LISTEN: John and Ken Update Audience
John and Ken
We told you last week that periodically we were going to update you on the efforts of these activist groups who want to censor us and censor you, especially when it comes to the illegal alien issue. And a couple of matters have popped up that we wanted to address. First is, we’re getting emails from people who have read somewhere that advertiser X or advertiser Y is not advertising on the show…And advertiser Z…And a couple of those advertisers haven’t been advertising on the show for many years for whatever reason they have. I mean, advertising budgets come and go. So, some of that’s been overblown. Some of you have sent us emails wanting to boycott the advertisers that you think have dropped their advertising…Here’s a sample. “Dear John and Ken, I support your right to freedom of speech. I tried to email the company to express my concern but they now have a policy in place of not having an email address to send a letter. I got to talk to a real-live human being to dictate my message to the upper echelons of this company, and hopefully it will go through the proper channels. But there - this is too important of an issue to allow the voices of reason, like John and Ken, against illegal aliens to be silenced. I support your right to freedom of speech and my right to freedom of speech, so it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. I dropped company X. We’re in big trouble if you two are silenced.” But part of the speech we made the other day was that we really don’t believe in economic boycotts. And if you’ve listened to the show over the years, have we ever been involved in one? I can’t think of one…No. We usually laugh at them…Right…We usually get the “Let’s boycott Shell”…Oh, Gas stations, right…over the gas prices…that is the biggest one…So we understand the sentiment, and we appreciate your support. But, you don’t have to drop the businesses who advertise here or have advertised here. Don’t believe everything you read in the headlines. Let’s keep our policy consistent. We’ve never called to have any listeners boycott any business for any reason…Not even
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