HGTV DECIDES AGAINST FREEDOM!

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If you don’t agree with what we say, we will punish you!’

This, in effect, is what the website “Right Wing Watch” is saying to all Americans.  Right Wing Watch is, guess what?  A website!  One of millions currently on the internet.  My blog, Merillion, is a “website.”  You got a blog?  You got a website that isn’t a blog?  My point being that Right Wing Watch is just one of many blogs & websites.

So why did HGTV bow down to them?  Look at this:

“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists…”

Wow! The group “Right Wing Watch!”  It’s official!  I never heard of them, but they sound so important!

No, they’re just one website out of many.  Did HGTV know of them?  Did HGTV even vet them?  Why did HGTV consider what Right Wing Watch said as having even the slightest bit of importance?  Did HGTV think for themselves, or did they act out of fear?  THEY ACTED OUT OF FEAR – NO THOUGHT INVOLVED!  Therein lies one of the secrets of Marxist, Socialist, Left-wing Liberals who want to control YOU – AND ME – AND ALL AMERICANS!

This is where we have a Big problem.  Think about this the next time there is a punishment of any kind for SAYING THE “WRONG” THING, WRITING THE “WRONG” THING or BELIEVING THE “WRONG” THING.

 

 

 

from  DEADLINE.COM:

“HGTV Pulls New Home-Flipping Series After Report Emerges Identifying Its Stars as Anti-Gay Activists”

By  | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 12:22pm PDT
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“After the group Right Wing Watch reported the twins who star in HGTV’s recently greenlit reality series Flip It Forward are anti-gay activists, the network said this morning it had given the hook to the series, which was set to debut in October…”

“After a decade of flipping houses for profit, brothers David Benham and Jason Benham now help families buy the homes they never thought they could afford…”

Read more here:  http://www.deadline.com/2014/05/hgtv-pulls-new-home-flipping-series-after-report-emerges-identifying-its-stars-as-anti-gay-activists/

 

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In response to the actions of HGTV, on May 8, 2014 Merillion contacted HGTV by email, as follows:

Re:  BENHAM BROTHERS’ SHOW PULLED FROM HGTV BECAUSE THEY HAVE OPINIONS THAT DIFFER FROM OTHER OPINIONS, AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

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And is HGTV so self-righteous and pure as the driven snow, or is HGTV Politically Correct?

A tv show is a tv show.  If it’s a good show, people will watch it.  People connected to the good show will make money.

An American who has freedom of speech, which is by the way how America operates, is free to speak and to have opinions & thoughts.

The above two statements are separate from one another.  The twins’ opinions  have nothing to do with the show they would be a part of.

When you at HGTV read this report from Right Wing Watch, what was the first thing that came into your minds?  I’m willing to bet that it was FEAR.  Fear that the ACLU would file suit against you?  Fear that you would lose viewers? Fear of not being “politically correct” and not thinking the way everyone is SUPPOSED to think?

Political Correctness is a Cancer upon the earth, and now you, HGTVare a part of it.

 

n.b. Merillion: My readers – what do You think? Please don’t be afraid to “Talk To Me.”

10 thoughts on “HGTV DECIDES AGAINST FREEDOM!

  1. I am sick and tired of “political correctness.” So many people, including well-known tv networks, are afraid to speak the truth! You cannot tell me that all these people are pro-gay. What are they afraid of??? Too bad tlc or usa network do not pick up this show that was dropped!

    • Yes, and it is the fear itself that is at the heart of political correctness.
      As far as I’ve heard, their show hasn’t yet been picked up by anyone, but I hope it will be.

  2. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong– exactly. Do I believe in Gay rights- absolutely, but I believe in basic rights for everyone, Everyone. Would I watch a show put on by anti-gay activists- absolutely not, would I want my name associated with people like that- no… but legally, I do not know if HGTV had the right to pull the show. I would have to exam the contract- because shows are pulled and canceled all the time. Might canceling the show be good business for them… maybe, but I wouldn’t want to be stepping on anyone’s rights- and since the show has nothing to do with their discriminatory views… they may have stepped too far. All that being said- actors and celebrities always pay a price for being in the lime light- having your own tv show is not a guarantee of life. Finally- I am not opposed to political correctness because in its most basic form it is just about respect and manners…. there is no need to be crude and rude.

    • To: Term Limits for Congress
      Thanks for writing. I like the fairness of your views.
      You wrote”…and since the show has nothing to do with their [the Benham brothers] discriminatory views…”
      The “discriminatory views” come not from the Benham brothers, but from HGTV. HGTV is discriminating against the Benham brothers by pulling the show.
      You also wrote “…I am not opposed to political correctness because in its most basic form it is just about respect and manners…”
      NO, IT IS NOT! When teaching a child respect and manners, which could be called “correctness,” a parent doesn’t say, “I want you to be POLITICALLY respectful of all people and to learn good POLITICAL manners.” The key word here is “POLITICAL.”

        • You wrote, “…the Benham brothers are anti-gay activists – which is discriminatory.” No, it is not. Activism is a PROTEST.

          Here is a definition of discrimination: “…to make a difference in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit” (which is precisely what HGTV has done by pulling the show).

          and the following from American Thinker – “Rational Christianity: the Benham Brothers”

          By Chad Felix Greene

          “…The brothers were labeled “Anti-Gay, Anti- Choice extremists” by the original website that caused the controversy, Right Wing Watch. The brothers were accused of activism as though it had a sinister connotation. Their activism included participating in pro-life rallies, prayer rallies, and other general interviews…
          “The Benham brothers are not accused of harming, attacking verbally or otherwise, discriminating against or even being dismissive or rude to gay people. David Benham responded to the controversy by stating “We love all people. I love homosexuals. …and my brother and I would never discriminate.” read entire article here:
          http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/05/rational_christianity_the_benham_brothers.html

        • You & I, who don’t know each other, arrive at Macy’s door. If I hold the door open for you, I’m being polite. If I let the door close on you because I know some people hate politeness, I’m being Politically Correct.

        • That is a ridiculous example. Political correctness has nothing to do with opening doors– there are examples of manners that have nothing to do with political correctness- it’s like all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares.

          • Let me put this another way:

            You and I, who don’t know each other, have just arrived at Macy’s. If I hold the door open for you, I’m being polite. This has nothing to do with Political Correctness.

            If I know that lots of people hate politeness, and knowing this, I let the door close on you because I’m afraid of what those people will do or say, I am being Politically Correct.

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