participating in programs that best serve a wide range of local communities and their interests and needs. We extend our responsibility to the sponsorship of tasteful, believable television programming, and we avoid sponsorship of programs that would be unacceptable in terms of generally accepted social or community standards."

And herein lies the problem. While the sponsors of right-wing commentators like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs face the astroturfed efforts of leftist groups, folks like Sharpton are granted the patina of legitimacy. That's why I, along with the David Horowitz Freedom Center, started TruthRevolt.org, an organization dedicated to holding advertisers and sponsors accountable for the sources they support. The media has been worth 10 points in elections to the left, thanks to the right's willingness to play by the Marquess of Queensberry rules. Sharpton's presence on national television demonstrates the ultimate disregard in which the media and their sponsors hold the American public. It's time to hold them accountable.


Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro is an attorney, a writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. He is editor-at-large of Breitbart and author of the best-selling book "Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over Your TV."
 
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